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Youth only get one shot to be touched by the magic of Cub Scouting. It is wrong that adult-children weasel their way back into BSA activities and pervert the program to shine back on them, robbing the next generation of their opportunity. Bullying is a serious problem in Scouts BSA and the decimated numbers of Scouts in the US shows that. Trustworthy Tommy is a song to help Webelos and new Scouts BSA learn the Scout Law. Webelos need to memorize the law to earn the Arrow of Light. New Scouts BSA must memorize it for the Tenderfoot rank. Some boys who have trouble with rote memorization will find that learning the song helps it stick with them. The Scouts BSA program is not co-ed. The leadership of the BSA determined that the best way to welcome girls and serve today’s families was to offer a unique model that builds on the proven benefits of our single-gender program, while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth 11-17 years old that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the ... Welcome! This forum has a treasure trove of great info – Scouters helping Scouters! Just a heads up, though - all content, information, and opinions shared on this forum are those of the author, not the BSA. The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing programs.

The Reddit Roundtable

2014.08.06 15:00 The Reddit Roundtable

A roundtable for those hard working unit leaders of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Crews

2020.09.01 16:49 robhuddles Golden Empire Council (Northern CA) Virtual University of Scouting Open To All

The GEC in Northern California is hosting a virtual University of Scouting event on November 14 and because it's virtual, we're inviting Scouters from all over the country to join us and get trained.
We have close to 100 courses covering topics on Cubs, Scouts BSA, General Scouting, Venturing, OA, and Commissioners.
This year, we also have three special guests, including the Western Region President, the Western Region Vice President for High Adventures, and the Philmont's General Manager.
Registration is only $5 through Sept 30, and $10 after that. We do expect classes to fill quickly, so early registration is strongly suggested.
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2020.09.01 16:49 robhuddles Golden Empire Council (Northern CA) Virtual University of Scouting Open To All

The GEC in Northern California is hosting a virtual University of Scouting event on November 14 and because it's virtual, we're inviting Scouters from all over the country to join us and get trained.
We have close to 100 courses covering topics on Cubs, Scouts BSA, General Scouting, Venturing, OA, and Commissioners.
This year, we also have three special guests, including the Western Region President, the Western Region Vice President for High Adventures, and the Philmont's General Manager.
Registration is only $5 through Sept 30, and $10 after that. We do expect classes to fill quickly, so early registration is strongly suggested.
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2020.09.01 16:48 robhuddles Golden Empire Council (Northern CA) Virtual University of Scouting Open To All

The GEC in Northern California is hosting a virtual University of Scouting event on November 14 and because it's virtual, we're inviting Scouters from all over the country to join us and get trained.
We have close to 100 courses covering topics on Cubs, Scouts BSA, General Scouting, Venturing, OA, and Commissioners.
This year, we also have three special guests, including the Western Region President, the Western Region Vice President for High Adventures, and the Philmont's General Manager.
Registration is only $5 through Sept 30, and $10 after that. We do expect classes to fill quickly, so early registration is strongly suggested.
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2020.08.11 03:01 trevorsumlin What awards or similar things can I be working towards as an 18-year old Scout since I’m ineligible for merit badges?

I recently became an Eagle Scout and turned 18 shortly after, but I’m still in high school. I want to stay involved with BSA and so I’m still in my troop. I think I’m technically a JASM? But I’m treated just like an ASPL.
Since I’m 18 already, I can’t earn merit badges or even most of the awards. What should I be working towards? Does anyone know of awards that can be earned after you turn 18? I know I can technically work on Scouter-specific awards now, but I’m obviously not exactly Wood Badge material yet.
I am in the Order of the Arrow, but (admittedly) I was one of those sash-and-dash guys. I did my ordeal 3 or 4 years ago and have only been to one event. Can I still work towards earning brotherhood rank if I’m 18?
As somewhat of a side note, I tried to find the requirements for the Episcopal Church’s Scouter religious award (St. George’s Medal) on google and wasn’t successful. If anyone knows the requirements for this or is able to find them, it would be greatly appreciated!
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2020.08.06 11:55 DroolingSlothCarpet What's the process of obtaining equipment from a disbanded unit for use by another unit?

I'm a Scouter with a BSA unit. The unit could make good use of a particular type of equipment that is relatively expensive. Nearby is an organization who used to sponsor a BSA unit and they possess the type of item we need.
The Rules and Regulations of BSA contain a section about "Unit Assets Upon Dissolution" that in part reads "Any assets obtained with funds from the chartered organization or parents of registered members may be redeployed as agreed upon by the chartered organization and local council."
My question is, does anyone have any experience in this process and if so could you offer some guidance?
Thank you.
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2020.07.19 05:09 Quixotic_Illusion I feel bad for today's Scouts

I was in the program in the early 2000s. It was a lot different of an environment because the BSA was still pretty relevant in society. In fact, I came in around the time it was drawing criticism for its stance on gays. Over time, it seems like the BSA hasn't been able to catch a break. The membership controversies, declining membership, lawsuits, consequential bankruptcy, and now a pandemic. I've heard some innovative ways of how Scouts still participate in an online environment during the pandemic, but it's not the same as bonding over a campfire and getting rained on (in my opinion). With the culmination of the events, I sometimes feel like the kids today are getting short changed of an experience. Could be wrong, but that is my impression based upon conversations with other Scouters.
Just like most former Scouters dedicated to the BSA, I want younger generations to have great experiences just like I did but it seems like it's getting more difficult to do so in today's environment. Someday, I would like my kids to participate in the BSA should they choose, but I'm not sure how much more bad news the org can go through. Thanks for reading my short rant; input from current Scouts or Scouters would be great to read. Hope you're all doing well.
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2020.07.06 19:13 randomtechguy142857 Looking forward: A model and ideas for youth protection

It’s been said by many already, but it bears repeating: Sexual abuse and paedophilia in this community must never happen again. I’m sure most of us would rather the competitive scene not die out completely, but one thing is for certain: whatever protection systems were in place beforehand clearly weren’t enough. To that end, we need to change things if we want to come out of this mess stronger than before.
I’ve seen some people suggest ideas already: youth-only tournaments, no afterparties, etc. I won’t comment on my thoughts on those; what I want to do in this post is put forward an idea for a model upon which we can base our own plan, or at least draw inspiration from, just to lay a foundation.
The model I have in mind is the youth protection policy used by the Boy Scouts of America (‘BSA’), developed over the past few decades. Now I’m sure many of you will have varying opinions on how the BSA is currently handling past cases of sexual abuse and paedophilia, but one thing is for sure — the current policy works in preventing this kind of abuse from happening in the majority of instances. (According to court papers, 90% of abuse claims in the BSA are from before the youth protection programme went into effect 30 years ago.)
The reason I think the BSA’s youth protection policy is a good model here is because there are several important similarities with the Smash community. The most relevant is that large numbers of youth and adults are interacting and getting to know one another, many of whom will not be family. Moreover, and I mention this because it’s relevant, in both cases the majority (but NOT the entirety) of the participants are male. Both of these mean that the issue of youth protection (and general anti–sexual misconduct measures) have heavy overlap between the two. There are, of course, critical differences. In terms of numbers, the competitive Smash community is much more adult-heavy than the BSA. Moreover, and possibly more importantly, all participants in the BSA (now) must be officially registered (adult or otherwise), which may be less feasible for this decentralised community. Therefore, I don’t suggest we just copy+paste the youth protection policy and make it our own; however, we can still adapt it to our purposes, or at the very least draw inspiration from it. If nothing else, I hope this post will at least inspire conversation of a serious plan for the future.
Here are the major components of the BSA’s youth protection policy (that don’t specifically have to do with camping etc.), and how I think they might be able to be adapted to the setting of competitive Smash. For anyone that wants to see the originals, it’s page 1 of the ‘Guide to Safe Scouting’ document available here.
The core of the policy are the ‘barriers to abuse’, a set of rules that must be followed in all contexts:
No one-on-one contact. “In situations requiring a personal conference, the meeting is to be conducted with the knowledge and in view of other adults and/or youth. Private online communications (texting, phone calls, chat, IM, etc.) must include another registered leader or parent. Communication by way of social media (Facebook, Snapchat, etc.) must include another registered leader or parent.” In short, any personal interactions must take place in clear view of a 3rd party. If I were to choose only one aspect of the policy to become a part of the Smash community, it would be this. One-on-one contact is not only what allows for in-person sexual misconduct to occur, but also for instances of grooming that lead up to it. One way I could see this being implemented is during tournaments, one-on-one contact between any two people is prohibited (there must be a minimum of 3 people for private meetings); and in any situation related to tournaments, for example rooming, any one-on-one contact involving a minor is prohibited. (I think disallowing two adults from sharing a room may be overly restrictive for our purposes — but others may disagree.) More on rooming later.
Two-deep leadership. “Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including meetings. There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be present for any activity involving female youth. Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age- and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided.” This follows on from no one-on-one contact: in any situation where there are youth, there must be at least two registered adult leaders, at least one of whom must be female in the case of female youth. This is an interesting one in the context of Smash because of the age imbalance; there are seldom situations where there are multiple minors but only one adult in a room together. Nevertheless, it’d probably be something to keep in mind for TOs. Important in the wording of the policy is the term ‘registered’. In the BSA, registration as an adult leader requires criminal background checks and youth protection training; any adult working with scouts must be registered, whereas the same is (currently) not true for Smashers. (More on that later.) Because of that, in the absence of other changes I’m not sure how effective this would be; but because of the age distribution as it stands, I don’t think a requirement that 2 adults are present in any situation with minors (except for immediate family) would be hard to implement. It certainly wouldn’t hurt.
Hazing is prohibited. “Discipline must reflect Scouting’s values. Corporal punishment is never permitted. Disciplinary activities involving isolation, humiliation, or ridicule are also prohibited. All forms of bullying and harassment including verbal, physical, and cyberbullying are prohibited.” I see this as applying more to things like afterparties and side-events, seeing as ‘discipline’ doesn’t really apply here (and shouldn’t). Pretty simple, really — don’t bully/harass people. This ties in with ‘Mandatory Reporting’ below.
Respect of privacy and separate accommodations. “Adults and youth must respect each other’s privacy, especially in situations such as changing clothes and taking showers at camp. Adult leaders should closely monitor these areas but only enter as needed for youth protection or health and safety reasons. Whenever possible, separate cabins or lodging should be provided for male and female adults as well as for male and female youth. Where separate accommodations cannot be provided due to group size or limited availability, modifications may be made. Where completely separate accommodations are not available, additional supervision is required.” This is relevant for accommodations in a tournament setting, and my thoughts here are the same as for no one-on-one contact. I saw the recommendation that the practice of ‘Smash Houses’ (where an adult hosts tournament-goers, often including minors, in their own house) be ended. While I myself am more open to the possibility of Smash Houses not being banned outright, the practice must be discussed with scrutiny should we decide that they are to continue. Aside from respecting of privacy and separate accommodations, no one-on-one contact (at all, aside from immediate family) and two-deep supervision are things that I recommend we implement at the very least.
According to Wikipedia, these above policies also serve to protect people from false claims of abuse. Given that a number of the accusations in the past few days are looking increasingly likely to be false, I certainly think this is an agreeable side-effect.
Aside from the Barriers to Abuse, the BSA’s youth protection policy also contains these aspects:
Mandatory reporting. “All persons participating in Scouting programs are mandated reporters of child abuse. Reports must be made to local law enforcement and child protective services. State law may require additional reporting. This reporting duty cannot be delegated to any other person.” This is another big one, and entails reporting any and all violations of the youth protection policy. It is not and should not be any of our responsibilities to play detective; that is how these things slip through the cracks. Leave it to official child protection services or law enforcement. I VERY strongly recommend that we consider making some form of this policy commonplace in Smash events.
Registration and youth protection training. “The chartered organization representative, or in their absence the executive officer of the chartered organization, must approve the registration of the unit’s adult leaders. Registration includes: -Completion of application including criminal background check and mandatory Youth Protection training -Volunteer Screening Database check Current Youth Protection training is required for leaders when renewing their registration or at unit charter renewal. Adult program participants must register as adults and follow Youth Protection policies.” This one is difficult because of the aforementioned lack of centralisation and unfeasibility of requiring checks for everyone who registers at a tournament. However, the youth protection training programme would still probably be worthwhile for at least some people to take — it’s certainly better than nothing. The way I see this working, youth protection training (‘YPT’) and criminal background checks could be required for all people officially involved with major tournaments, and YPT could be highly recommended for everyone to take at least once every few years. Not sure if the latter could be enforced though. One thing that can be done is have prominent links to YPT resources on major Smash-related websites such as Now I could be wrong (someone will have to confirm), but I believe the BSA’s YPT resources are publicly available. Obviously they’re geared towards the BSA and not Smash, but it’s a good start and we can of course make our own Smash-related version based on it.
Online protection. In the BSA, all of the above barriers to abuse apply to online activities as well. I fear this may be particularly unfeasible to translate directly to Smash, but there is no doubt that online activities have been enormously relevant in several allegations. Beyond recent allegations related to sharing of pornography and similar acts, online interactions may play a large part in enabling misconduct through grooming etc. As such, online protection is critically important to ensuring the safety of everyone, especially minors. Unfortunately I don’t have any particularly good ideas for implementation here. Blindly applying the no one-on-one contact rule to any DMs sounds like an exercise in futility at best. If anyone does have ideas, please comment.
Alcohol/drug policies. “As outlined in the Scouter Code of Conduct, Scouting activities are not a place to possess, distribute, transport, consume, or use any of the following items prohibited by law or in violation of any Scouting rules, regulations, and policies: alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, including marijuana.” I’ve seen a couple people suggest that alcohol not be consumed at large Smash events. I’m a teetotaller so maybe I’m not the best one to comment, but alcohol certainly played a role in a number of the sexual misconduct cases revealed recently. Whether we eventually decide on banning it entirely or allowing it, it needs to be a part of the discussion. The same goes for other decision-impairing drugs.
Thanks for reading if you’ve gotten this far. Again, I made this post in the hopes that it people would be able to use it as a starting point for both discussion and action, regardless of whether or not any of the above turn out to be put in the community psyche by the end. As far as how these ideas would be put into practice, whether they would be enforced, and if so, by whom — I don’t know. I think writing our own Youth Protection Policy, just to get something in writing and so event organisers can have easily-accessible guidelines to follow, would be worth the effort.
Enforcement is another matter. We have the Smash Bros Conduct Panel, which is *cough* meant to *cough* deal with these happenings and enforce bans, but the above policies go much further than that, and likely result in more than can be covered by a small panel of volunteers (then again, I’m not entirely sure myself how large the panel actually is ATM). Maybe the panel should be greatly expanded, or maybe an entirely separate group should be made to deal with enforcing protection policies while the Conduct Panel deals with bans. I don’t know, this isn’t my field of expertise — I’m just tossing out ideas.
Another, more fundamental, question is that of how far we’re willing to go with these rules for the sake of security. Of course, we want to get sexual misconduct/paedophilia as close to acceptable levels (that is, zero!) as we possibly can. But being too stringent with the policies runs the risk of people being more lackadaisical about following them, and more likely to look the other way if they see them violated. So there’s a maximum effectiveness somewhere between the dangerous ‘not enough’ and the counterproductive ‘too much’, and exactly where that is needs to be a part of the discussion. One possible way to fine-tune the extent of the strictness of the policies could be to have a list of rules, for which mandatory reporting applies, and a separate list of guidelines, which should be expected to be followed in most cases (or at least things to bear in mind) but viewed with more discretion.
Whatever choices and changes we make as a community going forward — and I have enough faith to assume that we will make changes — I am cautiously optimistic that we may yet emerge from this stronger (if nothing else because we’ll be down a few predators), and invite all of you to be as well.
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2020.06.19 04:11 rleash Any other den leaders out there who truly care about what they’re doing?

I’m a den leader in a pretty good, active pack. We are fortunate to have parents who want to help, activities year-round, strong fundraising efforts, and a decent number of scouts.
But I often feel like I’m the only den leader who truly cares. All the others don’t like the BSA. They don’t agree with the curriculum. They don’t see why they need to do training or do anything above the bare minimum as a den. They only work on required adventures. Some dens don’t have any awards to give out for multiple pack meetings in a row. They fill time by doing other activities or cancel meetings altogether.
I’m the only one who ever attends things like Roundtables and University of Scouting. Not because I have to, but just because I enjoy them. I spend a lot of time each week making my den’s schedule, newsletters, and finding ways for my scouts to get as much as possible out of each adventure.
The other den leaders make me feel like I’m a weirdo in going above and beyond all the time. Is there anyone else out there that is as “into it” as I am? When I go to council or district events, I see so few Cub Scouters at them that I’m starting to think I’m in a teeny tiny minority.
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2020.04.24 15:37 cantgetmuchwurst We're going to try it!

Our Pack has decided to attempt a virtual Pinewood Derby. Car collection will have 1 person from each family dropping off at a designated spot (Cubmaster's garage) per 15 minute time slot that will have the scale for weighing in and some extra weights if needed. Cars will be collected and stored until Wednesday where we will have our race broadcast live. The Packs Cubmaster will set up and run the race with the help of his Scouts BSA aged son. Here's hoping it works out well. Stay healthy, fellow Scouters!
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2020.04.15 19:16 Apposl Game not loading when selecting a female character - have a moment to check my modwatch list and troubleshoot?

Using Live Another Life, I can create a male and sleep in the bed and wake up in the world no problem. But if I choose a female character, it won't load into the world after choosing an option and sleeping in the bed. I know it's not LAL mod that's the issue, and I'm using UNP and tried to look through for anything that could be messing with the female body, but I'm at a loss here. I'm fine playing a male, but my 12yo daughter plays as well, and I'd really like to fix this with her as it's an overall fun modlist. Thank you for ANY help! https://modwat.chairbornesold/modlist
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2020.03.31 01:41 14Three8 The decision to allow girls into Boy Scouts was an amazing decision that was long overdue.

Look- I’m a scouter of 12 years. Im an Eagle Scout, hell i’m a section officer for the OA (if you know what that means). I’ve been on my council’s summer camp staff for 4 years going on 5. Allowing girls to join Scouts BSA (I’m gonna say Boy Scouts so y’all don’t get confused) has been one of the best decisions that National has made. It was long overdue. I believe that Boy Scouts is the single best program for youth in the United States. Obviously, that’s biased coming from me.
But denying female youth an amazing program simply because they’re girls is a bit fucked up
Scouting is such a good influence on literally anyone who does it as a kid. I’m gonna break down some of the arguments against girls in scouting.
  1. go join girl scouts
Girl Scouts is fundamentally different than Boy Scouts. The progression system is fundamentally different. The curriculum is different. Their badges are stereotypical. Sewing, cooking, babysitting. Those aren’t inherently bad badges, but look at Boy Scouts and you get Camping, communications, life-saving.
Boy Scouts has a more recognized brand and a given Boy Scout troop tends to have better funding and more resources for camping.
Another issue is safety. In Boy Scouts, we have high adventure. This includes climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, scuba diving, etc. For all of those, National sets out a fuck ton of rules, instructions, and guides for safe practices. For example, look at the rules for climbing. Among everything else, the director has to go to a very specific place and get an entire week of trainings about climbing. This is mirrored to most high risk activites. This rigorous process is seen in few places outside of Boy Scouts.
  1. go join one of the other branches of scouting, like Venturing, Sea Scouts, or Explorers
These are all fundamentally different than traditional scouting. Explorers focuses on a specific craft/trade. Sea Scout ships that are active and have more than 5 people are a rarity in all places but big cities on the coasts. I wanted to do Sea Scouts exclusively at one point but the only ship at the time was an hour drive from me. And it’s one of a few ships in the Midwest that’s active. Venturing starts at age 14, and is again, a fundamentally different program from traditional scouting. I’ll also point out that where most people know what an Eagle Scout is, and what Boy Scouts is, but few have heard of these other branches of scouting.
  1. Given the current lawsuits, scouting isn’t safe for my daughter
Scouting has never been safer. A bunch of lawsuits regarding sexual abuse in scouting were brought up. National decided that they need to compensate the victims. The part that didn’t get brought up is that these lawsuits are regarding incidents that happened near 30 years ago. Since then, new youth protection procedures have been implemented. All adult leaders are required to permit a background check, provide references, and take youth protection training. Youth 14-18 are heavily encouraged to take youth protection training. There’s literally a hotline to report Youth Protection violations. Among other things. There are strict policies about who a given youth can tent with involving a 2 year difference rule, gendered rules and physical proximity requirements.
Put whatever arguments in the comments and I’ll respond to them.
My 12 years in scouting
My experience as an Eagle Scout, venturer, and climbing wall staff member
My father’s time as a scoutmaster
My mother’s knowledge as a Girl Scout adult leader
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2020.03.26 22:06 sorendillinger Online Venturing Core Award Trainings!

Do you want to do some Venturing while being stuck at home?
Well, I have a solution for you!
Join me and other Scouters on Discord in doing Venturing Core Award Trainings!
Venturing BSA Discord Server offering Core Award Presentations:
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2020.03.14 03:01 johntempleton Heart of Virginia Council: A Message from the Council Key Three [regarding COVID-19]

Dear Scouting Families:

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in the Heart of Virginia Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both locally and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The following information regarding local events and prevention measures is based on the latest available guidance. As this is an evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We will continue to update you on relevant developments, and we appreciate your understanding of any necessary adjustments in the interest of health and safety.

Status of Council Events

After much discussion and observations of what is happening in the local school systems, it has been decided that all in-person Council and District events, activities, and meetings between Monday, March 16 and Sunday, April 12, 2020 will be postponed or cancelled. This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our Scouts, Scouters, and their families.
Further, HOVC suggests that individual Scout units follow this policy. The final decision on continued unit activities will be the responsibility of the unit committee in consultation with their chartered organization and, in some cases, their meeting facilities until such time as new guidance is issued by the CDC.
We strongly encourage that districts, units, and council committees consider using technology to continue with as many of their normally scheduled meetings and events as possible. Free or low-cost options include Free Conference Call, Skype, and Google Hangouts.

Summer Programs

Currently, all summer programming – day camps, summer camps, etc. – will continue as planned. We will extend the early bird rates to April 30, 2020 to allow our troops and packs to have time to get this information out to parents.

Council Facilities

The Scout Service Center and Scout Store will be open for business. However, committee meetings will not be held in person. We encourage them to take place by phone.

Event Refunds

We are working to reschedule events for a later date. If you are registered for an event that gets postponed, your registration will be transferred to the new date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, you may request a refund according to the event’s specific policy.

BSA Polices to Prevent the Spread of Illness

The Boy Scouts of America continues to have policies and procedures in place that help protect participants from contracting an illness at large Scouting events. These include the Annual Health and Medical Record and the Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist.
Everyday Preventive Measures
Even with those important policies in place, it is critical that we all take these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Should you have any questions or concerns about a specific upcoming event or activity, please reach out to your District Executive. We will do everything we can to answer your question using the information available to us. This message and future updates will be available at
Council Key 3
Mark Cross, President
Mark Larson, Commissioner
George McGovern, Scout Executive
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2020.02.08 11:00 Calendarius Boy Scouts Day

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2020.02.06 05:11 krichcomix Religious knots and BSA approved emblems

I currently have three kiddos in the scouting program - a Wolf, a Bear, and an AOL that will be crossing over in March. The Bear and the AOL kiddo have earned the religious emblem of our faith, Over the Moon, which is paganism, through a program sponsored by Covenant of the Goddess (CoG). Our AOL kiddo will be pursuing the Hart & Crescent after crossing over.
Both the OTM and H&C program reflects our nature-centered beliefs by emphasizing the importance caring for the earth, its plants and animals, and each other while pursuing knowledge of our own path, deities, ancestors, and wider religious community. It honors the tenets of the Scout Oath and Law, and also reinforces the conservation principles of scouting.
Because of the perception of earth-based religions and the small numbers (I guess?) of pagan-ish Scouts and Scouters, CoG's award is not approved by BSA. I get that pagans (including practitioners of Wicca, Shamanism, Druidry, and other earth-based faiths) get the side-eye for our fetching hats, affinity of cats, and magic wands. In reality, most of us look just like everyone else, and are most likely to be just like the weirdo hippie gardener next door, the EMT or nurse that patches you up, or that one lady with six cats that bakes you tasty cookies.
Getting back around to the Scouty question... I would like to know if our kiddos will be allowed to wear their religious knots as they progress to Boy Scouts. The work for these awards is not something that can just be done in a couple of hours - the award requirements take time and dedication to do, and the what is learned supports and reinforces the major tenets of earth-based religious practice, as well as a greater appreciation and conservation of the wider world around us. In short, our kiddos worked hard learning deeply about their faith. Based on that, I would like to think yes. But, based on the regs, I worry that it will be a hard no.
I know that the UU Church offers a BSA approved emblem, and that, technically, we could fall under the UU umbrella, however, we aren't members of a UU Church, nor is that really an option.
Your thoughts, please. :)
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2020.01.09 05:27 TetrisChild0724 BSA “Inclusion”

Hi, I’m a 12 year old female Canadian scout from Ontario, Canada. This is a story about how the Boy Scouts of America is “including” girls.
Every year, my troop goes to an international camp between Canada and the US called The International Friendship Camporee, or IFC. Since fall of 2018, we’ve had a few American all girls troops join us.
When I had first heard of this, I just thought they were Girl Guides/ Scouts who were invited to a Scouting event, and didn’t think much about it after. When I actually met them, I realized they were a part of the BSA put ALL girls, weird I know (shouldn’t they take the “Boys” out of BSA then?).
Scouts Canada became fully co-ed in 1998, and as a female Scout myself, it’s a pretty great program and I haven’t had any problems with kids of opposite genders. The Scouters teach all of us at the same time. The only time when girls are separated are when we are changing, going to the bathroom, or (sometimes) sleeping. Think of it as a classroom, but instead of learning about math, you learn about surviving in the outdoors.
I knew the BSA were going to introduce girls from a news article about a lawsuit I read a few months before, put I didn’t know it was going to be that dramatic. My Scouters told us that the girl group were basically a branch of a boy group. From what I was told, they could do linking activities with the boys but could not have meetings with them.
To me, this is barbaric. I personally wasn’t in Scouts Canada when it became co-ed, or born for that matter, but the way BSA is treating this so-called “inclusion” is absolutely absurd! Girls don’t want to be Girls Scouts within Scouts! We just want to be Scouts, period!
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2020.01.09 04:26 TetrisChild0724 BSA “Inclusion”

Hi, I’m a 12 year old female Canadian scout from Ontario, Canada. This is a story about how the Boy Scouts of America is “including” girls.
Every year, my troop goes to an international camp between Canada and the US called The International Friendship Camporee, or IFC. Since fall of 2018, we’ve had a few American all girls troops join us.
When I had first heard of this, I just thought they were Girl Guides/ Scouts who were invited to a Scouting event, and didn’t think much about it after. When I actually met them, I realized they were a part of the BSA put ALL girls, weird I know (shouldn’t they take the “Boys” out of BSA then?).
Scouts Canada became fully co-ed in 1998, and as a female Scout myself, it’s a pretty great program and I haven’t had any problems with kids of opposite genders. The Scouters teach all of us at the same time. The only time when girls are separated are when we are changing, going to the bathroom, or (sometimes) sleeping. Think of it as a classroom, but instead of learning about math, you learn about surviving in the outdoors.
I knew the BSA were going to introduce girls from a news article about a lawsuit I read a few months before, put I didn’t know it was going to be that dramatic. My Scouters told us that the girl group were basically a branch of a boy group. From what I was told, they could do linking activities with the boys but could not have meetings with them.
To me, this is barbaric. I personally wasn’t in Scouts Canada when it became co-ed, or born for that matter, but the way BSA is treating this so-called “inclusion” is absolutely absurd! Girls don’t want to be Girls Scouts within Scouts! We just want to be Scouts, period!
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2019.12.10 03:22 yanky79 Question on the Scouters Key Square Knot

Are the requirements to earn the Scouters key mutually exclusive - specifically, can a Scouter that spent one year on the District Committee and 2 years as Scoutmaster earn the key, or would each position be exclusive from the others? The current form I found on the BSA filestore is targeted towards the "Scoutmasters Key" and makes no mention of other Scouter roles.
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2019.09.24 05:54 fooman42 T-shirt logo problems

I am a member of our troop committee for a newly formed troop (girls, but we share families and much of our organization with a much longer established boys troop chartered by the same religious organization). We have been getting good support from the local council and district and many of the long time adult leaders from our brother troop. So far it has been a rather positive experience.
Today the ASM that has been working on putting together a troop t-shirt that features a logo designed by the scouts received an email from the company that has printed troop shirts for our brother troop before stating that they could not print our shirts because the logo was rejected by BSA Licensing. The logo which was based on an official BSA logo features the fleur de lis, the troop number, "founder" and the slogan "Equality and Equity". The reason given by the company was that since the logo had the fleur de lis, they had to run it by the BSA Licensing office who rejected the logo for "coming across as too political".
While it is within the rights of the legal office of the BSA to protect the reputation of the organization, I am not seeing how this slogan would be seen as political or in any way a detriment to the BSA. Given this has been in the works for months and the girls were given guidance that ruled out many other designs, this is very disappointing and I am not quite sure what we can tell the girls.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? They did give us the option of simply removing the slogan and my thought was to replace it with a ring around the logo with the scout law (though this is really up to the scouts). I plan to push the vendor to give us the actual correspondence from whoever they dealt with at BSA Licensing. There was no indication that this was a troop of girls in the logo design, but I wonder if it may be at the heart of the issue. If the BSA isn't really open to Equality and Equity for all of its scouts and scouters, I worry about the future of the organization.
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2019.08.01 17:43 hipsterbeard12 Proposed framework for ordering square knots in precedence and minimizing clutter

There is no formal order of precedence of square knot awards, but mine are starting to accrue in an unattractive way. It got me thinking about how to rank them for the purpose of shaving them down to the ones I would consider most important. 6 look good. 9 looks OK. 12 is starting to get questionable and past that the shirt starts getting stiff and uncomfortable. That being said, I completely support everyone making their own decisions about what to wear and in what order, but I am curious what everyone thinks of my system of determining order of precedence and what to wear.
I also completely agree with wearing the awards most important to your role at the time, but this was made with the idea of what a hypothetical superscouter with every award and only one uniform would wear. Basically, I laid out a process for sorting through my thoughts on what categories are more important than others. The general principals are sorting by the values the display communicates, the ordering of higher honor awards over more common awards, and the ordering general awards of similar honor over specific awards.
A consideration that flows from this ordering is that awards that are a lower level or localized form of a higher award should be superseded by the higher award if more space is required. If space is needed for a Silver Beaver, the District Award of Merit should be replaced rather than worn alongside it, replacing another award that adds more information to the story being told.
The end result should be to tell a scouting story in as few pictures as possible. That being said, here's my attempt to come up with a rational order that works for me.
Capstone youth awards (only 1 or 2, based on which program participating in at the time) (The BSA is a program for youth development. We should always keep that at the forefront. For that reason, the capstone youth awards should be our most important. I do not follow that all youth awards should retain this high precedence though, only those awards that are the capstones of the programs)
Eagle Scout
Quartermaster Award
Silver Award
Arrow of Light
Meritorious Action Awards (wear highest one) (they're rare, they usually have a great story about scout skills in action, and they have a really shiny medal.)
Honor Medal
Heroism Award
Medal of Merit
Nomination Awards of the BSA for General Service (wear highest one) (Awards given from the admiration of one's peers is a higher honor than an award given for completing a checklist. Awards for one's service to scouting in general should come before awards for service to subsets of scouting.)
Silver Buffalo
Silver Antelope
Silver Beaver
District Award of Merit
Unit Leader Award of Merit
Nomination Awards of the BSA for Special Service (this is where it starts getting really personal in building the story in as few pictures as possible)
Hornaday Gold Medal
OA Distinguished Service Award
Scouting Service Awards
Spurgeon Award
Hornaday Gold Badge
Venturing Leadership Award
Nomination Awards of Other Organizations (not even trying to rank these as there's too much variation between outside organizations to even guess how difficult it is to be awarded. Almost every LDS scouter has their Adult Religious Award whereas other ones are relatively rare. I would move these higher in precedence in the event your POR is involves the awarding entity)
Adult Religious Award
Community Organization Award
George Meany Award
Training or Punchlist Awards (Some of these are expensive and difficult to do, others are almost harder to do your POR faithfully and not complete the requirements. The ranking is purely subjective based on my perception of their difficulty.)
Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
Other Hornaday Awards
Philmont Training Center Masters Track Award
International Scouter's Award
Boyce New Unit Organizer Award
Alumni Award
Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award
Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service
Scouter's Key
Scouter's Training Award
James E. West Fellowship Award (if you are rich maybe a year as a den leader sounds harder than $1000, but I'd gladly be a den leader for $1000.)
Cub Scout Den Leader Award
Youth Religious Emblems
Other (I have no idea how to treat these at all. This isn't putting them at the bottom. I just have no idea.)
Silver World Award
Professional Circle Award
As an example, our hypothetical superscouter that had been presented with all the awards and is now the Scoutmaster of Troop 1 would wear, in order of precedence,:
Row 1
  1. Eagle Scout
  2. Honor Medal
  3. Silver Buffalo
(stop here if you like the chic look)
Row 2
  1. Any awards of the Charter Organization (Community Organization or Adult Religious)
  2. Hornaday knot representing gold medal
  3. OA Distinguished Service Award
(keep going if you dare)
Row 3
  1. Scouting Service Award
  2. Spurgeon Award
  3. Venturing Leadership Award
(stop... Ok, we can keep going for 1 more row, but only 1 more row)
Row 4
10. Community Organization or Adult Religious award if not awarded by Charter Org.
  1. George Meany Award
  2. Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
(no, don't please don't make me)
Row 5
  1. Philmont Training Center Masters Track Award
  2. International Scouter's Award
15. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award
(seriously, there isn't even any shirt left. What are you going to do, go down the back?)
Row 6
  1. Alumni Award
  2. Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award
  3. Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service
(At this point, the square knots become self aware and take control of the shirt.)
So, what do you think? How would you suggest shaving our hypothetical superscouter down balancing the aesthetics of an orderly display with the information conveyed? Thankfully, I do not have this problem to such a severe degree, but it was kind of a fun thought experiment of the goals of displaying the square knots.
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2019.07.29 02:01 pokerbrowni One of the ASMs in my son's troop is attempting a Coup d'etat. (mostly venting)

Ugh. I just found out one of our female scouters is badgering the CC on the side to replace our current SM because "Lot's of parents are unhappy with how things are running". The ironic thing is, if someone asked me "Who would be the absolute worst choice (among the current scouters) to be an SM?" She's the person I'd pick.
She's one of those people that has gone "All-In" on devotion to scouting, works for the Scout Shop at council, goes to most of the round-tables, went to Wood Badge (and is now a rabid Wood Badge proselytizer); all without ever actually grasping HOW Scouts is supposed to work.
The funny thing about her is that she will sit there and spout the BSA ideals, all the while her behavior is either contradictory and/or destructive to that approach.
I actually listed to this conversation at the last Committee meeting:
Me (Camp-out Coordinator): Have the boys decided where we are going for September? That really needs to get booked.
SM: *sigh* Not really, why don't you go ahead and book us at the "X Location" so we have a backup.
ASM: Wait, if the boys haven't decided that's where they want to go. It's supposed to be "Scout Led", so they have to decide. Weren't they supposed to decide this at the PLC tonight?
SM: That was the plan. But then the SPL got side-tracked on preparing for Summer Camp and decided this could wait.
ASM: Well. Why did you let him do that? If the plan was to decide on the Fall Schedule at the PLC meeting, why didn't you (the SM) stay there instead of coming to the Committee meeting? (across the hall) If you'd stayed and supervised what they were doing you could have told them they couldn't move on to anything else until they'd figured out the camp-out schedule. It's not "Scout Led" if they don't make the decisions.
I also watched her pull aside the boy who was "Acting SPL" at the meeting before a camp-out. She handed him a sheet of paper and said:
"Ok, I've put together the itinerary for Saturday. This shows when all of your activities should start, as well as what time you need wake up, when to get the cooks started on meals and how long everything should take. You'll want to make sure you start getting people ready to go 15 minutes before it's time to start an activity. I'll be there if you have any questions or problems, but Scouts is "Boy-Led" so you need to be the person that makes sure this all happens.
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2019.06.19 20:53 jpswensen Anyone else having issues with councils contracting (maybe to prepare for LDS decrease) and it having a negative effect on summer programs?

This has been a pretty frustrating last couple of months. My wife has volunteered the last two years to run our district cub scout day camp. Last year was kindof hard because the district and council staff weren't very responsive and didn't follow through on some of the commitments they made, but this year has been an absolute nightmare. I am only ancillarily involved because she just made me a station leader for one of her stations, but I hear about it A LOT.
Here have been some of the difficulties that have been going on this year that did not happen in previous years:
tl;dr - I guess that maybe I am just venting because volunteering to organize, plan, and run day camp was basically an unpaid part time job for my wife from January to May, and pretty much a full time job in these final weeks in June leading up to it. I am so frustrated with the lack of responsiveness by district and council "professional" Scouters and the immense amount of stress that their lack of communication is placing on my wife. Frankly, the lack of professionalism exhibited during the process is something that is any private sector business would get people censured and fired. IMO, it is the job of the professional Scouters to make the volunteer's lives easier and that had certainly not been the case.
Note: Our council is about 45% LDS Scouters. That is almost certainly the reason for the downsizing, and maybe even the departure of some of the council staff.
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