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I get that they’re trying to keep one kid out, which is bad enough, but that language says my son wouldn’t be welcome in that troop. Hell, I don’t think anyone on Nightly could qualify.

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I have a friend on the BSA National Disabilities Awareness Committee. I had her email me a formal, better version with a note that flat-out saying weren't in compliance. 

In the spirit of Zath and Tank sharing Boy Scout memories: I was kicked out of my Boy Scout troop for putting exlax in my Scout Master’s hot chocolate. He had refused to let us retaliate against

I've been trying to respond to this all morning and I'm frustrated as shit. So if Nightly can stop rejecting my post, I'll post my reply.

11 hours ago, Destiny Skywalker said:

So what are they so afraid of that they want this kid's parents there at all times? I'm seriously confused. Also, how does this child fall into any of those categories? 

My guess would be it’s more to discourage the parents. “If you do this, you have to do everything!”

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I have no idea. I think maybe they're thinking they're setting a new precedent? During our meeting this past weekend, I did repeatedly mention that we can treat any accommodations for a trans scout (requested by the parents) the same way we do accommodations for special needs. 

I seriously don't know wtf. This language wouldn't fly with most of the troop if they saw it. I already put my foot down and told them that this paragraph will not be used and we have to include something more inclusive. 

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3 hours ago, Cerina said:

I have no idea. I think maybe they're thinking they're setting a new precedent? During our meeting this past weekend, I did repeatedly mention that we can treat any accommodations for a trans scout (requested by the parents) the same way we do accommodations for special needs. 

I seriously don't know wtf. This language wouldn't fly with most of the troop if they saw it. I already put my foot down and told them that this paragraph will not be used and we have to include something more inclusive. 

Way to go!

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I have a friend on the BSA National Disabilities Awareness Committee. I had her email me a formal, better version with a note that flat-out saying weren't in compliance. 

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That’s fortunate news. After reading that draft you published here, I mean I’m not a lawyer, but I was like does this even align with the ADA? Is that even applicable? etc. etc. Anyway, it’s good to know someone is helping you. Let’s hear it for friends in high places.

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At this point, I'm looking for any excuse to replace the people who were a problem this time around. I'm also looking for replacements for a few key positions. This won't happen again while we're still here. But we're moving within the year, so I'm doing everything I can to make sure it doesn't happen after then either. 

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