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  1. Perhaps it is as we're not the gatekeepers of this thread, which is Madison Scouts 2020. If one wants to just read comments about a subset of Scouts' related topics, such as camps or the field show, why not start a thread on those topics?
  2. What happens at camp and on the competition field are important and are a result of what happens in the board room and front office. The Scouts will continue to tread water or sink further if the major problems they have there are not addressed. It's important to be able to have civil conversations about these even if we may disagree.
  3. Even if the "Scouts" won DCI, they deserve and would benefit from better senior management.
  4. Yes, they did well competitively under Jim Mason's leadership. Then someone fired Mason abruptly and the board didn't bat an eye. How have they done since then? The trend line isn't good.
  5. Komnick my not be in the right seat on the bus, but he's not the root cause of the problem. Why do you think he is able to keep his job? Voting members are not informed or engaged. Many have been driven away and obstructed. Until the membership gets engaged and votes in a stronger board, I can't see meaningful improvements. That may not be an issue for long. The board wants to eliminate the voting rights of members, so the current leadership will be further entrenched. The future doesn't look bright.
  6. This is the board's responsibility. If they aren't doing it or aren't capable, is another committee the best solution? It's just a work around.
  7. This is interesting. It is not consistent with the Scout's transgender policy and if their management is aware of it, it is insubordination. The Madison Scouts will accept students based on the gender identity indicated by the applicant. Students assigned female at birth who identify as male (transgender males) will be eligible for participation provided their gender identify is similarly expressed to their immediate family members, school (if enrolled), and community. Any decision as to member eligibility based on gender identity may be appealed to the Forward Performing Arts, Inc. Board of Directors.
  8. Why do you think Boston's revenues grew so much? The money didn't fall out of the sky and they didn't win the lottery. There's a reason Boston's revenues grew.
  9. What court battles? The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional right of the Boy Scouts to be all-male. Your vague comment implies the Boy Scouts went co-ed for legal reasons, which is false. If I have my facts wrong, please provide me with citations.
  10. The Scouts' programming and competitive issues are the alumni's fault? Some good ideas in this post, but do you really think the alumni have that much influence and the management and staff are trying to appease them? Have you considered that Komnick just isn't capable of recruiting, managing and retaining a strong creative and instructional staff that can do better competitively with the money they have?
  11. This was done by the Scouts two years ago. The Scouts have a very progressive transgender policy.
  12. It wasn't mean to be permanent? Then I guess it makes sense to fire him. He had already planned the show concept for the next year, which he was going to share with members, when he was abruptly canned.
  13. Chris Komnick fired Jim Mason. Let that sink in. An egregiously stupid management decision.
  14. Can anyone verify they're rebranding and changing their name to Sound of Indiana?