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  • Boy Scout Backlash? Organization May See Rapid Decline in Church Support Following Gay Leaders Vote

    08/02/2015 6:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Boy Scouts of America may experience a severe backlash from church sponsors following its recent vote to approve openly gay scout leaders. A national organization boasting over 2.6 million members, many of the BSA's more than 37,000 troops come from churches that officially state that homosexuality is a sin. These include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Roger S. Oldham, spokesman for the SBC, told The Christian Post that Southern Baptist churches have been cutting ties with the BSA since 2013, when the youth organization voted to allow...
  • Mormon Church, Largest Boy Scouts Sponsor, Says It Will 'Re-Evaluate' Participation

    07/29/2015 8:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has said it will be re-evaluating its long-standing participation in the Boy Scouts of America, following the latter's decision to end its blanket ban on openly gay adult leaders. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today's vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church's governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church resumes...
  • Scott Walker suggests being an Eagle Scout has prepared him to be commander in chief

    03/27/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | March 27. 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he's ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate spoke on Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was closed to press, but video of Walker's conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt was recorded by the opposition research group American Bridge and released by the...
  • Border official points gun at Boy Scout

    07/22/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07/21/2014 | Marcus McIntosh
    DES MOINES, Iowa —A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget About 10 days into the trip, an innocent action by one of the nearly two dozen Scouts at the Canadian border into Alaska set off a chain of events that lead to a U.S. border official pointing a gun at a scout’s head. Boy Scout Troop 111 Leader Jim Fox spelled out what happened to him and the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 as four van-loads of Scouts and adult volunteers tried to drive from Canada into Alaska. Fox said...
  • Boy Scout held at gunpoint at Canadian border

    07/28/2014 3:57:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/28/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Does this sound right to you at all?  It sounds almost like a parody story, something from The Onion.  But… it isn’t.From Todd Starnes: Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpointA Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, with one child allegedly held at gunpoint.Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border. The...
  • When Boy Scout Dies Before Achieving Highest Rank, Troop Completes Project for Him

    09/10/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2014 | Suzan Clarke
    Noah Cornuet was a gentle giant and the ultimate Boy Scout. He was so committed to scouting that he was determined to ascend to the highest rank any Boy Scout could achieve: Eagle Scout. Noah, 16, never realized his dream. On Aug. 6, the high school athlete from Lower Burrell, Pa., collapsed after football practice and died. It was later revealed that Noah had a rare heart tumor. He’d had no symptoms and there was no indication that he had a heart condition, his family said. At the time of his death, Noah was deeply involved in his Eagle scout...
  • Walt Disney Company to cut funding to Boy Scouts of America over gay policy

    03/03/2014 6:53:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3-2-2014 | Associated Press in Los Angeles
    The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America, beginning in 2015, because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organisation. In December the defence and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin said it would no longer donate to the Boy Scouts, because of the same policy. Last May, the California Senate voted to revoke the organisation’s charitable status. The Boy Scouts organisation said it was “disappointed” by Disney’s decision, which will affect its ability to serve children, Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement on Sunday. Disney does not provide direct...
  • Family Friend Fatally Shoots Boy Scout's Attacker: Police

    01/23/2014 4:33:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 23 January, 2014 | Hetty Chang
    Murder charges were dropped Wednesday against a family friend suspected of killing a man who was allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old Boy Scout, authorities said. The investigation is still ongoing. Police said the charges were dropped against Carmen Reyes, 53, because detectives need more time to gather evidence in the case. Reyes is the family friend of a 13-year-old boy who was attacked about 5 a.m. Saturday while helping his mother load the car for a camping trip. The assault happened near 182nd Street and Van Ness Avenue in Torrance.
  • Boy Scouts Bibliograpy Part 4: Latest FR Articles on Admitting "Gay" Scouts

    07/14/2013 3:09:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 3 replies
    FR archives | July 14, 2013 | Various authors
    Bookmark this thread. In the previous three bibliography threads, I have gathered links to 118 news articles posted on FreeRepublic concerning the decision of National Council to admit "openly gay" children to the Boy Scouts of America. This post rounds the number of threads up to 124, adding six more articles since my last post on June 15.This will be my last bibliography thread for the time being, since the issue has peaked in the news. * * *BSA Bibliograpy Part 4: New group trying to straighten out the Boy Scouts- Gay Scouts question badly misses the point Coach is...
  • Secular Group Questions Why Boy Scouts Won't Accept Atheists After Lifting Ban on Gays

    06/25/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest nonprofit secular groups in America, ran an ad on Sunday in The New York Times asking why the Boy Scouts of America is maintaining its ban on nonreligious members after having changed its policy to now accept gay members. A pro-family group believes FFRF is right in its questioning. "The bottom line is, Scouting has now removed any logical or legal basis for protecting against the inclusion of openly gay scout masters, so in a sense this group is perfectly correct," Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president for the Family Research Council,...
  • Boy Scouts Bibliograpy Part 2: Latest FR Articles on Admitting "Gay" Scouts

    06/15/2013 2:38:20 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 7 replies
    FR archives | June 15, 2013 | Various
    Bookmark this thread. Last week I linked on one thread 89 news articles posted on FreeRepublic concerning "openly gay" children being admitted to Boy Scouts of America. This post provides links to all additional articles posted on this issue since then to June 15 (as of time/date below). Creating this round-up of BSA news is to avoid flooding your in-box with pings as this situation is being hashed out in one or more articles daily. I will continue to follow up on FR postings and ping you once a week or less, unless there is a huge breaking story. For...
  • Boy Scouts "Gays'R'us" Links: All recent FR articles

    06/08/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 26 replies
    FR archives | June 8, 2013 | various
    Bookmark this thread: here are most of the news articles recently posted on FreeRepublic regarding the Boy Scouts National Meeting in May that resulted in gay scouts being admitted to membership. They are listed from newest, June 4, 2013, to oldest, June 24, 2012. Although some articles posted were duplicates, their links are included if they carried more than a few comments. These are not all the Boy Scout articles posted on FR; just the ones concerning the issue of so-called homosexual children being admitted to Boy Scouts. A few vanities and blog posts were not included, nor articles with...
  • Chipotle Pulls Sponsorship of Utah Boy Scout Event

    03/20/2013 12:08:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies
    ap ^ | March 19, 2013 | Brady McCombs
    Chipotle Mexican Grill has pulled its sponsorship of Utah's "Scout-O-Rama" because of the Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gays. The popular Colorado-based restaurant chain initially signed on to provide about $4,200 worth of coupons to the Utah Boy Scouts' annual event, scheduled for May 4 in a Salt Lake City suburb. The Boy Scouts' Great Salt Lake Council is one of the largest in the country, with the majority of troops sponsored by Mormon churches.
  • Boy Scouts Must Reconcile Gay Issue

    02/11/2013 12:44:49 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/11/2013 | Michael Reagan
    The bosses of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) surprised everyone this week by postponing their decision on whether to allow gay leaders and gay scouts to join their ranks. If the BSA's long-standing ban on gays is lifted by national officials in May, the choice to admit gays may be left to local Boy Scout chapters — as it should be.
  • Former Boy Scout leader sent to prison for making child porn

    07/21/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A former Boy Scout leader and hospital employee will go to prison for collecting and making child pornography. Third District Judge Robin Reese on Monday sentenced Shawn Thomas Whiting, 34, to a one- to-15-year prison term on four second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Whiting pleaded guilty to the charges in April. He originally faced a total of 20 counts of the same charge, but the 16 additional counts were dismissed in exchange for the man's plea. Reese ordered the man to pay for the cost of counseling for his victims. The Utah...
  • Boy Scout found [alive!] after building tree-branch shelter

    08/13/2011 5:42:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/13/11 | MARTIN GRIFFITH
    He was scared, but the 12-year-old Boy Scout still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he covered himself in dirt to stay warm...
  • Boy 10, saves boy 16, who fell over cliff into Mississippi River

    06/17/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 5 replies
    Startribune ^ | June 17, 2011 | TIM HARLOW
    ...Despite being outweighed by nearly 100 pounds, he pulled the older teen to safety, authorities said....
  • Eagle Scout Saves Family in House Fire / Eagle Scout Rescues Drowning Girl

    01/01/2011 3:42:10 PM PST · by Main Street · 18 replies ^ | 30 Dec 2010 |
    Quick thinking saves girl from Warwick pool A local teenager has been hailed a hero after saving a little girl from a swimming pool. Warwick Eagle Scout Austin Irons saved a little girl from drowning after a group of cub scouts and boy scouts finished swimming at McDermott Pool in Warwick. Austin jumped in the water to save the girl who was lying face down and helped lifeguards resuscitate the girl. "We heard shouting for lifeguards...I didn't even think. It was like, just do it," Austin recalled on the experience. He was able to get the girl out of the...
  • Country Boys and Conservative Conservation

    05/05/2010 3:56:53 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 2 replies · 192+ views
    Taki's Magazine ^ | May 4, 2010 | Steve Sailer
    Anthill:A novel is the tale of Wilson’s alter ego, a bug-loving Eagle Scout with the venerable Southern name of Raphael Semmes Cody, who grows up exploring nature in an old growth wilderness outside Mobile, Alabama. ....most first-time novelists aren’t octogenarians. Nor are they, typically, the world’s top expert on ants. They haven’t been famous / notorious since the 1975 publication of their scientific masterwork, Sociobiology, either. Nor are they the chief inventor of the influential cause of preserving biodiversity.
  • Teacher in sex case an apparent suicide (Boy Scout volunteer and 20-year National Guardsman)

    01/22/2010 6:30:38 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 149 replies · 2,720+ views ^ | Jan 2010 | By Kevin Amerman
    A former Bethlehem middle school teacher whose nature program for seventh-graders won national acclaim apparently killed himself Thursday about an hour before he was scheduled to plead guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage boy, a charge that shocked the community and cost him his career. Gregory G. Ritter, 45, a longtime Boy Scout volunteer and 20-year National Guardsman, was found dead next to a picnic table at the apartment complex in the Poconos where he recently moved, according to police, who said he had a gunshot wound to the head.
  • Boy Scout helps fitness levels soar

    12/17/2009 5:58:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Air Force ^ | Capt. Alysia Harvey,USAF
    12/17/2009 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England (AFNS) -- One local Boy Scout's vision, some brand new equipment locked away in a store room for more than 13 years, a passion for fitness, and love for the RAF Lakenheath community. This is the recipe for the base's new outdoor fitness stations and for a member of local Boy Scout Troop 219 being one step closer to Eagle Scout. Joshua Kent, 15, took on the project of the erecting 15 fitness stations along the base's running trail with the help of his family, a few active duty Airmen and some of...
  • Boy Scout, SEIU clear brush, bury hatchet

    11/28/2009 4:51:52 AM PST · by NittanyLion · 17 replies · 1,213+ views
    The Morning Call Online ^ | November 28, 2009 | Michael Duck
    Hauling brush and old tires out of the woods in Allentown early Friday, members of the Service Employees International Union learned an Eagle-Scout-to-be is just as forgiving as he is trustworthy, loyal and helpful. The Eagle Scout service project of Kevin Anderson, 17, of Upper Saucon Township was caught up in a national media firestorm after Nick Balzano, an Allentown union official, threatened to file a grievance over Kevin's work clearing a trail in Kimmets Lock Park. Conservative pundits seized on the remark as evidence of the SEIU's ''thuggery,'' and Balzano later resigned. To show there were no hard feelings,...
  • Boy Scout upgrades Bisbee cemetery as Eagle project

    04/17/2009 4:37:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 605+ views
    BISBEE — Seventeen-year-old Andrew “Andy” Laborin has nearly achieved a project of upgrading Memory Gardens Cemetery on Highway 92. At 10 a.m. Saturday, community members will dedicate the refurbished memorial area. “I found a lot of veterans in there,” the Bisbee High School senior said, describing his Eagle Scout project with Troop 1. The pinnacle of his good turn was the installation of a 30-foot-tall illuminated flagpole at the cemetery. To do that, Laborin rallied community support. Jim’s Electric, located on Naco Highway across from Bisbee’s Safeway, donated half of the cost of the $1,400 flagpole and provided all the...
  • Permanent memorial to be tribute to TPD Officer Hite, slain on duty (Eagle Project)

    11/24/2008 2:19:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 321+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield
    On June 1, the lives of three strangers intersected. That night, Tucson police Officer Erik Hite, mortally wounded in an ambush that followed a crosstown pursuit, clung to his last hours of life in a hospital room. Kyle Kadous, a middle school student, talked about what had happened earlier that day with his father, an officer with the Tucson Police Department. And he imagined, for a terrible moment, that it could have been his own family. Lori Oien, whose husband is a 29-year veteran with the state Department of Public Safety, lives two blocks from the rural, East Side site...
  • Boy Scout creates fallen soldier’s monument

    11/11/2008 6:28:37 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 666+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — It is a simple but highly symbolical brass monument. Seventeen-year-old Jacob Hall unveils the Fallen Soldier’s Cross monument during a dedication ceremony Monday at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Hall initiated the monument venture as part of his Eagle Scout project. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Less than 5 feet high, the Fallen Soldier’s Cross was dedicated Monday afternoon, appropriately the day before Veterans Day. The boots, rifle and helmet tell a story of a fallen member of America’s armed forces. It has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the deaths of U.S. military personnel have occurred. The...
  • Boy scout saves leader of the Maldives (from assassination attempt)

    01/08/2008 9:22:19 AM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 75+ views
    Boy scout saves leader of the Maldives By KRISHAN FRANCIS, Associated Press Writer The president of the Maldives was saved from assassination Tuesday when a boy scout grabbed the knife of an attacker who had jumped out of a crowd greeting the leader, an official said. President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was not hurt, but his shirt was ripped when the attacker tried to stab him before the boy and security guards intervened during the event on the small island of Horafushi, said government spokesman Mohammad Shareef. "This fellow in the crowd with a knife in his hand attempted to stab...
  • Boy scout saves president's life [Maldives]

    01/08/2008 3:39:47 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies · 149+ views ^ | 8th January 2008 | Mel Gunasekera
    A QUICK-thinking boy scout has thwarted an assassination bid against the president of the Maldives. Officials said Mohamed Murshid, 20, tried to plunge a knife into President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's stomach, but Asia's longest serving president was unhurt thanks to Mahamed Jaisham, 15, who wrestled with the attacker before he was detained.
  • PTC Media (Scouting Podcasts)

    11/21/2007 7:33:24 PM PST · by stevejb68 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    PTC Media | 11/21/07 | Steve Borgerding
    Thanks to the work of a couple dedicated Cub Scout Leaders there is a online network called PTC Media that showcases three Scouting-related audio podcasts and one video podcast. "Akela's Adventure" is an audio podcast that that features a den leader and his son as they review their den's latest meeting and activity. Don't forget to listen to a couple of jokes presented by the Cub Scout. "An Hour A Week" is an audio podcast which features a cubmaster as he discusses events and issues about being a leader of a Cub Scout Pack. "The Leader's Campfire" is...
  • "Radioactive Boy Scout" Gets 90 Days

    10/04/2007 12:03:14 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-4-2007 | Associated Press
    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A man who tried to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager will be assessed by doctors before starting a 90-day jail sentence for stealing smoke detectors. David Hahn, 31, was sentenced Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court on attempted larceny from a building. He was arrested in August after a maintenance worker saw him steal a smoke detector from his Clinton Township apartment complex. Police later found 15 other smoke detectors in his apartment.
  • Man Dubbed 'Radioactive Boy Scout' Pleads Guilty

    08/28/2007 1:17:02 AM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 4,076+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2007 | The Associated Press
    A man who became the subject of a book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager pleaded guilty Monday in a theft case. David Hahn, 31, had been charged in the theft of 16 smoke detectors. Police in the Detroit suburb of Macomb County's Clinton Township said it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. During a Circuit Court hearing, Hahn pleaded guilty to attempted larceny of a building. The court's online docket said prosecutors recommended that he be sentenced to time served and enter an inpatient...
  • State of Illinois Public Act 095-0320 (Boy Scout and Girl Scout License Plates)

    08/23/2007 12:46:10 PM PDT · by RonF · 6 replies · 348+ views
    State of Illinois Web site ^ | 8/23/07 | Illinois General Assembly
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding Section 5.675 as follows: (30 ILCS 105/5.675 new) Sec. 5.675. The Boy Scout and Girl Scout Fund. Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by adding Section 3-664 as follows: (625 ILCS 5/3-664 new) Sec. 3-664. Boy Scout and Girl Scout license plates. (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated to be Boy Scout and Girl Scout plates....
  • Gunman's writings were disturbing (Eagle Scout saves his life by applying a tourniquet from a cord)

    04/17/2007 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 119 replies · 4,041+ views ^ | 04.17.07 | MATT APUZZO
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, blood-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note in his dorm room raging against women and rich kids.  A chilling picture emerged Tuesday of Cho Seung-Hui — a 23-year-old senior majoring in English — a day after the bloodbath that left 33 people dead, including Cho, who killed himself as police closed in. News reports said that he may have been taking medication for depression and that he was becoming increasingly violent and erratic. Despite the many warning...
  • NBC: Missing Boy Scout found alive after disappearing in N. Carolina woods.

    03/20/2007 8:15:14 AM PDT · by Lonely NY Conservative · 315 replies · 14,022+ views
    No details yet....
  • Video featuring Cub Scout and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout

    02/21/2007 6:00:59 PM PST · by stevejb68 · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Melrose Boy Scout Troop 68 ^ | 2/21/07 | stevejb68
    A new video featuring a puppet called Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, has been posted. This time he tries to learn the Cub Scout Promise from a 3rd grade Cub Scout. The Cub Scout breaks out giggling quite often. If you would like a chuckle then check this out.
  • Marana Boy Scout generates 1,800 lbs. of donations for food bank

    11/25/2006 2:26:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 493+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Todd Kunz Reports
    It's sad, but a lot of people often go hungry during the holidays. But not if one local Boy Scout has anything to say about it. "Up until about two weeks before Thanksgiving, we didn't have a lot of food," admits Anna Garrison who has worked for the Marana Community Food Bank for the past 10 years. That's not the case now! "Soups, oatmeal, mac and cheese," says Boy Scout Riley Busby. "I think it's fantastic. I just. I think it's wonderful!" smiles Garrison. "Rice, juice, cereal," adds Busby. Garrison says she's never seen this much food donated from just...
  • Hyannis event honors U.S. troops: Liberal Mass shows the Red, White and Blue for REAL!

    05/30/2006 12:49:56 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 25 replies · 1,109+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | May 29, 2006 | By ERIC GERSHON
    The actions of a 13 year old boy once again showed up the adults in Cape Cod when it comes to supporting he troops!! A 13 year old Boy Scout that I met last week organized and made happen an event to raise money for items to be sent to the 25th Marines in Iraaq this last weekend, and even got active duty and Reserve personnel from all services to represent their respective fellow men. The story is below:
  • Rumsfeld Receives Scouting's Highest Commendation

    05/26/2006 6:45:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld received scouting's highest honor from the Boy Scouts of America here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) receives the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, May 26. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I'm very honored to accept scouting's Silver Buffalo Award," Rumsfeld said during a breakfast sponsored by the National Eagle Scout Association. "Since its earliest days, the Boy Scouts have cultivated leadership and good citizenship, a service that has been...
  • The Radioactive Boy Scout

    12/29/2005 1:45:14 PM PST · by Wonder Warthog · 80 replies · 2,452+ views
    Golf Manor, a subdivision in Commerce Township, Mich., some 25 miles outside of Detroit, is the kind of place where nothing unusual is supposed to happen, where the only thing lurking around the corner is an ice-cream truck. But June 26, 1995, was not a typical day. Ask Dottie Pease. Cruising down Pinto Drive, Pease saw half a dozen men crossing her neighbor's lawn. Three, in respirators and white moon suits, were dismantling her next-door neighbor's shed with electric saws, stuffing the pieces into large steel drums emblazoned with radioactive warning signs. Huddled with a group of neighbors, Pease was...
  • Boy Scout Gets Knife Lodged In Brain

    12/23/2005 11:23:24 AM PST · by jdm · 38 replies · 1,809+ views
    KUTV ^ | December 23, 2005
    (KUTV) An incredible and un-suspecting accident leaves a Utah Boy Scout just inches from death when he was stabbed right between his eyes. Jeff Jaeger spoke to Kevin Coulter and tells 2News how this was a truly freak accident. While raking leaves for a Boy Scout event, one of the leaders flung a knife from his hand while trying to catch another scout who had tripped. “It was dark, it was like 8:30 and there was a light and I saw it flash before it hit me,” said Kevin. The blade landed in between his frontal lobes. It was 2...
  • 2005 Scout Jamboree Memories

    08/11/2005 10:53:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 535+ views
    Home Photo Gallery News & Facts Activities Jambo Map Exhibits Schedule Visiting “Ask Bob” BSA HomeJoin Scouts! Jamboree Today: August 2 August 1   July 31   July 30   July 29   July 28   July 27   July 262005 Jamboree Today Collectors Edition CD Order Form  Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts.....GOPedro Burrowed In At National Exhibits.....GOTalent Search Uncovers Hidden Skills And Abilities.....GOA Letter Of Thanks From Western Alaska Troops.....GOScouts Had Loads Of Fun, Accomplished Much.....GO Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts President George W. Bush shakes hands with Scouts after his address at the closing arena show. (Photo by...
  • Boy Scout World Jamboree or Orgy?

    01/13/2003 1:43:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,145+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | 01.13.03 | Anucha Charoenpo
    20TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE Sexual shenanigans spice up camp life It's nothing unusual, say teenage visitors Anucha Charoenpo Young love birds share an intimate moment yesterday during a party for participants in the World Scout Jamboree at Haad Yao beach in Sattahip. _ JETJARAS NA RANONG Scouts from Western countries say having sex and forming relationships is common practice among participants at the 20th World Scout Jamboree in Sattahip. They say they are well aware of the risk of sexually transmitted disease and take the necessary precautions. Rob Rolfe, 17, from Britain, said he believed some couples were having sex...
  • Grizzly Mauls Boy in Alaska

    07/25/2005 9:27:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 922+ views
    AP ^ | July 24, 2005
    Grizzly mauls boy in Alaska Sunday, July 24, 2005 Associated Press Anchorage, Alaska — A 15-year-old boy from Texas who was attacked by a grizzly bear was recovering at an Anchorage hospital from bites to his legs and arms. The attack occurred Friday while Alex Benson and his Boy Scout troop were wrapping up a 42-kilometre hike. Alex apparently startled the bear on the trail, just half an hour from the end of the hike. He was bitten at least twice before the bear ran off. The boy was left with a shredded arm and puncture wounds in his leg....
  • Four Boy Scout Leaders Die in Va. Accident

    07/25/2005 9:17:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1,035+ views
    YahooNews/AP ^ | July 25, 2005
    Four Boy Scout Leaders Die in Va. Accident By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Writer Four adult Boy Scout leaders from Alaska were killed Monday afternoon in an electrical accident during the opening day of the organization's 2005 Jamboree. The accident happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m. while the leaders were setting up camp, officials said. More than six hours after the deaths, little additional information had been released. The Jamboree is being held on the grounds of the Army's Fort A.P. Hill; Army officials referred questions to Jamboree officials, who declined to detail how the accident occurred. One other leader...
  • Boy Scout dies after falling off raft into Animas River

    07/02/2005 3:23:44 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 25 replies · 783+ views ^ | 7/1/05 | AP
    Rescuers manage to get a rope on the Boy Scouts' raft FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say the part of the Animas River where a Boy Scout was thrown from a raft before drowning is very dangerous. State police say the body of 15-year-old Chase Hathenbruck of Farmington was pulled from the river about five miles from where he fell in near Lowhead Dam. Hathenbruck and another scout were thrown from the raft when it got caught in the churning waters near the dam. The other teen was able to swim to shore but authorities say Hathenbruck's life jacket...
  • Boy Scout Dies In Rafting Accident (NM)

    07/02/2005 9:01:34 AM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 5 replies · 409+ views ^ | July 2, 2005
    A Boy Scout died Thursday in a rafting accident in the Animas River. State police said Chase Hathenbruck, 15, of Farmington, N.M., died when he, a scout master and four other boys got their raft trapped in the churning waters of a diversion dam for the Farmington Pump Station on Penny Lane near Flora Vista. Hathenbruck and a 14-year-old boy who was not identified fell out of the raft, ripping off Hathenbruck's personal floatation device. The 14-year-old swam to shore. The remaining three scouts and scout master remained in the raft and were caught in the churning waters of the...
  • Iran's New Leader Suspected in '89 Attack

    07/02/2005 6:14:10 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 48 replies · 1,076+ views
    YahooNews/AP ^ | July 2, 2005
    Iran's New Leader Suspected in '89 Attack By WILLIAM J. Kole July 2, 2005 Austrian authorities have classified documents suggesting that Iran's president-elect may have played a key role in the 1989 execution-style slayings of an Iranian Kurdish leader and two associates in Vienna, a newspaper reported Saturday. Austria's Interior Ministry and the public prosecutor's office are investigating alleged evidence pointing to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's possible involvement in the attack, the daily Der Standard reported. Officials were not immediately available to comment on the report Saturday. The allegations against Ahmadinejad come as some of the Americans who were taken captive in...
  • Giving up hope on Lost Boy Scout

    06/30/2005 2:00:23 PM PDT · by digitalman · 36 replies · 1,118+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | June 30, 2005 | BECKY BOHRER, associated press
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - He'd been so excited about the trip to Yellowstone National Park - camping under the stars, hiking in the mountains, hanging out with his buddies and fellow Boy Scouts. What was supposed to have been a fun trip for 13-year-old Luke Sanburg has turned into a tragic ordeal for his family. Luke was feared drowned Monday, three days after falling into the brisk, fast-moving Yellowstone River and being swept toward a rapid. Yellowstone National Park officials said the focus of the scaled-back search effort had shifted from rescue to body recovery. "I think the family has...
  • Found Boy Scout Released From Hospital

    06/22/2005 9:39:08 AM PDT · by Skylus · 43 replies · 1,012+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 22nd, 2005 | PAUL FOY
    KAMAS, Utah Jun 22, 2005 — The 11-year-old boy who wandered lost for four days in a mountain wilderness before rescuers found him was released from a hospital early Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Brennan Hawkins was found in good condition Tuesday by a 43-year-old house painter on an ATV who was out looking on his own, miles outside of active search grids. Brennan left Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City not long after midnight, said Bonnie Midget, a hospital spokeswoman. Doctors had said they wanted to keep him at least overnight for tests, said Dr. Ed Clark, the...
  • Brennan Hawkins found alive, condition unknown

    06/21/2005 12:00:32 PM PDT · by kcvl · 86 replies · 2,454+ views
    Per MSNBC...

    06/21/2005 12:02:28 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 299 replies · 13,753+ views