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  • ACLU threat causes Boy Scouts to drop public school ties; churches urged to fill void

    03/10/2005 9:23:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 74 replies · 1,828+ views
    BP News ^ | 03.09.05 | Jeff Robinson
    ACLU threat causes Boy Scouts to drop public school ties; churches urged to fill void NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Boy Scouts of America is removing the charters of thousands of scouting units from public schools after an American Civil Liberties Union threat to sue taxpayer-funded institutions that charter BSA units. The ACLU sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America in February threatening legal action against public schools and other governmental agencies that charter Boy Scout groups on grounds that their sponsorship amounts to religious discrimination and violates the separation of church and state. Boy Scouts open their meetings by...
  • Former Richmond VA, Resident/Eagle Scout/K of C affiliate, Frank Parater on the Way to Sainthood

    02/13/2005 4:22:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 723+ views
    The Catholic Virginian ^ | 02.04.02 | Bishop Walter F. Sullivan
    Appeared in The Catholic Virginian February 4, 2002Frank ParaterMost people in our diocese never heard of Frank Parater. If you were around in the late Sixties, you might recall that the diocese sponsored a camp named for him in Caroline County called Camp Parater. On Oct. 25, 2001, I received a letter from Jose Cardinal Saraiva Martins, the Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints authorizing me , with a “ nihil obstat” (“nothing stands in the way”) to initiate a process for the “Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Frank Parater, Seminarian.”...
  • FBI investigates allegations of false Boy Scout numbers

    12/31/2004 6:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 1,507+ views
    FBI investigates allegations of false Boy Scout numbers Thursday, December 30, 2004 The FBI is investigating the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America to see if membership numbers have been inflated, board members said Wednesday.Exaggerating membership numbers could lead to greater financial support, board members said.The council is said to serve 50,000 youngsters in 22 counties in central and northern Alabama. This includes 30,000 enrolled in traditional scout units and 20,000 elementary school students receiving in-class character education using resources provided by the Boy Scouts, said Randy Haines, vice chairman of the council, which is led...
  • Allegiance, with the Boy Scouts and with marriage

    12/26/2004 11:02:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 353+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/26/4 | Gerald Clark
    Allegiance, with the Boy Scouts and with marriage. The results of the Nov. 2 election tell us the majority of Americans want our laws to reflect the moral values which govern our lives. We live in a nation governed by law. A society governed by law. Our U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of our land, our society. Without law, a bloody riot could have taken place in Dallas that day when something so dear to the heart and soul of all true patriots was spit upon and burned. However, our emotions, no matter how strong and right they are,...
  • Scouts' sales tactic outside ACLU becomes pop smash

    After radio celebrity plugs Chesterfield troop's booth, popcorn orders top $28,000 A friendly jab at the American Civil Liberties Union has turned into a financial bonanza for a tiny nine-member Boy Scout troop from Chesterfield County. Troop 828, with an unexpected boost on Wednesday from nationally syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck, watched its struggling popcorn sales explode. Scouts at a downtown booth had to call for fresh supplies. A Web site was flooded with orders from buyers in 39 states. At last count, sales had topped $28,000. That set a record for the Boy Scouts' Heart of Virginia Council.
  • Proof of the Boy Scout's Policy [on Homosexuality] is Working, Catholic Church should Follow

    12/05/2004 5:18:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 2,160+ views
    Our Lady's Warriors ^ | Michelle Parker
    Proof of the Boy Scouts Policy [on Homosexuality] By Michelle ParkerAs a practicing Roman Catholic, I cannot write about the advance of the Homosexual Activist Agenda without a look at the current scandal overshadowing the Catholic Church. At first, the news media continually wrote about the “pedophile priest” problem. And then, almost overnight, it became the “sex abuse scandal”. But, when the title changed, no one in the media reported why the issue had become one of “sex” and not “pedophilia.” Why? Frankly, I believe the liberal press didn’t want to have to report that the Boy Scouts of America...
  • CFI Spokesman: United Way, Target Should Get Nothing from Christians This Christmas

    11/25/2004 5:34:53 AM PST · by truthandlife · 142 replies · 6,062+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/24/04 | Bill Fancher and Allie Martin
    A pro-family organization has issued an alert to those who may be considering giving to one of the nation's largest charities this holiday season. The group's spokesman is warding donors away from United Way, and he also wants shoppers to know a thing or two about Target stores. Bob Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, says the United Way has been crossed off his gift list. That is because the well-known charity refuses to share its money with the Boy Scouts of America while it openly supports numerous pro-homosexual groups with its money. "I don't know why people...
  • Bill to Help Scouts Introduced [Frist/Republicans Counter-Attack Against ACLU] 2004

    11/23/2004 8:35:11 PM PST · by Southack · 65 replies · 2,968+ views
    Family News ^ | 11/23/2004 | Steve Jordahl
    November 23, 2004Bill to Help Scouts Introducedby Steve Jordahl, correspondentBoy Scouts get help in bill that would grant specific protections.With opposition to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on the rise—from groups like the American Civil Liberities Union (ACLU) and, most recently, from a court ruling requiring the Pentagon to cut the group off from meeting on military bases—the group is getting help from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Frist has introduced the "Save Our Scouts" bill which will offer the beleaguered organization some protection. The bill states that no federal law can be interpreted to limit federal agencies...
  • [New Jersey] Bear attack takes on greater menace; Teens pawed and bitten by prowling cub

    11/19/2004 9:52:01 AM PST · by d-back · 202 replies · 5,872+ views
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 19, 2004 | BRIAN T. MURRAY
    The encounter last weekend between three bears and two Boy Scouts at a camp in Warren County was more harrowing than originally reported, as the bears pawed at the teenagers for an hour, bit one of them and attempted to bite the other, according to a report by state wildlife investigators.The boys, who were later vaccinated for rabies, cowered on a rock as they fended off the two 60-pound cubs and the mother bear at the Yards Creek Scout Reservation in Blairstown on Saturday night, wildlife investigators said.One of the boys was bitten twice by a cub. The animal first...
  • The ACLU wins one against the Boy Scouts

    11/16/2004 5:06:33 AM PST · by Captal de Buch · 62 replies · 5,549+ views
    Indianapolis Star ^ | 11/16/2004 | MIKE ROBINSON AP
    The Democrats win one for a change. Seething about their openly gay constituents being denied access to the Boy Scouts the legal arm of the left wing, the ACLU, has continued to dog the youth organization. In an effort to force the Scouts to put homosexual predators into leadership positions the ACLU has sued Department of Defense, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Chicago Board of Education. It looks like they aren't going to stop until they can get their hands on those kinds. From the Indy Star. Pentagon to cut off Boy Scouts from bases...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Cub Scout recommended for lifesaving honor

    07/08/2003 8:01:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 355+ views
    <p>MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who safely stopped his aunt's sport utility vehicle after she went into diabetic shock will be recommended for Scouting's top lifesaving award.</p> <p>Cub Scout Brandon DiMatties of Monroe will be nominated for the Honor Medal with Cross Palms by Ron Pierson, assistant executive of the Southern New Jersey Council of the Boys Scouts of America.</p>
  • Former Boy Scout Master Accused Of Sexual Abuse - works for Florida's child welfare agency!

    09/15/2003 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 482+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Sep 14, 2003
    GAINESVILLE - A former Scout master with the Boy Scouts of America who also works for the state's child welfare agency was arrested on charges of raping a boy in his troop. Hugh Eric Self, 35, was charged with sexually abusing the child, now 12, several times between November 2002 and July, Alachua County Sheriff's Sgt. Keith Faulk said. Self was held in the Alachua County jail with no bail set Saturday. He was arrested Friday. According to the arrest report, Self met the boy, then 8, through Scouting events and the boy was later in his Scout troop. The...
  • Student wants Scouts off campus - Gay Vinelander contends college can't....

    09/07/2003 5:19:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 959+ views
    <p>VINELAND -- When Kyle Brandon arrived for classes at Cumberland County College one night last spring, he didn't expect to come face to face with dozens of members of the Boy Scouts of America.</p> <p>But that's what happened when Brandon, a 36-year-old openly gay Vineland resident, walked into the college's Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center. The stress of witnessing the start of a Boy Scouts award ceremony for the college's president, Kenneth Ender, was so intense that he broke out in cold sweat, Brandon said.</p>
  • GAY ACTIVISTS DEFEND ANTI-GAY SUPREME COURT CASE & The Joys of Being Private: Ex-Gays Keep Out

    09/01/2003 9:41:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 491+ views
    PFOX ^ | 09.0.03 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    GAY ACTIVISTS DEFEND ANTI-GAY SUPREME COURT CASE: [From] Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DCPO Box 75265Washington, DC August 12, 2003 [To] Kenneth SaundersActing DirectorOffice of Human Rights441 4th Street, NWWashington, DC 20001 Dear: Mr. Saunders: We have learned through news reports that Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) has filed a complaint with the Office of Human Rights alleging discrimination by the National Education Association (NEA). According to the reports PFOX has been denied the opportunity to set up booths at NEA's last two annual conventions. Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC (GLAA)...
  • Philadelphia Council Flouts Scouts' Antigay Stance

    05/29/2003 6:26:27 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 67 replies · 343+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29,2003 | By Linda K. Harris and Miriam Hill
    Phila. council flouts Scouts' antigay stanceA new policy on sexuality is likely to bring discussion as the national convention starts here.By Linda K. Harris and Miriam HillInquirer Staff Writers Defying the national Boy Scouts policy of refusing membership to gays, the board of the Scouts' largest Philadelphia-area council has unanimously voted not to discriminate against homosexuals.The decision puts the local council at odds with the national organization, which holds that homosexuality is inconsistent with the traditional moral values espoused in the Scout Oath and Law.But the Cradle of Liberty Council, the nation's third largest - serving 87,000 youths in Philadelphia,...
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 9:56:42 AM PDT · by dewee · 53 replies · 670+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 05/25/03 | By HOLLY EDWARDS
    <p>Pivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.</p> <p>The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.</p>
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 6:57:42 AM PDT · by nuzman · 11 replies · 203+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | Sunday, 05/25/03 | HOLLY EDWARDS
    Sunday, 05/25/03 Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead By HOLLY EDWARDSStaff Writer10-year-old ditches wheelchair to plant flags in front of headstonesPivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.''I don't think that's straight at all,'' he said, holding the ruler to a flag and making a minor adjustment. ''There, that's better.''With that pronouncement, James swung back into his...
  • New scout group covered by old ruling

    04/22/2003 9:38:09 AM PDT · by RonF · 3 replies · 178+ views
    A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America said the new Venturing Crew 911, a youth program sponsored by the Centre County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, is subject to the same exclusionary practices as the Boy Scouts. The Venturing Crew 911 is for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 years old who have an interest in search and rescue and law enforcement. ... However, Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau said his office does not "discriminate against anybody or anything." Nau said he supported the Crew, but said it is technically associated with Centre Search...
  • New Scout leaders face background checks

    03/30/2003 2:09:52 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    New Scout leaders face background checks 03/29/2003 Associated Press TWIN FALLS - In the past, Scoutmasters were often the only adults supervising Boy Scout troops on outings. Times have changed. Boy Scout policy calls for a minimum of two adults to be present for all activities. Starting Tuesday, the Boy Scout organization will start conducting criminal background checks on all new applicants for volunteer leadership, carried out by an Atlanta-based company. Steve Nelson with the Snake River Council of Scouts in south-central Idaho says everything is being done to protect the young.