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    This thread has been copied over. The thread topic starts in post #29. Please see the original thread, now located in Straight Forward to continue discussion on places to donate gear. Keep it civil please or else your participation may be curtailed and/or the thread may be placed into the Sensitive Trail Issues Forum. Thanks.
    This maybe a little off topic, but I just wanted to throwout there this thought. When I need tothin out my gear, and who hasn’t, I always call the local Boy Scout council anddonate my gear to them. I know that someyoung man is getting some quality equipment and an opportunity to experiencethe great outdoors. Just a thought foreveryone out there. Maybe you have yourown special organization or charity that could like to support. Pass it on dude.

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    BSA has bad issues. They aren't getting a thing from me.
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    Ouch Bill,Yes they have,but that's not the kids fault.What kid wouldn't want some nice gear that only most working adults can afford.I ask you to reconsider your position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    BSA has bad issues. They aren't getting a thing from me.
    I'll give twice as much to make up for FB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    I'll give twice as much to make up for FB.
    What if we all send our worn out piece of s..t gear we don't want to bill.boy that sure would be a lot of stuff to funny. Just kidding Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    BSA has bad issues. They aren't getting a thing from me.
    Flame on, oh great Thread Drifter! If only the BSA brought dogs or carried guns, we could really get this thread rockin'.

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    Yeah that's what I want a bunch of para military kids runnin around with gun's and pit bulls sayin sleep here.

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    I have two grandsons in the BSA in Maryville, Tn. What are the bad issues if I may ask?
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    ALL organizations have SOME issues. (Actually, ALL people have SOME issues of some sort...lol)

    I have been a volunteer Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and now Venturing Crew (BSA co-ed group ages 14-21). When the program operates as intended, it does an outstanding job assisting young people grow to be leaders and productive citizens. My Eagle Scout son has completed thousands of hours of community service, and now continues to do so as an adult. My two teen sons are working on their Eagle Projects, one of which will be a dog park in our community.

    If those issues have to do with the few sickos who did bad things, please do not hold that against all. That logic is the same as lumping all of any group into a category because a few were bad....

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    I could give some of the JUNK! I have carried. and It would be better than the JUNK I seen them carry. Serious it sounds like a good idea and How about them Girl Scouts.
    Alcohol was involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    BSA has bad issues. They aren't getting a thing from me.
    Specifics, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moytoy View Post
    I have two grandsons in the BSA in Maryville, Tn. What are the bad issues if I may ask?
    My BIG issue is stoves will you people teach them how NOT to burn down a shelter before you bring them out!!! Man I have the stories. And *** is wrong with a home made alky.
    Alcohol was involved!

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    Girl Scouts camp and hike, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumball View Post
    Girl Scouts camp and hike, too!
    Yep - last year, I lent a bunch of gear to a Troop of GS's that were hiking almost the same section of AT that my Troop of BS's were. Different week, though. Traded the lending for a Wilderness First Aid course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hiker View Post
    Specifics, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    BSA has bad issues. They aren't getting a thing from me.
    FB Send your stuff to Girl Scouts! This fact is often overlooked but girls like to camp and stuff too.......they're Less Likely to have gear than Boy Scouts anyhow. Boy Scouts tend to be like dynasties or legacies (lots of people will include BSA in their wills!) while Girl Scout Troops are ephemeral and usually lack the same sort of money or gear reserves that you'll find in a Boy Scout troop with both Money and Time on their side. Plus, GSUSA is Progressive! Take that Boy Scouts.

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    you can find out who to contact by finding your local GS council at : http://www.girlscouts.org/councilfinder/

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryfred View Post
    My BIG issue is stoves will you people teach them how NOT to burn down a shelter before you bring them out!!! Man I have the stories. And *** is wrong with a home made alky.
    The problem with homemade alky stoves is that the national council decidied that, to prevent liability issues, boys are "forbidden" from using homemade gear. So, showing scouts the "theory" of how to make alky stoves for "theoretical" use is ok, though. Stupid rule, but it's there for a reason?

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    Growing up the kids I knew in BSA were very strange. Lol.

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    Thanks for this post guys I was going through the same thing

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