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Hello, happy to find this forum.

I was a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout, and have very fond memories of my time in scouting. My son just turned 5, so we're visiting a Lion's Den meeting this week in the Triangle region of North Carolina. 

Looking forward to learn from you all as I learn about Scout BSA's culture and program.

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Welcome!  Hope you have a fantastic first meeting.

That's a great part of the country.

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Lions are so much fun!  I hope you find a great den and pack to join.

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On 9/17/2020 at 10:09 PM, heres_a_llama said:

Hello, happy to find this forum.

I was a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout, and have very fond memories of my time in scouting. My son just turned 5, so we're visiting a Lion's Den meeting this week in the Triangle region of North Carolina. 

Looking forward to learn from you all as I learn about Scout BSA's culture and program.

1) WELCOME TO DA FORUMS!

2) Occonneechee Council is a really good one that offers lots of opportunities.

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2 hours ago, acco40 said:

Lions?  That's a blast from the past. 

Lions.  Now Kindergarten.

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Just now, SemperParatus said:

Welcome.

My advice would be find another activity for your son.  Scouting is in a death spiral.

Scouting is done best at the unit level.  What happens in a local den and pack is one of the most important parts of Scouting to a Lion.  As a Cub Scout, I knew next to nothing of the world outside my pack.  Lawsuits, bankruptcies, councils, you name it - they are all interesting and somewhat relevant to adults, but not to most youth, and even more so not at the Cub Scout level.

I wouldn't sweat all the distractions and discussions that permeate much of the focus of these forums.

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When the BSA is no more...units will no longer exist.  Heck, units are disbanding right and left around the country as CO's are compelled to disassociate themselves from the BSA. Why invest energy into an activity that has a very good chance of shutting down in the not too distant future? Fond memories of scouting will not save the BSA (and units).

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10 minutes ago, SemperParatus said:

When the BSA is no more...units will no longer exist.  Heck, units are disbanding right and left around the country as CO's are compelled to disassociate themselves from the BSA. Why invest energy into an activity that has a very good chance of shutting down in the not too distant future? Fond memories of scouting will not save the BSA (and units).

I've seen no COs disassociate from the BSA in the past few years.  This is simply not true.

Everyone involved knows that the bankruptcy is related to actions many years ago and is not representative of actions of the BSA today.  

 

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29 minutes ago, SemperParatus said:

When the BSA is no more...units will no longer exist.  Heck, units are disbanding right and left around the country as CO's are compelled to disassociate themselves from the BSA. Why invest energy into an activity that has a very good chance of shutting down in the not too distant future? Fond memories of scouting will not save the BSA (and units).

@SemperParatus you've got quite the tenure here! Thanks for your service to Scouting, past or present. 

That being said, you clearly aren't happy with the BSA for untold reasons. So why are you still participating here? Don't you have something better to do? 

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16 minutes ago, Sentinel947 said:

@SemperParatus you've got quite the tenure here! 

I was thinking the same thing.  1640 posts.  Am I having a senior moment?  I don't remember the name.

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