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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...