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  • Trial opens in Portland, with Boy Scouts accused of hiding pedophiles

    03/18/2010 6:02:15 AM PDT · by libstripper · 6 replies · 303+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 17, 2010 | Aimee Green
    A civil trial that opened Wednesday in Portland will show that the Boy Scouts of America knew it had child molesters in its leadership for decades but kept the problem quiet, according to an attorney for one of the victims. The case, expected to attract national attention, centers on a Portland man who confessed to Scout leaders that he had molested 17 Scouts but was allowed to continue joining boys in Scouting activities.
  • Media Ignore Boy Scouts’ 100th Anniversary in Favor of Pro-Gay Agenda

    03/17/2010 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Bean74 · 15 replies · 674+ views ^ | 03/17/2010 | Colleen Raezler
    In the media's eyes, the Boy Scouts of America are on par with bubble wrap - unimportant, disposable and something largely ignored unless someone wants to stomp on them. The Boy Scouts celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. And as an organization in which over 110 million Americans have participated, including film director Steven Spielberg, 211 current members of Congress and Presidents John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama - and given the positive characteristics often associated with Scouts - hard-working respectful and loyal - it's logical to think the media would love to...
  • Nazis planned to infiltrate Vatican with spies dressed as monks

    03/15/2010 6:30:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Telegraph ^ | March 15, 2010 | Nick Pisa
    A Nazi sympathiser living in Rome came up with the idea and it was quickly seized upon by officials in Berlin who saw it as the ideal opportunity to keep up with Allied activity in the city. The plan is revealed in MI5 reports held at the National Archives in Kew and which have now been declassified - and it comes just days after other files revealed how Germany had also tried to infiltrate the Boy Scouts. Operation Georgian Convent as it was called involved the purchase of a building in Rome by Michael Kedia, a Russian anti communist Nazi...
  • Missouri Police Officer to stand trial on sex assault charges

    03/01/2010 7:03:18 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 8 replies · 488+ views
    WRCB TV ^ | 03/01/2010 | Associated Press Writer
    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) - The top police officer in a remote eastern Missouri town was ordered to stand trial Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted two members of the Boy Scout troop he led after an investigator testified that the officer had confessed to the crimes. Kenneth Tomlinson II, 42, faces 16 counts of sodomy. Madison County Judge Robin Fulton set an arraignment date of March 18 following emotional testimony at the preliminary hearing, at which only prosecutors presented evidence. Fulton determined they had enough to warrant a trial. Tomlinson, who stands about 6-foot-2 and weighs well over 300...
  • Homosexual-loving media ignore Boy Scouts centenniel

    02/28/2010 7:21:31 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 17 replies · 660+ views ^ | 2/7/2010 | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America, local Scouts showed off a variety of hands-on projects and enjoyed some outdoor games during expo in Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday.
  • ASK THE BOY SCOUTS TO DE-MERIT FISHING [Kill the fishing merit badge!]

    02/26/2010 2:54:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 67 replies · 1,043+ views
    PETA ^ | 2-26-10
    PETA is calling on the Boy Scouts of America to retire its "Fishing" and "Fish and Wildlife Management" merit badges (to read PETA's letter to Milton H. Ward, president of the Boy Scouts of America, click here). Fishing is no longer considered a benign activity. It is hunting in the water, and the idea of a scout armed with a gun or rod, setting out to actively attack animals who were minding their own business, is not in keeping with the image of scouting, now or in the past. Fishing is also inconsistent with the Boy Scout law, which states,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 100th Birthday, Boy Scouts of America ~ 08 February 10

    02/07/2010 5:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 233 replies · 1,640+ views
    ~ Happy 100th Birthday, Boy Scouts of America!! ~February 8, 1910 to February 8, 2010 Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Starting with The Cubs Happy 100th Birthday, Boy Scouts of America Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • For centennial celebration, scouts pack the park (Boy Scouts 100th Birthday)

    02/07/2010 10:21:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 417+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America, local Scouts showed off a variety of hands-on projects and enjoyed some outdoor games during expo in Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday. Scouts often do activities in secluded areas, so the expo gave them a chance to share some of what they do, said James Harper, district program chairman for Boy Scouts. Saturday’s activities included the assembly of two monkey bridges, the assembly of a catapult, miniature boat racing and the Pinewood Derby. Five age groups of Cub Scouts competed in the Pinewood...
  • Soldiers, Airmen welcome Iraqi Boy Scouts

    02/07/2010 10:35:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | U.S. Air Forces Central, Baghdad Media Outreach Team
    BAGHDAD – U.S. Air Force and Army troops here recently invited 10 Iraqi Boy Scouts aboard Victory Base Complex to observe equipment used to survey weather patterns. "This is a great opportunity to build the U.S. military and Iraqi relationships," said 1st Lt. Jeff Aiello, deployed from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, who organized the event. "The kids enjoyed the tour at the Iraq Meteorology Organization and would like to come back again." U.S. Forces like to use these kinds of opportunities to build long-lasting bonds with the people of Iraq. "This was really fun," said Ali, one of...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Vote For The Boy Scouts Rose Parade Float

    01/01/2010 4:55:56 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 17 replies · 1,110+ views
    Viewers Choide Awards ^ | 1-01-10 | joinedafterattack
    Help the Boy Scouts WIN!!! Scroll to the bottom of the page and vote for the Boy Scout Rose Parade Float.
  • Boy Scout-free LAPD Explorer program in the works(Lists gay discrimination as reason)

    12/30/2009 4:35:49 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 48 replies · 1,974+ views ^ | Dec 2009 | By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer
    The LAPD plans to launch its own Explorer program for young people this month, removing the Boy Scouts of America from management, officials said Tuesday. The Police Commission voted two months ago to end its relationship with the Scouts because of the organization's policies that discriminate against gays. The program had been operated by the Learning for Life Foundation, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts. The move to create the Los Angeles Police Department's own teen program should be launched by Jan. 1, Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger told the Police Commission. "We have received inquiries from dozens of agencies on...
  • Resident asks school board to remove Pledge of Allegiance from meetings

    12/24/2009 7:08:04 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 35 replies · 1,051+ views
    Issaquah Press ^ | December 22, 2009 | Chantelle Lusebrink
    Resident asks school board to remove Pledge of Allegiance from meetings December 22, 2009 By Chantelle Lusebrink The Issaquah School Board may consider eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance at its regular business meetings. At their Dec. 9 meeting, school board members were asked to eliminate the pledge from their meetings by parent Matthew Barry. “The words ‘under God’ in the pledge are offensive to your atheist residents in this school district,” Barry said at the meeting. “A study from last year, The American Religious Identification Survey, indicates that 15 percent of Americans aren’t religious. In Washington, which is one of...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Boy Scouts of America turns 100!

    12/10/2009 3:49:17 PM PST · by Domandred · 32 replies · 782+ views
    Boy Scouts of America ^ | 12/10/2009 | Boy Scouts of America
    The Boy Scouts of America turns 100 today!
  • Men file abuse suits against Mormons, Boy Scouts

    12/03/2009 6:40:22 PM PST · by Colofornian · 92 replies · 2,139+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 17, 2009 | Marcus Wohlsen
    San Francisco » The Mormon church and Boy Scouts of America were named as defendants in lawsuits Monday claiming childhood sexual abuse by youth leaders decades ago. Alleged victims filed suits against both organizations in San Francisco and Seattle, and against the church alone in Portland, Ore. The plaintiffs are all represented by Portland attorney Kelly Clark, who has brought similar suits against the church and the Boy Scouts in the past. In the suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court, three brothers claim the church ignored their complaints about being molested by their Silicon Valley Boy Scout and Mormon...
  • CARTOON: SEIU's Message to America

    11/30/2009 8:30:08 AM PST · by NetRight Nation · 2 replies · 956+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | November 30, 2009 | William Warren
  • Eager Scout's patriotic project (Eagle Scout Project)

    11/23/2009 5:24:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 786+ views
    George Watkins worked through the weekend on his Eagle Scout project. His project was to place pavers that were donated as a fundraiser for the Historical Soldiers Memorial Cemetery section at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. He placed more than 4,000 pavers, a job that took two days to complete with the assistance of several Scouts and adult leaders. Photo by Mark Levy, Herald/Review
  • The SEIU Thugocracy

    11/23/2009 4:28:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 740+ views ^ | November 23, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    Kevin Anderson is a junior at Southern Lehigh High School near Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a longstanding member of Boy Scout Troop 301 in the Lehigh Valley. Kevin needed to do an Eagle Scout project to complete the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. He decided to clear a 1,000 foot hiking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park in east Allentown, completing a missing link in the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Trail. The completed trail would allow visitors to walk along the Lehigh River. Kevin and his Boy Scout volunteer helpers logged in 250 hours completing...
  • The union that hates the Boy Scouts

    11/21/2009 3:33:45 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 970+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The Boy Scouts' motto is: Be prepared. Who knew it meant preparing to de fend themselves against union thuggery? Kids, pay attention: This is a teachable moment for all of you on power, politics and Big Labor's culture of corruption. At last week's City Council meeting in Allentown, Pa., a top official of the local Service Employees International Union chapter ranted about 17-year-old Scout Kevin Anderson's park-cleanup work. To earn an Eagle Scout badge, Anderson devoted some 200 hours to picking up trash and helping clear a 1,000-foot walking path with fellow members of Boy Scouts Troop 301 of Center...
  • Scouts Honor Servicemembers at Ceremony

    11/18/2009 3:56:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 427+ views
    ARLINGTON, Nov. 18, 2009 – Character was the focus as Scouting saluted the military yesterday. U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri told about 500 people from Boy Scouts’ National Capital Area Council that the values of Boy Scouts and the military are constant and that both organizations seek to serve something greater than themselves. This was the first Scout dinner saluting the military. Retired Navy Capt. Scott Gray, who now works with event sponsor General Dynamics, said he hopes to make the event an annual affair. The Crystal Gateway Marriott – a stone’s throw from the Pentagon – hosted the...
  • Boy Scouts to Bring World-Class Center of Scouting Excellence to West Virginia (New River Gorge)

    11/18/2009 9:48:59 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 631+ views
    Boy Scouts of America ^ | 11/18/2009 | n/a
    n a room filled with hundreds of supporters and local leaders, the Boy Scouts of America today unveiled its plans for a world-class, national center of scouting excellence in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. The site will serve as a premier Scouting destination, offering a new high-adventure base and national leadership programs and will become the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree. The BSA's selection of the 10,600-acre site near Beckley was chosen after an extensive, nationwide process that lasted more than 18 months aimed at finding the perfect location for realizing the vision of a...
  • Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown (SEIU)

    11/15/2009 10:55:31 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 63 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/15/2009 | Jarrett Renshaw
    In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park. Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union. Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park. "We'll be looking into the Cub...
  • Union Thug Attacks Young Boy Scout

    11/17/2009 10:17:17 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 2,004+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/17/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    17-year-old Kevin Anderson wanted to add another Eagle Scout badge to his well-earned collection and so spent some 200 hours over several weeks to clear a walking path along the river in east Allentown park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Little did young Mr. Anderson know it but he was about to prove once again that unions have a pernicious influence on governments everywhere. After Kevin's good deed the city's public employees union went gunning for the poor kid with threats and gyrations meant to shake down the city and scare off any citizen that might dare to imagine that they could...
  • Union Bullies Boy Scout for Dastardly Good Deed

    11/17/2009 9:45:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 3,714+ views
    Union Bullies Boy Scout for Dastardly Good Deed 17-year-old's 250 of community service angers Allentown union By TERESA MASTERSON Updated 12:30 PM EST, Tue, Nov 17, 2009 A 17-year-old Boy Scout worked more than 200 hours to clear a path in his local park so that people could enjoy walking and biking along the river. Bad move Boy Scout. Now grown men who didn’t get around to doing it for a paycheck are after you. Kevin Anderson, a junior at Southern Lehigh High School, a varsity soccer player and a Boy Scout hoping to get his Eagle Scout badge, spent...
  • SEIU Thugs Think Eagle Scout Candidate Volunteering Too Much

    11/16/2009 3:19:56 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies · 1,559+ views ^ | November 16, 2009 | Steve McGough
    More mischief from the SEIU? SEIU members think they are entitled to work and make money. Of course, if there is no government money to fund projects and volunteers step in and take up the slack, union thugs are demanding all work stop. It’s not fair! Cry me a river. From Jarrett Renshaw of the Morning Call. In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park. Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him...
  • Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Says Teach Respect for Homosexuality in Kindergarten

    10/20/2009 3:37:36 AM PDT · by Man50D · 29 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | October 20, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The Obama administration’s safe schools czar, Kevin Jennings, has accused the Baptists, the Boy Scouts and sports fans of anti-gay bias, and he has advocated a special high school for gay teens as well as gay-straight alliance clubs for every high school in America. Jennings, who was a prominent homosexual activist before being named director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, also has called for kindergarteners to be taught to respect all sexual orientations, while insisting that “ex-gay messages” and “Christian values” are ‘misused to isolate or denigrate lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • Zero Tolerance To The Max

    10/18/2009 1:16:49 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 7 replies · 870+ views
    America Talks ^ | 10/18/09 | David Zublick
    Three stories in the news this week pointed out the lunacy of what has become known as "zero tolerance". In the first case, a 6-year-old boy was suspended and threatened with reform school because he brought a camping utensil to school. Zachary Christie, a first-grader at Downes Elementary School in Newark, Del., was so proud of the spoon-fork-knife combination gift that he wanted to show it off and use it to eat his lunch. He was by all accounts a good student, who sometimes wore suits to school because he took his education seriously. He was also a Cub Scout....
  • Eagle Scout Whalen and Cub Scout Christie get some good news

    10/14/2009 8:51:45 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies · 801+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 10/14/09 | Kerry Picket
    Matthew Whalen, the Egle Scout in upstate New York who was suspended for having a pocket knife in his car received reassuring news from West Point today. Attending the prestigious New York military academy was always a dream for Matthew since the first grade. News 10 Albany reports: The military academy he's wanted to attend since first grade has told Matthew not to worry.
  • First Annual AT&T NJ Golf Classic to Benefit Boy Scouts of America Raises More Than $250,000

    10/15/2009 11:57:48 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Yahool Business Wire ^ | 10-15-09 | Press release AT&T
    FirstCall/ -- AT&T* announced today a donation of more than $250,000 to the Patriots' Path Council, serving Boy Scouts of America in northern and central New Jersey. The money is a result of the first annual AT&T NJ Golf Classic which was held at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster and featured appearances by former NY Yankees Joe Pepitone and Lee Mazzilli. Proceeds will be used to support Inner City Scouting programs providing camp scholarships for children living in urban areas and will also fund the cost of a full-time bilingual Program Director for Hispanic communities.
  • AUDIO: Kevin Jennings railed against boy scouts in public school system

    10/06/2009 5:46:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 20 replies · 746+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 10/6/09 | Kerry Picket
    Below is audio and a partial transcript of Kevin Jennings', President Obama's safe school czar, thoughts on keeping the Boy Scouts out of the public school system. This is from a 2000 speaking engagement with his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Iowa. In the same speech, Mr. Jennings also advocated for mandating a gay friendly curriculum in the public schools from kindergarten onward.
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • Scouts to no longer bring penknives on camping trips [UK]

    09/07/2009 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 66 replies · 1,949+ views
    The Telegraph | 06 Sep 2009 | Chris Irvine
    New advice published in Scouting, the official in-house magazine, says neither Scouts nor their parents should bring penknives to camp except in "specific" situations. Scouts have traditionally been taught how to use knives correctly, using them on camping trips to cut firewood or carve tools. At one point Scouts were allowed to carry a sheath knife on their belt as part of their uniform although this is no longer the case. In recent years the Scout Association guidance has been that parents should carry knives to camps or meetings. Dave Budd, a knife-maker who runs courses training Scouts about the...
  • A most able Scout: Teen with Down syndrome has gained far more than badges, rank in program

    09/04/2009 5:39:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies · 2,383+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 09/04/09 | Ken Stephens
    Lucas Wondra has Down syndrome and communicates with a few words, sign language and a PDA with a speaker and voice software. But when it comes to the Boy Scouts, he concedes no disability. On Monday, Lucas, a 16-year-old freshman at Hutchinson High, became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America and the latest in a collage of medals and merit badges covering his uniform. Scout Master Bill Whitlow said Lucas is the first Scout with Down syndrome from Troop 301 to achieve his Eagle rank. "I feel like it's been a community effort," his...
  • Wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads

    08/26/2009 1:33:54 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 23 replies · 1,241+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 26, 2009 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Smoke filled the skies over the Los Angeles Basin Wednesday as a quick-moving wildfire expanded to 750 acres in the mountains north of the city, officials said. With high temperatures and dry winds fueling the flames, firefighters said just 10 percent of the fire was contained by morning. The National Weather Service said temperatures were expected to reach triple digits in the valley, the Los Angeles Times reported Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest were evacuated Tuesday after a brush fire broke out near the Morris Dam north of Azusa in late afternoon. About...
  • Boy Scouts (38 total) bumped from flight (Delta), (forced to) rent bus to make national competition

    08/01/2009 9:12:19 PM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | 8-1-09 | MASHAUN D. SIMON
    Even though there was a slight hitch in their plan, a group of Boy Scouts who while on their way to a national competition in Indiana found themselves stranded in Atlanta, are now on their way. After exhausting all other options to find a flight that would get them to Indiana before 8 a.m. Sunday, the Scouts were able to rent a charter bus, which Delta will be covering the cost, said Carlos Santos, Delta spokesman. Although they bought their plane tickets in April, the group of 30 Boy Scouts and their eight chaperones were forced to rent the bus...
  • Of Scouts, Scholarship and Swans

    07/17/2009 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 18 replies · 2,432+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 17 July 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Today I read an obscure book which is addequately written. Its subject is not of front-burner importance, all things considered. And yet, it tells a story that entirely too many Americans are unaware of, but should be. The book is “Legacy of Honor, the Values and Influence of America’s Eagle Scouts,” by Alvin Townley. There are now about two million people in the US who hold the rank of Eagle Scout, of the 110 million Americans who have ever been part of the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagles are a small fraction of Scouts, a tiny fraction of the...
  • Fraternity Brothers Give Back to Fellow Soldiers and Iraqi Children

    07/08/2009 5:10:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Pat Simon, USA
    Members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity teach first aid to Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts during a recent partnership session. Photo by Lt. Col. Pat Simon, 225th Engineer Brigade. BAGHDAD — "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." That quote from former tennis great Arthur Ashe is not just a famous saying, it's a way of life for a unique group of Soldiers deployed here.They are members of the college fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, who meet every week at the Pegasus dining facility on Camp Liberty. They are fraternity "brothers...
  • Honoring the flag (Ceremony held on day dedicated to Old Glory)

    06/15/2009 5:49:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 614+ views
    Post Chaplain Wayne Rudell began the ceremony in honor of Flag Day with a prayer, “ ... Most gracious Lord, you have given to us the symbol of the flag to represent the United States in every nation when it is flown ... This flag has flown in every war and our flag is still flying in the middle of battles as a symbol of freedom for all who see it. Today it is time to retire the service of these flags and give them honor for their duty. We do this by burning each flag to put it in...
  • MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office

    05/01/2009 4:45:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 632+ views
    IPT News ^ | May 1, 2009 | n/a
    MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office Campaign Mum on MAS Ties, Radical Omeish Speeches IPT News May 1, 2009 The last time the public got a good look at Esam Omeish, he was resigning from a Virginia immigration panel, claiming that the posting of videos showing him praising Palestinians who chose "the jihad way" to liberate their land was part of a smear campaign against him. Now Omeish is diving into the deep end of smear campaigns, offering himself as a candidate for a partisan legislative seat in Northern Virginia. Omeish is among four Democrats vying to win their party's...
  • On Cub Scouts and Camping Trips

    06/02/2009 6:36:12 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 02 Jun 09 | EC
    EC just returned from an adventure in the wild with Pack 21, an overnight adventure that left EC grimy, exhausted, and with a better understanding of WHY our fight to keep America free, and to preserve our liberties is so important. Will our generation be the first in American history to leave a world of LESS opportunity for our children?
  • Eagle Scout

    05/23/2009 7:54:44 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 42 replies · 791+ views
    May 23, 2009
    My son, Logan, age 15, had his Eagle Scout Board of Review on May 20, 2009 and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on that day. Logan’s Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project was to organize and collect cell phones for the organization, “Cell Phones for Soldiers”, which is run by Brittany and Robbie Bergquist of Norwell, Massachusetts. The cell phones that were collected were sold to a company for their parts and the money was then used to purchase phone cards for troops overseas to use to call back home. Logan and I met with the Bergquist Family earlier...
  • Scouts Set Leader Weight Limit For Some Activities

    05/16/2009 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies · 1,040+ views ^ | May 15, 2009 | Frank Vascellaro
    (WCCO) The Boy Scouts of America is sending a message to overweight leaders: shape up or stay home Starting next year, volunteers must undergo annual physicals and meet weight restrictions before they can take part in the most rugged Scout activities. Last summer, Kevin Wright's sons went to the Philmont Scout ranch in the mountains of New Mexico. Wright didn't go make the long trip. The longtime Scout leader didn't meet Philmont's weight restrictions. "I wasn't in bad shape," he said. "But considering what you're going through on that trek, that was a good instance where they need to have...
  • Boy Scouts train for badge in anti-terrorism

    05/15/2009 5:44:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 676+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/15/2009 | Tom Leonard
    They have the merit badges in camping and woodcraft, now American Boy Scouts are able to prove their proficiency in anti-terrorism. Thousands of teenagers are participating in a law enforcement programme designed to give them the skills to counter terrorism, illegal immigration and gunmen on university campuses. Around 35,000 "Explorer" scouts aged from 14 to 21 are currently in the "law enforcement exploring" programme across America. Dressed in combat fatigues and armed with air guns firing tiny plastic pellets, they are taught how to assault buses, raid marijuana fields and rescue terrorist hostages from buildings. The project is run by...
  • Daily Kos: Boy Scouts America's Version of Hitler Youth.....

    05/15/2009 9:24:34 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 51 replies · 2,312+ views
    US' own Hitler Youth- Daily Kos In todays NYT, there is an article about the boy scouts explorer program which takes scouts (boys and girls) between 14 and 18 and trains them in so called law enforcement activities.This proram now has over 35,000 members and semms to be concentrated in the border areas. My immediate reaction on reading the article was to think of the Hitler Youth movement in Germany of the thirties, and to this end I checked into Wiki and compared the two groups.
  • For Explorer Scouts, Good Deeds Have Whole New Meaning (border security)

    05/14/2009 5:53:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 417+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    ... The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers and firefighters. “This is about being a true-blooded American guy and girl,” said A. J. Lowenthal, a sheriff’s deputy here in Imperial County, whose life clock, he says, is set around the Explorers events he helps run. “It fits right in with...
  • "Every means possible to destroy the Scouts" (Lesbian & Agnostic couples sue Boy Scouts of America)

    05/08/2009 4:40:49 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,653+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | May 8, 2009 | staff
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) joined forces to file a friend of the court brief asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals penalizing San Diego Boy Scouts because of their “morally straight” values. At issue in the case are leases from the City of San Diego allowing the San Diego Boy Scouts to build and operate campgrounds and an aquatic center for use by the Scouts and the...
  • Lesbians look to boot Boy Scouts from own facilities

    05/07/2009 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 35 replies · 1,662+ views
    WND ^ | May 06, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    With work ramping up in Washington on a "hate crimes" bill that would create special rights for homosexuals, a case that addresses a related issue – claims by same-sex couples they have the right not to be "offended" by "straight' morality – has been presented to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves a series of projects by the Boy Scouts of America in San Diego. The private organization has provided millions of dollars in improvements to public facilities in exchange for their use but faces being banned because homosexuals and lesbians who never even were exposed to the work...
  • Too Fat for the Boy Scouts? New Weight Requirement Angers Some

    05/06/2009 1:59:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 84 replies · 3,005+ views
    abcnews ^ | May 6, 2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Larry Armstrong has been volunteering with his local Boy Scout branch for years, chaperoning trips, serving on the council committee, even becoming certified in archery instruction for a day camp. But Armstrong, at 6-foot, 2-inches tall and about 370 pounds, may no longer qualify for some scout outings because he's overweight, part of a new push by the national organization to ensure the scouts and their volunteers are healthy. A new mandatory weight requirement by the national Boy Scouts of America that will take effect next January has some longtime volunteers concerned they will be left out of trips they've...
  • It's Pinewood Derby Time in an All-New 'South Park'

    04/13/2009 5:25:00 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 68 replies · 2,210+ views
    NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Building a Pinewood Derby car is the opportunity for some good old fashioned father-son bonding time in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Pinewood Derby," premiering on Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. Randy is determined that Stan will win this year's Pinewood Derby. He comes up with a plan that will assure Stan a first place trophy.
  • At Last a Good Boy Scout Story

    04/08/2009 6:28:39 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies · 756+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/08/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Out of Georgia comes a heart warmer about the Boy Scouts for a change. Instead of radical gays attacking this noble organization, instead of extremist left-wing politicians trying to make a name for themselves by attacking one of America's finest youth organizations, we have a story that makes you smile. And you can bet it won't make national news. Rodrigo and Rosa Cano moved to the United States in 1980. A decade or so later Rosa gave birth to David who the proud parents enrolled in a local Boy Scouts troop when he reached his tenth year. They hoped that...
  • Boy Scouts Prepared For Social Injustice (Barf Alert)

    04/04/2009 12:49:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies · 3,594+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 27, 2009 | Teresa Pelham
    Because of the Boy Scouts of America's policy prohibiting gays from becoming leaders, I vowed as an idealistic new parent a decade ago to never let my children participate in the organization. The discrimination went against all that I planned to teach my sons about equality and social justice. I am now the mom of three scouts and the wife of a den leader. Months after my oldest son transformed into a sullen pre-teenager not interested in soccer and baseball or anything else, he heard some kids talking about camping out with the scouts on a real battleship. He enthusiastically...