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Woman Arrested After Allegedly Embezzling Funds From Girl Scouts in Santa Clarita...Cancer Center
 
09/20/2018 7:18:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
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Cascione worked as the treasurer for multiple Girl Scout troops and a Santa Clarita Girl Scouts service unit for 20 years. Officials believe she embezzled more than $58,000 from troops under her control over the past five years, sheriff’s officials said. An audit the organization conducted 15 months ago led them to contact authorities, Sheriff's Sgt. David Chambers said. "Somebody new was in the accounting department and saw some discrepancies and realized that there was possible theft going on," Cascione also fundraised for several other organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley, and investigators believe she may have stolen from other...
 

Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering as girls
 
05/22/2018 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
dailymail.co.uk ^
Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering as girls are permitted to join the organization Rules require host of World Scout Jamboree to provide condoms during event Condom policy must be communicated to all 'participants, unit leaders, staff' The next Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia in July 2019 Will be hosted by Boy Scouts, Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 12:15 EDT, 22 May 2018 | Updated: 12:52 EDT, 22 May 2018 The Boy Scouts will ensure that condoms will be made...
 

I'm a former Girl Scout — Boy Scouts' plan to allow female members is a pseudo-progressive ploy
 
05/03/2018 2:51:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
businessinsider.com ^ | 5/3/18 | Kate Taylor
I'm a former Girl Scout — and I think the Boy Scouts' plan to allow female members is a pseudo-progressive The Boy Scouts' decision to expand its membership to include girls and change its name to Scouts BSA has been applauded by progressive and feminist organizations. However, women would be better served by supporting the Girl Scouts — an organization that focuses its full energy on helping girls. The Boy Scouts' faux-progressive move isn't a feminist win, but a cheap ploy to boost membership.The Boy Scouts of America has waded into a culture war with its decision to allow girls...
 

With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change
 
05/02/2018 6:27:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
The Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2018 | David Crary
NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February. “We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” said Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men...
 

Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls are becoming Cub Scouts
 
04/23/2018 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
Yahoo! ^ | 04/22/18 | Holly Ramer
Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming the first sister-brother pair of Eagle Scouts. "I cut myself, too!" Tatum said, pausing only briefly during a recent Cub Scout meeting to touch her thumb to her brother's before continuing on with a woodworking project. New Hampshire's Daniel Webster Council, which includes Durham's Pack 154, is among more than 170 nationwide participating in an early adopter program as the Boy Scouts of America begins welcoming girls into the organization in new ways. The soft launch followed the Boy Scouts'...
 

Girl Scouts Eye Whether Cookie Seller Near San Diego Pot Shop Broke Rules
 
02/07/2018 3:25:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
NBC San Diego ^ | Julie Watson
Urbn Leaf posted a photograph of the girl on Friday outside the shop that sells medical and recreational marijuana and invited customers on its Instagram account to come get some Girl Scout cookies.The San Diego Girl Scout council is looking into whether a scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules. Officials were trying to identify the girl and talk to her family because she was in a commercial area, which is not allowed, council spokeswoman Mary Doyle said in an email Monday. Urbn Leaf posted a photograph of the girl on Friday outside the...
 

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist
 
01/13/2018 11:48:56 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
AP ^ | 01/13/2018 | RUSS BYNUM
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception. These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda. They want to see Savannah's towering suspension bridge renamed in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the coastal Georgia city more than a century ago. The Girl Scouts saw an opening last fall when Savannah's city council formally asked state lawmakers during their 2018 session to strip the...
 

Now it's unisex Scouts! Leaders are told to avoid referring to youngsters as boys and girls (tr)
 
12/04/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2017 | Sanchez Manning
Scout leaders have been told to avoid referring to children as ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ to ensure transgender members are not offended, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Official guidelines instruct leaders to use ‘gender-neutral’ phrases such as ‘hello, everybody’ when addressing Scout troops. They also say the phrase ‘hello gentlemen’ should be avoided and warns against calling female Scouts ‘ladies’. Girls aged six to 25 have been allowed to join the Scouts, which was previously a male-only organisation, since 1991. Other guidelines advise that transgender members who bind their chests to suppress their breasts or wear ‘very tight underwear’ to...
 

Girl Scouts tells parents not to force daughters to hug relatives over the holidays
 
11/22/2017 7:19:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
FOX News ^ | By Diana Falzone
High five, grandpa! The Girl Scouts of the USA has issued an odd warning to parents for the upcoming holidays, cautioning them to not force their daughters to give relatives hugs or kisses, and to offer instead the alternative of less personal kinds of touching.
 

Don’t force your kids to hug family members during holidays, Girl Scouts advise
 
11/21/2017 2:29:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
Washington Post ^
“Have you ever insisted, ‘Uncle just got here — go give him a big hug!’ or ‘Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss’ when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own? If yes, you might want to reconsider the urge to do that in the future.” That’s the advice the Girl Scouts of America is giving to parents. The organization published a blog post this week arguing that forcing children to hug relatives and family friends during the holidays could muddy the waters when it comes to the notion of consent later...
 

Boy Scouts, or One of the Girls?
 
10/18/2017 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
One of the finest organizations for boys used to be the Boy Scouts of America, which provided parents with amazing help in raising young men of character and responsibility. But with the sad announcement last week that the Boy Scouts will no longer be the Boy Scouts, the organization now is going to treat boys just like another girl. My husband and I will always be grateful for the years our sons spent in scouting and the lessons they learned on their way to achieving the Eagle Scout rank. In addition to the hard work and community service required in...
 

As Cub Scouts welcome girls, rival group sees expansion of ‘war on boys’
 
10/13/2017 11:05:07 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 37 replies
Washington Times ^ | 10/13/2017 | Bradford Richardson
Established in 1910, the Boy Scouts have long stood on tradition, but in recent years, the organization has yielded to a changing culture by revising its admission policy to permit openly gay Scouts and adult volunteers, as well as transgender children who identify as boys to join. Mark Hancock, chief executive officer of Trail Life USA, said the admittance of girls into the Boy Scouts of America is part of a growing “war on boys” that views the sexes as interchangeable and masculinity as something undesirable. He said the decision Wednesday is just latest step in the Boy Scouts’ progressive...
 

The Girl Scouts are criticizing decision by Boy Scouts to accept females
 
10/12/2017 7:05:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2017 | Rick Moran
A long simmering feud between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts has broked out into the open with the decision by the Boy Scouts to accept females in their ranks. The controversial decision by the Boy Scouts includes a weak and confusing justification. Sacramento Bee: The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that its board of directors had unanimously approved a decision to begin admitting girls into its Cub Scout program and to develop a program that will allow girls to eventually attain the rank of Eagle Scout for the first time ever. “This decision is true to the BSA’s mission and...
 

Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank
 
10/11/2017 8:12:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 90 replies
https://www.nbcnews.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Pete Williams
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts. The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.
 

Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls, in Bid to ‘Shape the Next Generation of Leaders’
 
10/11/2017 3:24:03 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 81 replies
New York Times ^ | October 11, 2017 | NIRAJ CHOKSHI
The Boy Scouts of America announced plans on Wednesday to accept girls, marking a historic shift for the century-old organization. The group cited the desire to nurture female leaders as a reason for the decision, pitting it against the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., which operates under a similar mission. “We strive to bring what our organization does best — developing character and leadership for young people — to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders,” said Michael Surbaugh, the group’s chief scout executive.
 

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs
 
10/11/2017 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 52 replies
WTNH Television ^ | 10/10/2017 | AP
NEW YORK (AP) — In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.
 

Boy Scouts to admit girls into Cub Scouts, establish new program
 
10/11/2017 10:22:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
Fox News ^ | 10/11/17
In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan announced Wednesday, Cub Scout dens — the smallest unit — will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose.
 

Girl Scouts Accuse Boy Scouts of Trying to Steal Away Girl Recruits
 
08/24/2017 11:47:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
Voice of America ^
The Girls Scouts of the United States of America is accusing the Boy Scouts of America of a "covert campaign to recruit girls into programs run by the Boy Scouts," according to a letter by the Girl Scouts' president. "We were disappointed in the lack of transparency as we learned that you are surreptitiously testing the appeal of a girls' offering to millennial parents," Girl Scouts President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan wrote in her letter to Boy Scouts President Randall Stephenson. "Furthermore, it is inherently dishonest to claim to be a single-gender organization while simultaneously endeavoring upon a coed model." Top...
 

Here’s Why Christians Are Choosing To Leave The Girl Scouts
 
05/10/2017 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
thefederalist.com ^ | May 10, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
It sure is easy to get confused these days. One moment #Resistance against offensive politics and policies is brave. Bold. Daring. The next? “That is crazy talk.” At least that’s the charge leveled when conservatives resist liberal policies, such as when the archbishop of Kansas City, Joseph Naumann, announced last week that the Archdiocese had decided to end its relationship with the Girl Scouts of America. As he put it: To follow Jesus and his Gospel will often require us to be counter-cultural. With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) of programs and materials reflective of many of the...
 

Kansas City Catholics Banish Girl Scouts and Their Cookies
 
05/03/2017 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Todd Starnes
There's a new commandment for Catholics: Thou Shall Not Eat Tagalongs. The Archdiocese of Kansas City recently announced they are severing ties with the Girl Scouts. And that means no more Girl Scout cookies, too. Say goodbye to Thin Mints and Do-Si-Do's. The Washington Post reports that Catholics fear the Girl Scouts’ programs and materials are “reflective of many of the troubling trends in our secular culture,” and that the organization is “no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel.”So the Archdiocese is dumping the Girl Scouts (and their...
 
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