SM here as well.
They would have to redefine the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
If the BSA did cave on this, our Troop would probably fold. In addition to the many church sponsored/affiliated Troops as well.
I will not endorse, support or participate in any organization that allows Scouts to become prey for queers.
I’m glad our son is on the cusp of earning his Eagle Award. Just completed his Eagle project, 2 MB’s and BoR left.
P.S. I saw in another thread you were at EB this summer. Which week? Our Troop went there week 4. Took lots of pics of the USS Iowa on the way out.
Years ago, the subject came up among some of the senior scouts about what would make a good adult version of the Scout rules, and one kid came up with the fictionalized version of Robert Robers’ 28 Rules of Ranging, from the novel Northwest Passage. We agreed that it made much sense.
Went just last week (week 5). It was interesting because the place got rained on just at dusk, and they weren’t ready for it.
One of my parents had independently asked our ranger to H2O proof her tent, so as soon as the rain began he showed up with Duct tape and began repairs for the whole camp (Oceanside - farthest up the valley). This service wan’t provided for the other sites, and lots of pissing and moaning by SM’s ensued ;-) The poor troops out at War Canoe really had a bad time. They had to walk back in the rain, and their gear was soaked!
We did a tent check as soon as it started raining, and as our campers started returning to camp and it looked like we were one short, so I got to walk all the way down to the office to get a search started... I was in the middle of this little exercise (and admittedly scared to death inside) when two of my adults showed up and told me the boy was fine! He had been in a tent playing cards and hadn’t answered to his name being called! Otherwise, we came through that with flying colors.
The food is marginal - but that isn’t why you go there!
Most of the boys had a great time. I had a very young SPL who was being to much the martinet, and thus he got lots of negative feedback, i.e. I could do the job better than you. I’ve been trying to get him to tone it down all week, but he just didn’t have the skills yet (Even though he served as NYLT staff this year). He was ready to quit! My son ( an Eagle just a year ago, and 19 now) helped talk him down a couple of times. When we got back I found some good articles on “Servant Leaders” and also about “herding cats” that I sent him. He seems to get it - but he is going to have to figure out a new style. Such is the trials and tribulations of being an SM ;-)
How was your experience there?