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  • Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts after program drops ‘boy’ from the name

    05/10/2018 8:57:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Mormon Church has announced that it will end all association with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and other worldwide Scouting programs, a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from the name because it now accepts girls. “Effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced on May 8. Instead, next year it plans to launch its own youth programs to “help all...
  • A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreement with the Boy Scouts Of America to Allow Openly Gay Leaders

    05/08/2018 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 73 replies
    NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ^ | July 27th 2015 | Barbara Underwood
    A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreement with the Boy Scouts Of America to Allow Openly Gay Leaders Agreement Ensures That The Boy Scouts Provide Equal Opportunity For Gay Employees NationwideSchneiderman: Today’s Announcement Is A Watershed Moment For The Boy Scouts Of America NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end its policy of excluding openly gay adults from serving as leaders in the organization. As part of the settlement, the BSA has agreed to eliminate the standard nationally, develop guidelines for implementing its new leadership standard, and ensure compliance...
  • Mormons to drop Scouting as part of new global initiative

    05/08/2018 6:36:43 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 46 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 5/8/2018 | Tad Walch
    The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. The expiration date for the remarkably robust, 105-year alliance is Dec. 31, 2019, according to a joint statement released Tuesday night by BSA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The decision by LDS leaders is part of a broader restructuring of the church’s programs for all Mormon children ages 8 to 18.
  • Trail Life Prays for our Nation

    05/05/2018 9:09:50 PM PDT · by davidwendell · 3 replies
    Trailmen from OR-1531 took part in the 67th observance of the National Day of Prayer during the morning Mass at St. Joseph. It was fitting that today was the Feast of Saints Phillip and James, Apostles. The readings themselves emphasized the evangelical work of the Apostles in early Church that we continue as Trailmen. The first reading, from 1 Cor 15, I am reminding you, brothers and sisters, of the Gospel I preached to you, which you indeed received and in which you also stand.
  • Scouts' Honor?

    05/05/2018 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 88 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | May 4, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Two nights ago with Tucker Carlson, I discussed the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to drop the "Boy" bit. The ruination of a great civilizing institution has been accomplished in a mere two decades. As I wrote three years ago: In the late Nineties, the BSA said no to gay scoutmasters. I was on the floor of the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles in 2000 when they had some Eagle scouts as an honor guard - and in my section of the crowd everyone booed. And I remember thinking, "Man, these Dems are nuts. Booing boy scouts?" But...
  • The Trailman's Oath - Honor

    05/03/2018 10:21:34 PM PDT · by davidwendell · 5 replies
    An important part of membership into Trail Life is internalizing the oath: On my honor, I will do my best To serve God and my country; To respect authority; To be a good steward of creation; And to treat others as I want to be treated. On my honor… Today, many people equate “honor” with fame, awards, and recognition from the world. However, for the Trailman, honor is understood
  • Georgia governor candidate says 'politically-correct bedwetters' ruined Boy Scouts

    05/03/2018 1:43:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Georgia governor candidate says 'politically-correct bedwetters' ruined Boy Scouts By Aris Folley - 05/03/18 03:20 PM EDT Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for Georgia governor, said the Boy Scouts of America's decision to drop the word "Boy" from their name was the "latest example of culture rot.” “For many decades, the Boy Scouts helped turn boys into men,” Williams said in a statement. “Unfortunately, they have taken a big step toward the eventual destruction of the very elements that made them such an influential organization.” “They caved to left-wing social engineers who want to remove the concept of male masculinity...
  • I'm a former Girl Scout — Boy Scouts' plan to allow female members is a pseudo-progressive ploy

    05/03/2018 2:51:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 5/3/18 | Kate Taylor
    I'm a former Girl Scout — and I think the Boy Scouts' plan to allow female members is a pseudo-progressive The Boy Scouts' decision to expand its membership to include girls and change its name to Scouts BSA has been applauded by progressive and feminist organizations. However, women would be better served by supporting the Girl Scouts — an organization that focuses its full energy on helping girls. The Boy Scouts' faux-progressive move isn't a feminist win, but a cheap ploy to boost membership.The Boy Scouts of America has waded into a culture war with its decision to allow girls...
  • With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

    05/02/2018 6:27:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2018 | David Crary
    NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February. “We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” said Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men...
  • All-Girl Cub Scout Den To Lead Flag Ceremony At Nats Game Saturday

    04/30/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 169 replies
    WMAL ^ | April 26, 2018 | Heather Curtis
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Boy Scout history will be made this weekend at Nationals Park. Saturday for the first time ever an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony at the start of a Major League Baseball game. Since Saturday will be a first in the history of baseball, all media coverage will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Nationals take on the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
  • A century of scouting: Bisbee's Troop 1 turns 100

    01/17/2018 4:47:00 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen david.rookhuyzen@myheraldreview.com
    BISBEE — Bisbee’s Troop 1 is like any of the hundreds of Boy Scouts of America troops across the state. The members go camping, plan service projects and earn merit badges. But what sets Bisbee’s troop apart is they’ve been doing it for 100 years and were doing it before all the others — at least officially. The Lone Troop Bisbee’s troop — the first formed and the last of seven that once existed in the community — is celebrating this month the 100th anniversary of receiving its charter through the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1918. On official...
  • Keep the "Boy" in Boy Scouts of America (Petition)

    10/21/2017 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 84 replies
    www.change.org ^ | Recently | Matthew Anderson
  • 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...
  • The Boy Scouts Take Oath to Political Correctness

    10/14/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    Another one of our great national institutions, the Boy Scouts of America, has officially lost its way. An organization with an impressive history of over one century has buckled to the insidious forces of political correctness. The latest sign occurred this week as the Boy Scouts formally opened their doors to girls. In 2018, girls will be able to join the Cub Scout program and the following year will become eligible to attain the highest rank, Eagle Scout. This act of inclusion was wisely not followed by the Girl Scouts, which will remain an exclusively female organization. According to Jacqueline...
  • 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
  • As Cub Scouts welcome girls, rival group sees expansion of ‘war on boys’

    10/13/2017 11:05:07 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Established in 1910, the Boy Scouts have long stood on tradition, but in recent years, the organization has yielded to a changing culture by revising its admission policy to permit openly gay Scouts and adult volunteers, as well as transgender children who identify as boys to join. Mark Hancock, chief executive officer of Trail Life USA, said the admittance of girls into the Boy Scouts of America is part of a growing “war on boys” that views the sexes as interchangeable and masculinity as something undesirable. He said the decision Wednesday is just latest step in the Boy Scouts’ progressive...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    10/11/2017 8:12:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 90 replies
    https://www.nbcnews.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Pete Williams
    The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts. The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.
  • Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls, in Bid to ‘Shape the Next Generation of Leaders’

    10/11/2017 3:24:03 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2017 | NIRAJ CHOKSHI
    The Boy Scouts of America announced plans on Wednesday to accept girls, marking a historic shift for the century-old organization. The group cited the desire to nurture female leaders as a reason for the decision, pitting it against the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., which operates under a similar mission. “We strive to bring what our organization does best — developing character and leadership for young people — to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders,” said Michael Surbaugh, the group’s chief scout executive.
  • Boy Scouts to admit girls into Cub Scouts, establish new program

    10/11/2017 10:22:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/17
    In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan announced Wednesday, Cub Scout dens — the smallest unit — will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose.