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  • New Eagle Scout overcame all the obstacles and soared

    07/23/2004 1:27:16 PM PDT · by esryle · 13 replies · 670+ views
    Disability barely slowed Sam Roe's march to his dream EVERETT -- When asked which Scouting accomplishment he was most proud of -- rock climbing, swimming, 20-mile bike rides, lashing ropes -- Sam Roe's answer shot out of his mouth like a bullet. "Being here." "Here" was aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln yesterday, in a cavernous hangar of the aircraft carrier surrounded by friends, family, sailors and Gov. Gary Locke -- all of whom helped make his improbable dream of becoming an Eagle Scout come true. The 15-year-old, who suffered a stroke before birth and has cerebral palsy, completed all the...
  • Caption Kerry and this boy scout.

    10/01/2004 9:36:55 AM PDT · by katdawg · 47 replies · 1,840+ views
  • Boy Scouts complete sale of Camp Tallaha

    07/15/2004 9:16:27 AM PDT · by RonF · 6 replies · 599+ views
    MEMPHIS - The Memphis-based Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts has ended a 78-year camping tradition by selling Camp Tallaha, a 173-acre property just outside Charleston, to DMI Fine Timber and Hunting Properties in Lyon. Doug Mauldin, president of DMI, said the property would be developed into an upscale hunting and recreational resort. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. "This certainly was a bittersweet occasion," said Roy Rhodes, scout executive of the Chickasaw Council, the largest youth service organization in the Mid-South, serving West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. "Our scouts have been going there for summer camp...
  • Scout's Eagle goal erects project to 'true heroes': Oldest continous Scout Troop in AZ

    04/12/2004 5:38:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 148+ views
    BISBEE - Fourteen years after the last Bisbee area Boy Scout won the scout's highest honor, an Elfrida high school student is seeking to become the area's next Eagle Scout. Aaron Oertel, a scout for the last 11 years, said he has been working on the Eagle Scout project for the last six months. Oertel is not suppose to do the work. He is in charge of supervising the project, as well as being the primary organizer. The monument Oertel is working on will revolve around true heroes such as police officers, teachers, firefighters and people in the military. Kerry...
  • THE RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT: THE TRUE STORY OF A BOY AND HIS BACKYARD NUCLEAR REACTOR

    03/17/2004 4:47:34 AM PST · by billorites · 152 replies · 834+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tim Rauschenberg
    These days, the phrase "nuclear ambitions" is applied ominously to countries or heads of state. Yet it aptly describes an ordinary teenager in suburban Detroit named David Hahn. His experience is a frightening indication of how easily dangerous materials can be acquired - and hidden. Despite growing up in an era of no-nukes activism, David wanted nothing more than to join the Curies in the annals of atomic history. That the radium they discovered eventually killed the Curies doesn't seem to have muted his enthusiasm.David's aptitude for science was phenomenal. From a 1960s-era book of chemistry experiments, he quickly gleaned...
  • Cops: Teen killed for the challenge

    02/26/2004 12:08:58 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 25 replies · 335+ views
    Chicago Tribune on-line ^ | February 26, 2004 | Carrie Antlfinger, AP
    WEYAUWEGA, Wis. -- Gary Hirte, a high school scholar, star athlete and Eagle Scout whose name seemed to be in the local paper all the time, is accused of committing murder--not for money or revenge, but just to see if he could get away with it. The Weyauwega-Fremont High senior's arrest last month was met with shock and disbelief in this town of 1,800, where Hirte has long been held in high esteem. The 18-year-old was accused of killing 37-year-old Glenn Kopitske. "He wanted to see if he could do this. It was like a challenge for him," sheriff's Capt....
  • Boy Scout, 12, Rescues Baby Sister From Fire

    12/31/2003 10:53:21 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 27 replies · 198+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | 12/31/2003 | AP Staff
    <p>PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A 12-year-old boy saved his 18-month-old sister from a fire in their home, running through smoke and flames and carrying her out through a second-floor window onto a porch roof.</p> <p>"She's my sister, and I'm supposed to take care of her," said Michael Wedekamm, who suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation in the fire early Tuesday.</p>
  • KY Teen Says Father Berated Him, But Why He Killed Mother Too Remains a Mystery

    08/27/2003 6:33:44 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 396+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 08-27-03 | Lasseter, Tom
    Teen says father berated him BUT WHY HE KILLED MOTHER IS A MYSTERY By Tom Lasseter HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER COLUMBIA - At the age of 16, Blake Walker shot his parents to death in their home last year, emptying the clip of a 9mm rifle, because he said he could no longer stand his father's constant criticisms about his life, friends and housework. In Adair Circuit Court yesterday, Walker, crying and shaking a little, apologized for the Dec. 8 murders. He loved his father, Walker said, but they never got along. In a statement he wrote for the court, Walker...
  • Boy Scout assaulted at summer camp? Parents claim group leaders responded poorly to incident

    08/07/2003 6:15:12 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 6 replies · 219+ views
    To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33953 Thursday, August 7, 2003 CRIMENETDAILYBoy Scout assaulted at summer camp?Parents claim group leaders responded poorly to incident Posted: August 7, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A 12-year-old Boy Scout was allegedly raped by an older member at a summer camp near Kansas City, and his parents are blaming Scout leaders for handling the incident poorly. On Tuesday, the victim's parents returned to H-Roe Bartle Camp southwest of here in Osceola to file a complaint with authorities about the alleged incident, KMBC-TV News reported. A family member says the boy,...
  • Boy Scout dies from blast injuries (Story Update)

    08/06/2003 9:59:12 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 13 replies · 282+ views
    Boy Scout dies from blast injuries PORTLAND - A 16-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he suffered in a cannon explosion at a Boy Scout camp. Chris Kroker of Aumsville was hit with shrapnel on Friday at Camp Meriwether in Tillamook County. Hundreds of Boy Scouts were there to watch Kroker perform the traditional cannon firing ceremony. But when Kroker tried to fire the cannon the first time, it misfired. The second time he tried the cannon exploded and he was critically injured. This afternoon, the Kroeker's family released this statement. They say, Chris' last days were spent...
  • Cub Scout recommended for lifesaving honor

    07/08/2003 8:01:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 355+ views
    <p>MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who safely stopped his aunt's sport utility vehicle after she went into diabetic shock will be recommended for Scouting's top lifesaving award.</p> <p>Cub Scout Brandon DiMatties of Monroe will be nominated for the Honor Medal with Cross Palms by Ron Pierson, assistant executive of the Southern New Jersey Council of the Boys Scouts of America.</p>
  • Springfield man gets 103-year sentence for sexually abusing children (OR)

    06/27/2003 2:49:00 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 21 replies · 372+ views
    Springfield man gets 103-year sentence for sexually abusing children (Eugene-AP) - A former Boy Scout leader from Lane County was sentenced to 103 years in prison Thursday in Eugene after being convicted of 17 counts of sodomizing boys. Prosecutors say Steven Jeremy Freeman sexually abused and sodomized ten young boys. He operated a sports card shop in Springfield. He lived in back, where police say the abuses took place. Assistant District Attorney Alex Gardner pushed for a long sentence, saying that pedophiles typically do not reform. The sentences are covered by Measure eleven, which means that they sentence cannot...
  • Calif. Judges Have to Disclose Boy Scout Links

    06/19/2003 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 31 replies · 395+ views
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | June 19, 2003
    California judges may have to disqualify themselves from certain cases if they are involved with the Boy Scouts of America, according to new rules approved by the state's Supreme Court. Lynn Holton, a spokeswoman for the state Supreme Court, said on Thursday that several California judges are leaders or members of the Boy Scouts, a group that has come under legal fire from gay groups because it bars "avowed homosexuals" from membership. According to the new rules approved on Wednesday for state judges, "A judge should disclose to the parties his or her membership in an organization, in any proceeding...
  • Ballwin teen to get Scouts' highest heroism honor (What else is there to say?)

    05/27/2003 10:59:25 AM PDT · by BallandPowder · 21 replies · 209+ views
    http://www.stltoday.com/ ^ | 05/28/2003 | Michelle Munz
    <p>A Ballwin teenager will receive tonight the highest honor for heroism given by the Boy Scouts of America, the Medal with Crossed Palms. The organization says the medal is very rarely given out; it was last awarded in the St. Louis area about 15 years ago.</p>
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 9:56:42 AM PDT · by dewee · 53 replies · 670+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 05/25/03 | By HOLLY EDWARDS
    <p>Pivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.</p> <p>The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.</p>
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 6:57:42 AM PDT · by nuzman · 11 replies · 203+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | Sunday, 05/25/03 | HOLLY EDWARDS
    Sunday, 05/25/03 Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead By HOLLY EDWARDSStaff Writer10-year-old ditches wheelchair to plant flags in front of headstonesPivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.''I don't think that's straight at all,'' he said, holding the ruler to a flag and making a minor adjustment. ''There, that's better.''With that pronouncement, James swung back into his...
  • PC Judges [Commentary on anti-Boy Scout S.F. Judges]

    08/19/2002 11:51:37 AM PDT · by RonF · 3 replies · 235+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 02/18/2002 | Debra J. Saunders
    At first blush, the San Francisco Superior Court judges' unanimous vote last month to require judges to swear not to associate with the Boy Scouts seems absurdly heavy-handed. It is nasty, but it's not as outlandish as you might think. For one thing, Angela Bradstreet, the president of the Bar Association of San Francisco who pushed the measure, admits the resolution is not enforceable. (Only the California Supreme Court can change the Code of Judicial Ethics, the rules that dictate judges' conduct.) Bradstreet also agrees that the San Francisco judges' measure singled out the Boy Scouts (because the group refuses...
  • Homosexual Emcees Boston Boy Scout Fundraiser

    08/15/2002 9:49:58 AM PDT · by RonF · 39 replies · 864+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2002 | Matt Pyeatt
    The largest Boy Scout chapter in Massachusetts this week took more steps to distance itself from the national scouting policy that prohibits homosexuals from serving in leadership positions. The Boston Minuteman Council introduced a new merit badge for "diversity" and asked an openly homosexual Boston radio personality to emcee its annual fundraiser. Last year, the same chapter adopted a "nondiscrimination" policy, a slap at the long held practice by the national organization, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), to ban homosexual scout leaders. The U.S. Supreme Court two years ago declared the BSA ban on homosexuals to be legal, however,...
  • Homosexual Emcees Boston Boy Scout Fundraiser

    08/12/2002 9:10:33 PM PDT · by quietolong · 40 replies · 440+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2002 | Matt Pyeatt
    Homosexual Emcees Boston Boy Scout Fundraiser By Matt Pyeatt CNSNews.com Staff Writer June 12, 2002 (CNSNews.com) - The largest Boy Scout chapter in Massachusetts this week took more steps to distance itself from the national scouting policy that prohibits homosexuals from serving in leadership positions. The Boston Minuteman Council introduced a new merit badge for "diversity" and asked an openly homosexual Boston radio personality to emcee its annual fundraiser. Last year, the same chapter adopted a "nondiscrimination" policy, a slap at the long held practice by the national organization, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), to ban homosexual scout leaders....