Now Hear This!
This is a public service announcement. If you hard code scopes inside your CFCs (request, application, session), stop today.
I know it might be 'easier' or 'cleaner' or less lines of code, but you are really painting yourself into a corner when you do this.
An object (CFC) should not know or have access to ANYTHING outside of itself, its configuration and its immediate dependent objects.
That Is All