Oh Boy! A new Ask Andy article from the Netcommish just in time for the start of April! It’s great to see the BSA finally addressing some of these most frequently asked issues…
PACKS, TROOPS REBEL AGAINST BSA “UNIT UNIFORM” POLICY.
In a remarkable display of solidarity against the BSA’s new policy that jeans, Dockers, cut-offs, and “baggies” can be worn at all pack and troop meetings, and outings too, Scouts and leaders alike refuse to give up their Scout pants. “BSA-issue pants only at Blue-and-Gold’s and Courts of Honor? Nonsense!” said Scoutmaster Fargus Chortleman. “We’re not gonna give up wearing our full uniforms at every meeting and camp-out!” he declared. Units around the country have Twittered his rebellion. It’s gone viral!
BOARDS OF REVIEW APPROVED FOR RE-TESTING SKILLS.
Bowing to troops’ demands for holding Scouts to higher standards, the BSA has approved the re-testing of all previously-learned Scout skills at all boards of review. “Yes, a Life-rank board of review might take two or more hours, but it’s worth the extra effort,” affirmed Committee Chair Charlie Leerkopf. “Our troop produces better Eagles than if we just followed the BSA’s ‘minimum requirements’,” added Advancement Chair Armando Nadacervello.
Please read the rest of this special April 1 issue on the US Scouting Service Project website.