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I've re-watched the entire show leading up to Season 5. Have you seen the season 4 remix? I liked the original cut more I think.
I worked for the BSA from 04-06. I was raised LDS and almost every man in my huge-cliche-like extended family was involved in scouting for some time.
Even before I worked for them, the BSA was tightening their belts because the LDS Church was getting less involved, refusing to renew property leases, donating less and threatening to pull away completely.
In my 20ish years of scouting, there have always been openly gay scouts and leaders. Occasionally you'd hear of someone being forced to resign, or a scout leaving for being hurt or attacked. Unfortunately there are assholes in every crowd. Overall the Scouts in the program were accepting, no one cared about anyone else's sexual preference...It was a non issue a lot of the time. But what do I know, I'm a Millennial.
The Church however...well it took them until 1978 to start treating black members "equally". Same sex marriage has only been legal in Utah for 4 years, it's going to take them quite a while before there's a revelation from the Lord that The Gays are normal people who can raise functional families.
Women have always been a huge part of Scouting, there are a lot of adult leadership positions available. But girls were never allowed in the program and most high level leadership positions are simply unavailable to women because it quite literally was a boys club. Becoming more inclusive will be great for Scouting and may be what helps save them.
I hope the Scouts survive. I hope they've been preparing enough : )
I may actually look into volunteering with them again now they'll be more separate from the grumpy white men in the LDS Church.
- Officers in parts of Washington state have either attempted to retrain their animals to ignore pot or, for new police dogs, taught them to smell all narcotics other than cannabis. In other states, agencies have kept their pot-sniffing dogs and continued to search for large amounts of the drug not allowed under the law, although a recent legal challenge could soon change that.
If I recall correctly, most K-9's are bred in Europe and go through a lot of expensive training before joining a precinct. I can understand the idea of someone seeing that as wasted now.
So...utilize the current K-9's and just don't arrest someone with small amounts of pot. Then upon entry, don't have the new k-9's trained to sniff it out.
The money is spent, don't throw it out, just don't spend it again next time.
Oh my god...this is Bill Cosby teaching children how to use drugs, set to music.
I could only spend a couple hundred on a watch ever. And I only ever have one at a time.
If I had extra money and wanted something REALLY fancy for an occasion, or wanted to try a few out before buying a much nicer watch, maybe I'd consider a rental service. But I'd never consider an ongoing subscription for watches.
I started keeping a schedule this year, and I'm using a simple bullet journal style. A page for each week, and a random page here or there to track something, or write up a quick rant or journal entry. I'm still kinda bad at writing down future plans, but it has come in really handy to look back and find the dates that events took place.
My cat's name is Radar.
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Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
Plus so many more and any with Sidney Freedman or Col Flagg.