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  • The Four Chaplains, my dad, Boy Scouts and Religious Tolerance

    02/04/2019 1:42:13 PM PST · by Daveinyork · 15 replies
    me | 1995 | me
    I wrote the following in 1995, and decided to post it because I've been told that yesterday was the anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester taking with it the Four Chaplains, and the Boy Scouts have been getting some attention lately. If I have posted incorrectly, I apologize. I'm not very tech savvy: I wrote the following about my father, and his ideals, two years ago. I am up-dating, because Monday, April 3, 1995,at 11:50 PM, my father's soul was taken into the arms of the Lord. He wore size 6 ½ shoes, but he left giant footprints....
  • Boy Scout leader gets 10 years in prison for sexually abusing kids in his troop

    01/19/2019 5:55:50 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 January 2019 | Chris Perez
    A former Boy Scout leader from New Jersey who admitted to sexually abusing at least three kids in his troop was reportedly sentenced on Friday to 10 years in state prison. Stephen Corcoran, 51, of Morris Plains, is already serving a seven year sentence for child pornography — and will now be tacking on three more, according to NJ.com.
  • The Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Is Not Just Financial. It’s Moral

    01/02/2019 8:54:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/02/2019 | Alfred Siewers
    What’s left of the Boy Scouts of America (now operating as Scouts BSA) is on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, according to recent news reports. With estimated assets of more than $1 billion, Scouting’s problems go beyond the financial, deep into the problems with America’s civil culture today. The U.S. Boy Scout movement reached its numerical height in 1969 with 6 million members, in a year with President Richard M. Nixon as honorary head of the Scouts and Eagle Scout astronaut Neil Armstrong stepping out on the moon. I was a Cub Scout that year, once a week proudly wearing...
  • And Now the Boy Scouts

    12/18/2018 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to massive immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation and political divisions that grow wider by the day. It's now the Boy Scouts of America's turn to join the parade. The organization, which began in 1910 to, according to its website, "...train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance" so they become honest men, worthy of admiration and respect, is now in danger...
  • Trail Life USA: Immune to BSA fate? [Vanity]

    12/13/2018 3:21:18 PM PST · by fwdude · 54 replies
    12/13/18 | fwdude
    By now, everyone who is paying attention knows the depths to which the Boy Scouts of America have fallen, culminating in their very recent consideration of filing bankruptcy. In it's wake a new boy leadership development organization has risen: Trail Life USA. Trail Life is purportedly a grounded Christian organization which bills itself as an alternative to the now compromised and hemorrhaging BSA. But is its structure really steeled against the same attacks which brought down the BSA? I was somewhat confused, if not shocked, to learn that Trail Life does NOT explicitly address the presence of "gay" young men...
  • Boy Scouts of America On Verge Of Bankruptcy After Gender-Neutral Name Change

    12/13/2018 2:46:13 PM PST · by McQ444 · 61 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-12-13 21:00 | Daniel Chaitin
    The Boy scouts of America, the 108-year-old organization synonymous with traditional values in the US, is on the verge of declaring bankruptcy, according to the Wall Street Journal.The report comes amid news of sinking membership and various controversies surrounding the traditional organization, including its decision to change its program name from Boy Scouts to 'gender natural' Scouts BSA allowing girls to enter the program.
  • Boy Scouts of America looks to bankruptcy as membership falls, lawsuits mount

    12/13/2018 7:07:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/13/2018 | By Katy Stech Ferek
    The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy protection as it faces dwindling membership and escalating legal costs related to lawsuits over how it handled allegations of sex abuse. Leaders of the Boy Scouts, one of the country’s largest youth organizations, have hired law firm Sidley Austin LLP for assistance with a possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to people familiar with the matter. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America says that more than 110 million people have participated in its educational programs, which promote outdoors skills, character-building and leadership. The Boy Scouts have been at...
  • Boy Scouts of America Considers Bankruptcy Amid Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

    12/13/2018 6:06:21 AM PST · by Obadiah · 46 replies
    The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy protection as it faces dwindling membership and escalating legal costs related to lawsuits over how it handled allegations of sex abuse. Leaders of the Boy Scouts, one of the country’s largest youth organizations, have hired law firm Sidley Austin LLP for assistance with a possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

    12/12/2018 4:29:14 PM PST · by detective · 205 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2018 | Max Jaeger
    The Boy Scouts of America is mulling declaring bankruptcy amid flagging membership and an avalanche of costly sex abuse allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal. Leaders have hired Chicago law firm Sidley Austin for help in a potential Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, sources told the outlet. The organization has been fending off lawsuits over alleged abuse, including one filed by four former scouts who called the club a “pedophile magnet” and alleged that they were molested by scoutmaster Waldron Ackerman between 1974 and 1976. The organization has reportedly lost two-thirds of its members — some 4 million boys —...
  • Ohio Boy Scout leader faces child pornography charges

    11/03/2018 4:04:46 PM PDT · by Salman · 45 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2018 | AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Boy Scout leader recorded boys changing clothes before and after swimming at a YMCA, his home's bathroom and inside teepees at an Ohio scout reservation. Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas Close, of Shelby in central Ohio's Richland County, was arrested and indicted Thursday on sexual exploitation of children and receiving and distributing child pornography charges.
  • Boy Scouts call leader arrested in SC online predator sting operation 'abhorrent'

    07/30/2018 8:04:06 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    WIS ^ | 7/27/2018 | Tanita Gaither
    Full Title: Boy Scouts call leader arrested in SC online predator sting operation 'abhorrent', ban him from programs RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A former Midlands Boy Scout leader has been called "abhorrent" by the organization after he was named as one of 38 people arrested in an online predator operation led by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Heath Mills was arrested on two counts of solicitation of minor during "Operation Full Armor," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Thursday. Mills was identified as a troop leader in Lexington County. David Angle, assistant south executive/CEO of the Indan Waters Council...
  • Secaucus mom who made national headlines 'steals donation jar': police (trans "son")

    07/23/2018 4:44:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 21, 2018
    A Secaucus woman whose son made national headlines in 2017 has been charged with stealing a donation jar from a town business, authorities said. Police say Kristie Maldonado, 44, walked into Hudson Bread, a cafe that specializes in artisan breads, on May 29 and left with the jar that was estimated to contain $200. Carla Campos, manager of the cafe, said Thursday that Maldonado had been a regular customer and then all of sudden stopped coming into the store on Riverside Station Boulevard. After watching the surveillance video from that day, Campos knows why, she said. While the theft occurred...
  • Scouting Ireland board to resign amid rape claim controversy [boy scouts]

    06/24/2018 7:30:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 06/24/2018 | Jack Power
    The entire board of Scouting Ireland is expected to stand down to be replaced in October as part of a major governance overhaul. The organization is in the middle of a controversy over their handling of a rape allegation made in 2016, concerning two adult leaders following an incident in 2009. Last January, a confidential review by safeguarding expert Ian Elliott found the handling of the allegation was “deeply flawed”. In April, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended State funding to the organization, following reports in The Irish Times detailing Mr. Elliott’s findings. […] Members will vote on adopting proposed...
  • BSA SCOUTS OUT NEW CONDOM POLICY

    06/03/2018 6:23:57 AM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 55 replies
    FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL ^ | May 22, 2018 | TONY PERKINS
    What kind of fire are the Boy Scouts teaching kids to start? Angry parents want to know now that the organization is making condoms an official part of its World Jamboree. Almost five years to the day that it threw open doors to homosexuality, BSA leaders are making their leftward lurch complete with the announcement that birth control would be provided at their next 12-day jamboree where 12- to 17-year-olds will convene
  • The Marxist-Progressive War on the Boy Scouts

    06/02/2018 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 1, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    The title of this article will raise eyebrows even among conservatives, but read on. The title is accurate and undeniable. The left has succeeded in driving a final nail in the coffin of the Boy Scouts as it once was. The organization is now a shell of its self. It capitulated first on “gay” scout leaders, then on “transgender” scouts, and now on girls joining the Boy Scouts. Progressives bask in their triumph, dancing on the grave of an organization they never wanted to build up; it was an organization they wanted to take down. For the left, this is...
  • Ute Park Fire grows to 8,000acres, Town of Cimarron under mandatory evacuation(Boy Scouts evacuated)

    06/01/2018 11:07:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 1, 2018 | Elise Kaplan and Edmundo Carrillo
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Town of Cimarron is under mandatory evacuations as the Ute Park Fire has grown to an estimated 8,000 acres Thursday morning. Shawn Jeffrey, the Cimarron town clerk administrator, said they began ordering everyone to evacuate around 9 a.m. and Mayor Leo Martinez has declared the town to be in a state of emergency. Councilor Matthew Gonzales announced the evacuations on a Facebook live video but urged everyone not to panic. The fire started a little after 2 p.m. Thursday near highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron. It spread quickly moving...
  • Boy Scouts Demand Condoms

    05/25/2018 4:36:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 25, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    The Boy Scouts are demanding condoms at every Jamboree, according to guidelines now enforced by the World Scout Committee. The World Organization of Scout Movement, which oversees international scout gatherings called Jamborees, drafted directives containing the following mandate: "The Host Organization must ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [Staff] at a number of locations on the site." The Boy Scouts, who promise to do their duty to "God" and "country," and to keep themselves "morally straight," have opened their ranks not only to girls but also to gay and transgender scouts. Gay Scout leaders...
  • Boy Scouts to provide condoms at upcoming World Jamboree

    05/24/2018 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Boy Scouts will reportedly provide condoms at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree. The World Organization of Scouting Movement handbook requires the host organization to “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team staff] at a number of locations on the site.” The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1. The theme is “Unlock a New World.” The World Jamboree is an official World Organization of the Scout Movement event. The Boy Scouts are co-hosting this year’s program with two other scouting organizations, Scouts...
  • Catholic Alternatives to the Boy Scouts

    05/22/2018 7:29:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    05.22.18
    Troops of Saint George | Virtus. Honor. Fraternitas. https://troopsofsaintgeorge.org/ The Troops of Saint George is a fraternal Catholic nonprofit apostolate for priests, men, and young men looking for a life of adventure coupled with virtue.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) | Explorers Youth ... https://www.fneexplorers.com/ Boys and girls learn how to assume responsibility, leadership positions, to work hard within a diverse team and as individuals and to finish what they start. Activities are constructive with purpose and structure to develop skills and useable knowledge and experiences that will measurably help develop the all- around child
  • 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
    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...