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Policy on Political Activism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Pesznecker Dec 13, 2016. 18 Replies

Hi everyone, in light of recent events, we've gotten new types of questions from members and member families that we haven't had to deal with before.   Does HQ or any of your groups have policies,…Continue

On-boarding and Welcome Packets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Pollak Jan 2, 2016. 6 Replies

Dear friends in scouting,We are in the second stage of our start-up in Providence, and our Group Auxiliary has chosen to focus on creating a welcoming and thorough on-boarding process for new…Continue

Tags: parents, forms, waivers, documentation, recruiting

Best practices for onboarding volunteers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert McKay Jun 14, 2015. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, we're a new group in Providence.Do any other GSMs or groups have best practices for on boarding volunteers?-  form you ask them to fill out?- background check process?  - should I ask…Continue

Tags: protection, youth, GSM, volunteers

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BPSA HQ
Sue Pesznecker replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Thank you!"
Dec 13, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Happy to be of service--please use it as you see fit :)"
Dec 7, 2016

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Jillian Tate replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"We are attending non-partisan events that line up with our Scout ideals of being a friend to all and a sibling to every other Scout.  Towards that end we have attended vigils for hope and kindness as a Scout group in uniform to support those…"
Dec 4, 2016

BPSA HQ
Sue Pesznecker replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Geoffrey, a wonderful post. May I borrow this, crediting you of course, for the development of an FAQ-type document on this issue?Thank you.... Always such a pleasure."
Dec 4, 2016

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David Coronado replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Some of our scouts went to a rally not long ago here in Sacramento in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting. We manned the water tables, providing a central point for bottled water, sunscreen, and snack donations as well as chairs in the shade…"
Nov 27, 2016
M. D. "Duke" Dooley replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Another idea hit me.  Make sure that the camp you're set up on is on private property and you're outfit has permission to be there.  I wasn't aware that the Dakota Access protesters' base camp was not on the Standing…"
Nov 26, 2016
M. D. "Duke" Dooley replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Namaste! I'm the FNG around here, but-  Perhaps a way to "participate," without dragging the organization into the fray would be to set up a logistics point at the base camp as opposed to protesting on the front line.  I can…"
Nov 26, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"I reached for the "like" button, and then saw it didn't exist.  Consider this "loved". Thanks for these words David. Robert"
Nov 20, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Thank you Geoffrey very much for this. Your words remind me of the safe harbor language tied to the safety-pin symbols.  We can be prepared to be safe-harbor for anyone persecuted, and stand up for their human rights and equality.  …"
Nov 20, 2016

BPSA HQ
Ethan Jewett replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Beautifully put Geoffrey, as always. This is why I call you when i need someone to talk me off the ledge. #wisdom "
Nov 20, 2016
Peter Adrian replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Geoffrey, you've given us not only guidance but also inspirational and aspirational wisdom here. Thank you (again!) for your continued awesomeness."
Nov 20, 2016

BPSA HQ
Kristen Klever replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"I really appreciate this post, Geoff. Thank you. "
Nov 20, 2016

GSM
David Coronado replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"I think that as we consider this and we speak out either for or against things, we need to be careful to address specific policies or actions and not people or political parties, and we should point to specific points in the scout law to support our…"
Nov 20, 2016

Nat'l Staff
Geoffrey McGrath replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Here is my little free-write on the topic: I think a "Movement Non-Political" avoids all partisan activities, especially those designed to support one candidate over another in a bid for office. The first rule of this is that we seek…"
Nov 19, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Thanks William, the response from some on Rule13 is to ask when is something political, and when is it a matter of human rights and ethics.  That becomes a very hard question to answer.  Your second post provides the path forward past that…"
Nov 19, 2016

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Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
I'm a father of two looking for an inclusive scouting experience for the whole family.
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We are currently in the process of chartering the 143rd Providence, in Providence, Rhode Island
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Boy Scouts of America : Eagle Scout

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8th Providence First Organization Conference Call

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 8:55pm 0 Comments

The 8th Providence held a conference call for active parents and prospective leaders tonight (August 18).  We had 4 attendees, and the slides were circulated to all parents (15+ families) with additional responses offline.  After learning from others on Base Camp, especially the 91st Sojourners, we focused on meeting location, leadership organization, and member on boarding as the critical topics.  At the end of the call, we now have 2 committed Auxiliary Committee members, a candidate for…

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