Skip to comments.City Hikes Boy Scouts' Rent by $199,999 over Gay Ban (Philadelphia)
Posted on 10/18/2007 9:41:25 AM PDT by Pyro7480
The Boy Scouts of America's refusal to bend its rules to permit gay scouts will cost the organization's local chapter $200,000 a year if it wishes to keep its headquarters in a city-owned building on Logan Square.
Representatives of the Boy Scouts of America's Cradle of Liberty Council were notified that to remain in their 79-year-old landmark headquarters, they needed to pay the city a "fair market" rent, Fairmount Park Commission president Robert N.C. Nix said yesterday. Currently, the rent is $1 a year....
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
I agree with you completely. The Boy Scouts should join the rest of the decent, hard-working traditional American families who have escaped, and flee that swirling turd of a city as quickly as possible.
Seems as though the world is turning upside down where decadence and perversity are not only not frowned upon, they are rewarded.
And take their building WITH them.
No, i did not miss the point.
But why should the scouts get free land from the city?
It is sad that you had to explain that.
I guess a legal document means nothing to you, huh? That was the agreement and the city should be held to it. I guess you also believe that the constitution is a living document?
I don't see why they have to pay any rent. The Grange used to let the Scout troops use their building free where I lived.
Are you so proud of your post that you found it necessary to post the mindless crap a second time?
If I were the Scouts I'd demand my building back.
You'd think that a city that averages a murder a day would have better things to worry about.
I would like to see my city offer them a new headquarters at their previous rental rate.
Again, no private organization, no matter their agenda, should get Free Land from the Tax Payer.
Not the Boy Scouts
Not the Girl Scouts
The article didn’t say anything about “free office space”. The BSA built the “landmark” building on city land. I guess the city should look at reimbursing the BSA for the building should they kick them off the land.
It pays to carefully read the article in question and as far as the “welfare” comments go... Do you contribute to the BSA? You apparently seem to have forgotten that millions of dollars of BSA funds have been wasted fighting all of the lawsuits filed against the BSA.
As usual, the BSA improves the land provided to them for beneficial use then get kicked out afterwards.
SM and proud dad of a Boy Scout.
Agree..same thing with Scouts has happened here in
San Diego-.....Why the people in power don’t stand up
for an organization(?) with all the rights and patriotic
rules, that is essential for our nation, and our young
men’ is worrisome by all real Americans....Are we all
just gonna bow to the attacks by people who want to
kill us??..by weakening our way of life?? JK
“The land belongs to the City of Philadelphia but has been leased since 1928 for that token sum to the scouts, who built the landmark Beaux Arts building”
Scouts should demand “replacement value” for the building(Lawsuit)
Please...they need to charge the current rent for that huge place. I would say 12,000 a month would be about right for that area and size of the building. One dollar is stealing from the tax payers (I am not one by the way for that city).
The LAND is the city’s, but the BUILDING belong to the Scouts.
Your talking about Philidelphia here. The former cradle of liberty is now the cradle of socialism. It is run by a bunch of leftist, socialist, stalinist, democrats. Remember the vote "count" in the last election for president. If not for the "City of Brotherly Love" Pa. would have gone for bush. Same in most all "blue" states. The big cities in most of them have turned into welfare socialist enclaves. It is a lost cause.
“The BSA built the landmark building on city land. I guess the city should look at reimbursing the BSA for the building should they kick them off the land”
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