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35 minutes ago, yknot said:

Interesting. They were in an English speaking Scouts Canada unit near Montreal. One of my cub scout dens face timed with them to fulfill a requirement to interact with scouts from another country. One of the things my cubs found most shocking was that Canadian scouts have to pledge allegiance to their Queen lol.

The youngest nephew tried to continue with his old U.S. unit when he returned over breaks but it was not easy or inexpensive to do. Another way scouting could boost membership in a small way would be to make a scouting registration more portable and seamless between units.

Ask, and you shall receive...???

You can now transfer and multiple between units using your My.Scouting account

National 11/16/2020

Now users are able to transfer from one Scout unit to another without having to take a new application into the Scout office. On the “My Application” tab you can transfer yourself as an adult volunteer or your youth member from unit to unit. Unit leaders will be able to transfer youth by going to the new “Roster” feature in “Member Manager” and “Organization Manager” and select the youth who need to be transferred, then click the “Transfer” icon. This will create a transfer application which will be sent to the new unit with the ability to be approved in “Application Manager”.Transfers will take 48 hours to sync with the new unit.

The “Roster tool” also allows unit leaders to email other leaders in the unit directly from the tool. Editing youth/adult profiles, and printing rosters/membership cards is also available in the updated tool.

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If the GSUSA had marketed their Gold Award half as effectively as they've promoted 'Thin Mints' and 'Do-Si-Do's' we wouldn't be in this mess.

That's a topic in itself. If I had time, I'd link to it. The short answer: "no". The lack of outside leadership to force BSA and GS/USA to work in lock-step led to their mutual erosion. Reflecting on

If you recall Surbagh's Town Hall video, he as much admitted they (National gang) was pretty much out of ideas on how to add members to the program.  The adding girls was a hail Mary.   In realit

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36 minutes ago, InquisitiveScouter said:

Ask, and you shall receive...???

You can now transfer and multiple between units using your My.Scouting account

National 11/16/2020

Now users are able to transfer from one Scout unit to another without having to take a new application into the Scout office. On the “My Application” tab you can transfer yourself as an adult volunteer or your youth member from unit to unit. Unit leaders will be able to transfer youth by going to the new “Roster” feature in “Member Manager” and “Organization Manager” and select the youth who need to be transferred, then click the “Transfer” icon. This will create a transfer application which will be sent to the new unit with the ability to be approved in “Application Manager”.Transfers will take 48 hours to sync with the new unit.

The “Roster tool” also allows unit leaders to email other leaders in the unit directly from the tool. Editing youth/adult profiles, and printing rosters/membership cards is also available in the updated tool.

That is very good news. Where, when and how was that communicated if you don't mind sharing? I generally pay attention to news but totally missed this. 

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2 minutes ago, yknot said:

That is very good news. Where, when and how was that communicated if you don't mind sharing? I generally pay attention to news but totally missed this. 

If you log into my.scouting.org at any point in the last 6 weeks.

It was also pushed to councils, Scoutbook forums, etc

 

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3 minutes ago, CynicalScouter said:

If you log into my.scouting.org at any point in the last 6 weeks.

It was also pushed to councils, Scoutbook forums, etc

 

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Thanks. That explains it. Council does not communicate and every time I have logged onto my.scouting recently I've been so focused on the @#%!  YPT button for the @$%!  YPT training that I have not seen anything else. 

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On 12/29/2020 at 10:46 AM, MattR said:

Yep. Kind of like breaking up  the phone company. If it helps the youth then I'm for it.

Besides, the term scout is bigger than either of the 2 organizations. And I'm not talking about Israeli Scouts or Polish Scouts, both of which reside in the US and nobody seems too bothered by. Let Trail Life call themselves a scouting organization, because they are. Same for BPSA. Who doesn't think the S stands for Scout? There has to be a legal principal that if it walks like a scout, talks like a scout and eats like a scout, then it's a scout.

Agree, consider this recent story, does it really matter if these girls who are scouts are GSUSA or Scouts,BSA Troop 222 "girl scouts".

Boy and girl scouts pick up nearly 100 Christmas trees to recycle

https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/boy-and-girl-scouts-pick-up-nearly-100-christmas-trees-to-recycle-143210/

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4 hours ago, RememberSchiff said:

Agree, consider this recent story, does it really matter if these girls who are scouts are GSUSA or Scouts,BSA Troop 222 "girl scouts".

Boy and girl scouts pick up nearly 100 Christmas trees to recycle

https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/boy-and-girl-scouts-pick-up-nearly-100-christmas-trees-to-recycle-143210/

My $0.02,

@RememberSchiff, this goes to the crux of the suit. GS/USA would argue that this constitutes continuing use of their brand: allowing a headline with “girl” and “scout” to garner goodwill toward any organization other than their own.

It’s not relevant that you and I are hungry for a story of scouts of both sexes working together in a chipper mood. :D

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The media often discusses how America has divided in different ways, why can't scouts by whatever name be an exception and unify us.

May 2021 gift us with wise judges and servant leaders.

Another $0.02,

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