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3 minutes ago, Saltface said:

In the absence of real information, what else are we supposed to do?

Just chill out and wait for official information?  Or is that too much of a grown-up concept for scout leaders?

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Just confirmed NOT “Scouting USA”...🙄

They are only talking about the BSA4G program name.  The organization remains Boy Scouts of America 

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18 minutes ago, NJCubScouter said:

 

I really hope they stick with the single-gender concept at age 11-17.  And keep the name "Boy Scouts."

That was certainly the sales pitch for the last 2 years.  To see them walk that back now... trust in the organization would be set to zero. 

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A bit more info

“What we're talking about is what we're going to call those members in a Troop -- male and female -- which will be announced tomororw at midday.”

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Just now, Eagle1993 said:

A bit more info

“What we're talking about is what we're going to call those members in a Troop -- male and female -- which will be announced tomororw at midday.”

right, so the boys in a troop will no longer be called Boy Scouts.  Superman will no longer be called a "Boy Scout", this is legal loophole wrangling by claiming the umbrella corp is still "Boy Scouts of America", but when people refer to "boy scouts" they're talking about the 11-18 Troop program... not Stem Scouts.  This is a colossal walk back. 

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14 minutes ago, Saltface said:

In the absence of real information, what else are we supposed to do?

Do?  You mean, between now and tomorrow morning?   :)

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3 minutes ago, NJCubScouter said:

Do?  You mean, between now and tomorrow morning?   :)

We have to get our remaining speculation in quickly... they didn’t give us much time!

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1 hour ago, mashmaster said:

Saw this on USSSP facebook:

We have been giving the "high sign" to inform all of you of a significant national announcement TOMORROW (2 May 2018) around 10am Central Time (11am ET/8am PT) concerning the future of the Boy Scouts of America and in particular about our young youth program (called Cub Scouts) and our middle aged youth program (which will have a new name revealed tomorrow morning). Those volunteers and professionals who attended the previews for this national event are excited to share the infomation but we've been embargoed to say very little more than "the details are coming..."

So I'm looking forward to this and I'll be able to personally "cash in" some bets with folks....

The announcement, from what we've been told, will be aired over commerical TV, on YouTube(tm), and shared over ALL of the BSA's social media outlets. We at the USSSP will follow the BSA's announcement to assist with program consistancy and support -- and honestly we can't wait to help the BSA to get the words outward in support of this.

So, stay tuned and thanks for your support to the USSSP over all of this time!!

(Mike Walton/Settummanque)

In a serious ponder....

Wonder if this will be the move to actual coed (new slide deck a-coming) as the National has decided that the "Linked" foolishness was in fact foolishness.  They are maybe planning to double down on the new movement as "thousands" come to join up

 

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4 minutes ago, Jameson76 said:

In a serious ponder....

Wonder if this will be the move to actual coed (new slide deck a-coming) as the National has decided that the "Linked" foolishness was in fact foolishness.  They are maybe planning to double down on the new movement as "thousands" come to join up

 

That's something I would not bet against.

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1. Skorts

2. A cub scarf

3. New roll-up capris for the lady-folk

4. Cub scout leggings (ugh)

5. New color options for derby car tires

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1 minute ago, The Latin Scot said:

1. Skorts

2. A cub scarf

3. New roll-up capris for the lady-folk

4. Cub scout leggings (ugh)

5. New color options for derby car tires

6. BSA color nail polish.

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51 minutes ago, Saltface said:

My money's on the new name being "Randall Stephenson's Low-Risk Exclusively-Indoor After-School Program for AT&T Middle Management."

I'm in for $50.  

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And I thought I had too much time on my hands.  Some on here need to simply go back and review the foundational elements of the program, starting with the connection to Baden Powell.  If you can lay your hands on a copy, get the book Personally Speaking which is a collection of editorial comments from the past editor of Scouting, Lex Lucas, that was published after his retirement in 1965.  A number of the entries seem tailor-made for this hyper "sky is falling" crowd.  

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45 minutes ago, Eagle1993 said:

6. BSA color nail polish.

Whoever is in charge at National Supply is either getting promoted, or is getting fired 

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