Thanks for your insight and pointers.
After sending the message on Friday, I tried again yesterday. I was able to get HQ showing me that my Scouts exist, but it just tells me that they have been offline for two days. I have refreshed HQ multiple times and power cycled the Scouts.
Yesterday I was able to upload Example code to both Scouts.
I have tried the RST GND jumper and the torch flashes when I remove the jumper, but HQ is still not able to talk to it.
I will look at the pointers you sent and see if I can get a bit farther.
Based on your observations, the observations and issues that others have had and as a result of my experience, I will not be recommending the Scouts to anyone until these issues are resolved. They are not robust enough for doing any serious work.
At this point, the only reason that I am continuing to experiment is to understand meshes better..