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CSE Letter on GSUSA Infringements

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Our local GSUSA council just sent out a broadcast e-mail, which is also on their website:

https://www.girlscoutsrv.org/en/about-girl-scouts/news/2018/girls_center.html

Among the allegations:

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A school district representative in our area reported that a Boy Scout volunteer told them that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are merging.

A Boy Scout volunteer in our region asked a Girl Scouts River Valleys volunteer to help create programming for girls who join Boy Scouts.

We heard a rumor from a concerned member that "Girl Scouts River Valleys are in dire financial straits and are practically being forced to merge with the Boy Scouts."

 

I suspect that #1, if it happened, was the result of the school employee misunderstanding some correct information that was provided.  Rumor #3 doesn't make any sense, since there's no mechanism for a local council of the GSUSA to "merge" with the BSA.

And I suspect that #2 is absolutely true.  Some BSA volunteer asked some GSUSA volunteer to help create a good youth program.  Last year, I (a BSA volunteer) was asked to help a GSUSA volunteer create programming.  Not only was I asked, but I was happy to do so, and I did.  If I do say so myself, it was very good programming, and I think the girls enjoyed it.   The GSUSA did absolutely nothing wrong in asking me to do this.  And the BSA did absolutely nothing wrong if some volunteer made a similar friendly request.

 

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31 minutes ago, Hawkwin said:

New Patrol patch design is a go!

 

 

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Is that a Valkyrie? It looks good. 

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20 minutes ago, Saltface said:

Is that a Valkyrie? It looks good. 

Yes. Webelos daughter picked out the artwork for it and gave final approval.

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14 hours ago, clemlaw said:

Our local GSUSA council just sent out a broadcast e-mail, which is also on their website:

https://www.girlscoutsrv.org/en/about-girl-scouts/news/2018/girls_center.html

Among the allegations:

I suspect that #1, if it happened, was the result of the school employee misunderstanding some correct information that was provided.  Rumor #3 doesn't make any sense, since there's no mechanism for a local council of the GSUSA to "merge" with the BSA.

And I suspect that #2 is absolutely true.  Some BSA volunteer asked some GSUSA volunteer to help create a good youth program.  Last year, I (a BSA volunteer) was asked to help a GSUSA volunteer create programming.  Not only was I asked, but I was happy to do so, and I did.  If I do say so myself, it was very good programming, and I think the girls enjoyed it.   The GSUSA did absolutely nothing wrong in asking me to do this.  And the BSA did absolutely nothing wrong if some volunteer made a similar friendly request.

 

I have also cooperated with a local GSUSA leader on a shared activity...and then she got in trouble.

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13 minutes ago, Tampa Turtle said:

I have also cooperated with a local GSUSA leader on a shared activity...and then she got in trouble.

We work with the GS Troop(s) at our church on Scout Sunday.  For next year I guess we can all be there, it seems we will not be able to talk to each other.....

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1 hour ago, Saltface said:

Is that a Valkyrie? It looks good. 

I'm not sure that that sword complies with the Guide to Safe Scouting.   :D

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4 minutes ago, NJCubScouter said:

I'm not sure that that sword complies with the Guide to Safe Scouting.   :D

It is a sheath knife.

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