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  • KEEP BOY SCOUTS INTACT

    10/21/2017 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 71 replies
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  • Boy Scouts, or One of the Girls?

    10/18/2017 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    One of the finest organizations for boys used to be the Boy Scouts of America, which provided parents with amazing help in raising young men of character and responsibility. But with the sad announcement last week that the Boy Scouts will no longer be the Boy Scouts, the organization now is going to treat boys just like another girl. My husband and I will always be grateful for the years our sons spent in scouting and the lessons they learned on their way to achieving the Eagle Scout rank. In addition to the hard work and community service required in...
  • No, We're Not All the Same

    10/17/2017 7:46:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    "Liberty, equality, fraternity" was the watchword of the French revolutionaries. They'd never heard of the Boy Scouts of America (obviously), but if they had, they would be tossing their liberty caps in the air at last week's news of the Scouts' decision to admit girls. Ah, citoyen, a wonderful thing, no? Well, we'll see how wonderful it all is as we get farther down the road. It might not make as much difference in practice as in theory. (Though the millions who have sat around Boy Scout campfires, reveling in male companionship, are entitled to wonder.) The inevitability and expectedness...
  • We had a great time going camping. Now I am going to be a mommy!

    10/13/2017 3:36:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
  • The Girl Scouts are criticizing decision by Boy Scouts to accept females

    10/12/2017 7:05:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2017 | Rick Moran
    A long simmering feud between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts has broked out into the open with the decision by the Boy Scouts to accept females in their ranks. The controversial decision by the Boy Scouts includes a weak and confusing justification. Sacramento Bee: The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that its board of directors had unanimously approved a decision to begin admitting girls into its Cub Scout program and to develop a program that will allow girls to eventually attain the rank of Eagle Scout for the first time ever. “This decision is true to the BSA’s mission and...
  • Girl Scouts Accuse Boy Scouts of Trying to Steal Away Girl Recruits

    08/24/2017 11:47:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    The Girls Scouts of the United States of America is accusing the Boy Scouts of America of a "covert campaign to recruit girls into programs run by the Boy Scouts," according to a letter by the Girl Scouts' president. "We were disappointed in the lack of transparency as we learned that you are surreptitiously testing the appeal of a girls' offering to millennial parents," Girl Scouts President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan wrote in her letter to Boy Scouts President Randall Stephenson. "Furthermore, it is inherently dishonest to claim to be a single-gender organization while simultaneously endeavoring upon a coed model." Top...
  • 2 Boy Scouts killed, 1 hurt in East Texas boating accident

    08/06/2017 6:38:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    joplinglobe.com ^ | Aug 6, 2017
    All were from Troop 620 in Hallsville and wore personal flotation devices. Lightfoot says the catamaran was on fire, with sails up, when game wardens arrived. Lightfoot says the preliminary investigation indicates the sailboat came in contact with the power line.
  • BOY SCOUTS DENY TELLING TRUMP HIS WAS 'THE GREATEST SPEECH THAT WAS EVER MADE TO THEM'

    08/02/2017 9:42:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 2, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    The Boy Scouts of Americais disputing President Donald Trumps claim that group leaders told him his was the greatest speech that was ever made to them. Speaking toThe Wall Street Journal, the president said his speech _ which was unusually political for a Boy Scout event _ had been praised by group leaders in a transcript released byPolitico. I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful, Trump said, also disputing claims the crowd gave a mixed reaction to the controversial...
  • Boy Scouts apologizes for Trumps controversial speech

    07/27/2017 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday apologized for Presidents Trumps politically charged speech to kids at the youth organizations gathering this week. I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent, Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote on Scoutingwire. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is...
  • Boy Scouts leader apologizes for Trump speechs political rhetoric

    07/27/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | David A. Fahrenthold
    I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent, Michael Surbaugh, whose title is chief Scout executive, wrote in amessage posted online. That was a break from the Boy Scouts earlier statements about Trumps speech, issued the day afterward. Those merely noted that the Scouts were respectful of the wide variety of viewpoints in this country but made no mention of what Trump actually said. On Thursday, Surbaugh wrote, We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the...
  • Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

    07/26/2017 10:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | John Raby and Kevin McGill
    No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering. Parents, former Scouts and others were furious after Trump railed against his enemies, promoted his political agenda and underlined his insistence on loyalty before an audience of tens of thousands of school-age Scouts in West Virginia on Monday night. Is nothing safe? Jon Wolfsthal, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama, wrote on Twitter, saying Trump turned the event into a Nazi Youth rally.
  • Trumps Boy Scout Speech Drove Liberals Nuts

    07/25/2017 3:19:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know the best way to illustrate the reaction here? Trump goes to the Boy Scout National Jamboree yesterday. Theres 30,000 or 40,000 scouts there. They all have parents that send them there, and you know, for the longest time the left hated the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts were rooted in Christian morality, good deeds, manners. The left decided, We cant have this! Thats an obstacle in the direction we want to go. So they started pressuring the Boy Scouts to begin to accept gays and the Girl Scouts to accept lesbians. President Trump addresses Boy Scouts at...
  • Trump cheered, Obama booed: Boy Scouts know their friend (Obama was an Indonesian Scout, not BSA)

    07/25/2017 1:58:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Donald Trump received big-time cheers during delivery of remarks at the Boy Scouts of Americas National Jamboree. Barack Obama, however? Not so much. By the way, just a question, Trump said to the crowd, The Hill reported. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree? Let the boos begin and they did....
  • Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents

    07/25/2017 5:58:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    BBC ^ | July 25, 2017
    Parents have expressed anger after President Donald Trump delivered a highly politicised speech to tens of thousands of boy scouts. Mr Trump started by saying: "Who the hell wants to speak about politics?" But his speech to the Jamboree in West Virginia railed against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the "cesspool" of politics, drawing whoops and cheers. One parent wrote: "Done with scouts after you felt the need to have my kid listen to a liar stroke his ego." The Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America is held every four years and drew about 35,000 scouts from the ages...
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to National Boy Scout Jamboree (video)

    07/24/2017 10:46:14 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 6 replies
    (2nd paragraph) The Jamboree (was) a scheduled gathering at 7:30pm titled Fellowship and Service. President Trumps visit and remarks (6:15pm) were just before their united fellowship event. President Obama never attended, however President George W Bush and President Clinton did attend. History of Presidential Attendance HERE The audience will be more than 40,000 attendees.
  • Critics denouce Trumps tacky and disrespectful Boy Scouts speech

    07/24/2017 11:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    The Boy Scouts official Facebook page was flooded with angry comments from parents and former scouts who called Mondays speech by President Trump unbelievably tacky and disrespectful. A statement from the [Boy Scouts of America] denouncing this speech and the conduct of the crowd booing a former president needs to be forth coming immediately, Robin Tilson wrote. Everything that the BSA stands for was discredited today by this speech and the reaction from many attendees. Trump made a surprisingly political speech to the gathering of 40,000 young men at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The president slammed the media...
  • Trump Boy Scout Speech Is Nazi Hitler Youth Rally, Left Says

    07/24/2017 11:31:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 24, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists. The president, the first sitting U.S. commander-in-chief to address the group since George W. Bush, used his speech to slam the "fake news," demand loyalty from administration officials and advocate for the overhaul of federal health care. He spoke to about 40,000 people at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree. "As the scout law says,...
  • Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree

    07/24/2017 11:09:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The crowd attending President Trumps Monday evening speech to the Boy Scouts of Americas National Jamboree appeared to boo former President Barack Obama at one point. By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree? Trump asked the crowd, which booed in response. The answer is no, but well be back, Trump added. While Obama never addressed the gathering in person, he did record a video message to the National Jamboree in 2010, noting the history of the Boy Scouts and the organizations service to the United States as it marked its 100th anniversary.
  • Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree

    07/24/2017 8:10:02 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/17 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The crowd attending President Trumps Monday evening speech to the Boy Scouts of Americas National Jamboree appeared to boo former President Barack Obama at one point. By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree? Trump asked the crowd, which booed in response. The answer is no, but well be back, Trump added. While Obama never addressed the gathering in person, he did record a video message to the National Jamboree in 2010, noting the history of the Boy Scouts and the organizations service to the United States as it marked its 100th anniversary.
  • Justice excited about Trump's visit to West Virginia

    07/23/2017 1:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Herald-Disptach | July 23, 2017
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/_recent_news/justice-excited-about-trump-s-visit-to-west-virginia/article_8090a0dc-6fe1-11e7-a3b9-937fab138f82.html