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  • Ex-Boy Scout: I killed troop leader who raped me

    06/18/2015 2:25:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 72 replies
    wnd ^ | june 18, 2015 | cheryl chumley
    A former Boy Scout confessed in emotionally charged court testimony to killing his former troop leader, but said it was due to the repeated sexual abuse and rape he suffered at the hands of the man, beginning at the tender age of 8. “From the time I was 8 years old until I was 12, I was sexually assaulted and raped by Dennis Pegg,” said Clark Fredericks, a former scout who spoke in a tense Newton, New Jersey, courtroom about the reasons for his killing. Pegg also served as a Sussex sheriff’s officer, NBC New York reported. He was killed...
  • Remember when the Boy Scouts said changing their policy wouldn't involve gay scout leaders?

    05/23/2015 1:27:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Well that was then. Boy Scouts President Robert Gates Calls for End of Ban on Gay Troop Leaders The new policy is coming quicker than you can say Jack Robinson. In effect gay scout leaders are now permitted since Gates says he will not revoke the charter of troops that allow homosexuals leaders.  Any parents who leave their sons in the Boy Scouts are insane. Homosexuals represent about 3% of the population; they commit about thirty percent of child sex abuse. Not every homosexual is an abuser, but those who are look for opportunities to be around children -- especially...
  • Cub Scouts on Nature Hike Stumble Upon Nude Beach

    02/04/2015 7:45:50 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb. 4th 2015 | As seen on Fox and Friends
    Parents are outraged after a pack of California Cub Scouts on a nature hike ended up on a nude beach. The group of fourth graders, parents and volunteers was hiking along the San Diego coastline on Jan. 24 when they stumbled upon dozens of naked people at the clothing optional Black's Beach. One of the scouts' mothers said, "I was nauseated because I had never seen a bunch of nude people just walking around holding hands, strange people that I don't know."
  • Parents angry over Cub Scout troop visiting nude beach

    02/03/2015 6:05:49 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 3, 2015 | Amy Graff
    A San Diego Cub Scout troop got a lesson in human anatomy on a recent outing with their troop leader — and some parents are upset. Diane and Erik Lekven are outraged that a hike on Jan. 24 ended up at a nude beach.
  • Lesbian Cub Leader Fired for Being Gay, Fights Boy Scouts

    04/25/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-25-12 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Jennifer Tyrrell, the den leader who was "fired" by her local Cub Scout troop for being gay, said that her 7-year-old son Cruz will not remain in the national organization because of its discrimination against gay leaders and scouts. In March, the Boy Scouts of America removed Tyrrell from her position, telling her that her sexual orientation "did not meet the high standards" of conduct set by the Boy Scouts of America "We can no longer support an organization that has these policies and we hope to get them changed," said Tyrrell. "That is our main goal."
  • Avery PTO (St. Louis Suburb School Ends Sponsorship of Cubs Scouts due to "social justice")

    10/31/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    Boy Scout/Cub Scout Charter Discussion Bob Casey—Pack 303, Britt Kennedy-Troop 303, Brad Schnell, PTO liaison, and Joe Mueller from the Greater St. Louis area council represented the Boy Scouts and answered questions. PTO members checked in at the door and received a blue card to be exchanged for a written ballot. The voting process was explained. Issues: Executive Committee role in supervising scouting activity and concerns if this is the role of the PTO. Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts are the only organizations that the PTO charters. Issues were brought to the Exec Council this summer and the PTO Exec council did...
  • Police Shut Down Cub Scouts’ Cotton Candy Booth and Homeless Shelter’s Bake Sale

    10/18/2010 12:13:08 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 21 replies
    Free Keene ^ | October 18, 2010 | Ian Freeman
    What would we do without the heroes in the Keene Police Department? Thank goodness they are here to keep us safe from the criminal Cub Scouts selling us cotton candy and the volunteers at the Hundred Nights shelter selling us baked goods! Here’s the news story from the Sentinel. I heard there was video taken, but I haven’t seen it pop up yet. Many businesses and nonprofit organizations name Pumpkin Festival as their most profitable selling day or fundraiser. But a few fundraisers were cut short by police and festival organizers. Police shut down three vendors for operating without permits...
  • Upcoming Pinewood Derby event set to break world record

    08/30/2010 11:57:35 AM PDT · by SZonian · 31 replies ^ | August 27th, 2010 | Amanda Butterfield
    SANDY -- Boy Scouts are going to be very excited when they see the huge track being built for a special Pinewood Derby race to be held Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium. It's not just the biggest track in Utah, it's the biggest ever. For the first time, the race wasn't only for Boy Scouts -- registration was open for anyone race, and everyone is invited to watch. The Pinewood Derby track will be more than 325 feet long when it's done, and it's going to break a world record. World's Longest Pinewood Derby Saturday, August 28 9:00 a.m. to...
  • POLL: Did School Officials Go Too Far?

    10/13/2009 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 18 replies · 1,178+ views
    First grader Zachary Christie was recently suspended for bringing a Cub Scout camping utensil with him to school. The utensil combines a fork, spoon and a knife into one tool and Christie wanted to use it at lunchtime. His school has a "zero-tolerance" policy on weapons and the camping tool violates the district's rule. He is facing 45 days in the district's reform school. Did school officials go too far?
  • It’s a Fork, It’s a Spoon, It’s a ... Weapon?

    10/12/2009 5:54:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 158 replies · 5,422+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2009 | Ian Urbina
    NEWARK, Del. — Finding character witnesses when you are 6 years old is not easy. But there was Zachary Christie last week at a school disciplinary committee hearing with his karate instructor and his mother’s fiancé by his side to vouch for him. Zachary’s offense? Taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary now faces 45 days in the district’s reform...
  • 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?
  • Man charged with reckless driving in parade crash

    12/02/2008 1:17:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 478+ views
    Overton, Texas (AP) -- An 82-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving after being accused of barreling his pickup truck into a Cub Scout troop at a Christmas parade in Texas. Overton officials say Charles George was arraigned Tuesday and has relinquished his license as a condition of his bond. George is accused of going around a barricade near downtown Overton on Monday evening and ramming into the lined-up Scouts.
  • This may take awhile, so go buy some Cub Scout Popcorn!

    11/04/2008 7:27:05 AM PST · by bonnieblue4me · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Vanity (sorry) | 11-4-08 | bonnieblue4me
    Remember, nothing is final until the electoral college votes and the Senate certifies next month. With all of the lawsuits and challenges that are sure to come, along with the probable riots, this may be long and drawn out. Support your local Cub Scouts by buying some popcorn to support their mission and promise to "do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack." They will be selling door to door, at shopping centers, at your work, etc. for immediate consumption, or for later delivery.
  • Cub Scout splittists[China]

    03/17/2008 2:00:00 PM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 456+ views ^ | 17 Mar 2008 |
    We can always count on China. Just when the place seems filled with normal people going about their happy business, the government reminds us that its paranoia reaches every aspect of our lives. Take the baseball game in Beijing last Saturday. It was the first in China between two American pro teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Even though the contest was an exhibition, it was historic. Baseball is America's national pastime because it's a link between generations and a touchstone of the nation's culture. That baseball wants to extend to China, that China welcomes the...
  • Cool activities on cool days (Cub Scouts)

    12/29/2007 5:50:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 177+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Cub Scouts braved the cold weather Thursday and Friday at the lower Garden Canyon picnic area for winter day camp. Eleven packs of Cub Scouts from throughout the Catalina Council’s Cochise District participated. Activities and workshops included first aid training, color guard/flag-handling training, astronomy, sports, crafts, hiking, outdoor lore and a BB-gun shooting range. A first aid station staffed by a U.S. Army medic was available, just in case. “We’re very fortunate to have this facility,” said day camp director Ken Robinson. “We use this area quite a bit in Scouting. It’s really a good place to...
  • Cub Scouts appreciate support for fun fest (CUB SCOUTING FUN!)

    08/08/2007 6:17:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 124+ views
    Cochise District Boy Scouts of America would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of the Kiwanis Club Scout Fun Fest held at Veterans’ Memorial Park on July 21. To be thanked are Sierra Vista Kiwanis Club, Sierra Vista Parks and Leisure staff, Kmart, Fry’s Supermarket, Lowe’s, Pepsi, James Gross CPA, Huachuca Astronomy Club (Jeanne Herbert, Andrew Herbert, Calvin Hoyt, Gary Myers, Tony Maslanka and Bob Gent), Huachuca Rock and Mineral Club (Ingrid Baillie and Linda Czyzyk), Robert and Sonja Stoner, Mike Crownhart, Claire Clemente, Stephanie Schroer, Marla Stoner, Adam Thrasher, Dwayne Smith, and Mike and...
  • Map reading proves tough test for Britons

    08/06/2007 12:07:05 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 222+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 6, 2007 8:51AM BST | anon
    Map reading proves tough test for Britons Mon Aug 6, 2007 8:51AM BST London (Reuters) - As many as 11 million British motorists are unable to read a basic road map, according to a survey released on Monday. The poll revealed over three quarters of drivers were unable to identify the motorway map symbol, while only one percent of motorists would pass the Cub Scout Map Reader badge test. "It's pretty embarrassing the majority of Cub Scouts have better map-reading skills than the majority of the adult population," said Colin Batabyal, head of underwriting and business development at...
  • Today is the Boy Scouts of America's 97th Birthday

    02/08/2007 1:52:52 PM PST · by RonF · 48 replies · 1,179+ views
    Boy Scouts of America ^ | 2/8/2007 | Me (vanity)
    Actually, the article is from the 95th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. But I just wanted to note that today is the 97th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Boy Scouts plan uncommon hike to celebrate scouting's 97th birthday

    01/25/2007 7:51:39 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 01/25/2007 | anon
    Boy Scouts plan uncommon hike to celebrate scouting's 97th birthday 01/25/2007 Midland Reporter-Telegram Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to church they'll go. On Feb. 3, Boy Scout Pack 84 and Troop 84 will set off on an unlikely hike to celebrate scouting's 97th birthday. That's when they'll set off on a nearly two-mile hike with stops at six Midland churches. And at each, clergy will teach the boys about one or two of the Ten Commandments. "They are going to spend five minutes or less on each commandment," Brad Connel, field director of Boy Scouts of America, Buffalo Trail...
  • Family Speaks Out About Cub Scout's Death

    12/05/2006 5:50:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 3,521+ views
    We're hearing from the family of a young boy, who died after falling off a float at a New Hampshire Christmas Parade. On Monday, Thomas Fogarty's family spoke for the first time about the 9-year-old boy who was celebrating Christmas with his fellow Cub Scouts. The float -- being pulled by a trailer through downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- pulled Thomas Fogarty to his tragic death. "At this time, we believe that Thomas somehow fell from the float and was run over by the trailer's double-axle wheels," said Chief Michael Magnant of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department. Thomas' family...
  • Ten ways scouting outranks television

    08/31/2006 9:30:44 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 250+ views
    The Citizen ^ | Wednesday, August 30, 2006 10:12 AM EDT | Don Grillo
    Ten ways scouting outranks television By Don Grillo Wednesday, August 30, 2006 10:12 AM EDT Any time of the year is a good time for parents to enroll their sons in Scouting. But most boys join Scouting in September and October. During this period, annual recruiting programs are conducted by Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops throughout the Cayuga County Council. Boys are attracted to Scouting for the obvious reasons - camping, hiking, uniforms, pinewood derby races, earning badges and awards, making new friends, learning new things and having fun. Parents want their sons to join Scouting because...
  • Scouting survives: Even in high-tech age, youths learn to 'Be prepared'

    08/06/2006 7:41:01 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 712+ views
    Herald-Mail ^ | Sunday August 6, 2006 | CANDICE BOSELY
    Scouting survives: Even in high-tech age, youths learn to 'Be prepared' Sunday August 6, 2006 by CANDICE BOSELY TRI-STATE - These are a few of their favorite things: Cell phones and cookies, iPods and pop-up tents, video games and wilderness badges. Seeing teenagers - and children even younger - talking or sending text messages on cell phones, fiddling with mp3 music players and playing video games are common sights. Girl Scouting and Boy Scouting might almost seem passé, given the associated images of camping, surviving in the wilderness and sleeping in wooden cabins at camp. But it's not antiquated...
  • Court: Boy Scouts Must Release Abuse Files

    07/28/2006 11:04:00 AM PDT · by Ignatz · 29 replies · 1,138+ views ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2006 | unknown
    Decades of files that the Boy Scouts of America compiled on sexual abuse allegations can be used in a lawsuit claiming the organization was ineffective at preventing abuse, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. About 1,000 files, with names redacted, have been given to the lawyers for three men who say their scoutmaster abused them from 1971 to 1983 when they were Boy Scouts. The files are sealed by court order for now but could be made public at trial, plaintiff's attorney Tim Kosnoff said. The files include court records and news accounts, as well as rumors and tips from...
  • Scouts played large part in Fossum's life

    07/12/2006 2:15:21 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 290+ views
    Monitor ^ | July 12, 2006 | Marc B. Geller
    Scouts played large part in Fossum's life July 12, 2006 Marc B. Geller Monitor Staff Writer McALLEN — One of the biggest influences in Mike Fossum’s life growing up in the Rio Grande Valley was his experience in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Beverly Alleyn, who like Fossum’s mother is a nurse, was his Cub Scout pack leader. And her husband, Mickey, led the Webelos program that Mike needed to complete with other Cub Scouts to transition into Boy Scouts. The Alleyns’ son, Rob, now a McAllen physician, was one of Mike’s classmates and rose with Mike through the...
  • History and religion lift boys in downtown Detroit heritage tour

    05/21/2006 4:42:36 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Free Press ^ | May 21, 2006 | David Crumm
    History and religion lift boys in downtown Detroit heritage tour Scouts explore beauty, diversity and freedom BY DAVID CRUMM FREE PRESS RELIGION WRITER May 21, 2006 Detroit often draws visitors for sports, casinos and music, but on Saturday 200 people headed downtown for a rare opportunity to glimpse some of the crown jewels of Detroit's religious heritage. "It's great to be involved in any first, and today is our first-ever Boy Scouts of America Walk with God in Detroit," Ron Pelley, a Scout leader from Allen Park who coordinated the event, told the crowd of scouts and adult...
  • Cub Scout Troop-Den leader is a moonbat--help.

    03/20/2006 6:32:32 AM PST · by Pondman88 · 26 replies · 373+ views
    Hi folks--I have an issue... My 7 year old son is in Cub Scouts. The den leader is my neighbor. Nice enough guy, but he is liberal. No big deal. Except yesterday I saw him at the gym and he tells me he is going to the anti war rally. This really bothers me. I really don't want my son being in this den with a leader who is (in my opinion) anti-American. Am I overreacting? Am I putting my opinions ahead of friendship and being a good neighbor? I like this guy, but I can't consider him my "friend"...
  • CBS, God and the Cub Scouts

    02/27/2006 3:35:16 PM PST · by RB2 · 4 replies · 1,072+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2-27-97 | CBS News
    Rob Rescues The Cub Scouts NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2006 Rob Mariano pitching in for the Cub Scouts. (CBS/The Early Show) (CBS) This week's Rob to the Rescue taught The Early Show a thing or two about Boston Rob. Deep in his past, long before he made his mark on "Survivor" and the "Amazing Race," he was a Cub Scout. So when a call for help came from Pack 101 in Waterville, Ohio, he packed his bags and hit the road. The call was from Annette Gustafson, who volunteered to be an assistant scout leader for her son's Cub Scout...
  • My First Cub Scout Uniform

    12/30/2005 12:13:13 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 71 replies · 1,545+ views
    December 30, 2005 | Doc Savage
    I apologize for a vanity posting. Had a flashback this afternoon and it just made me go back through the years and I was left wondering if anyone else remembered their scouting days so long ago. For some unknown reason I remembered the very first time I ever had a Cub Scout uniform. We were so poor that just to buy it meant others in the family went without. I can remember like it was yesterday how great it felt and how proud I was to have the complete uniform. My mom sewed my badges and troop number on, and...
  • Armed Services YMCA Improves Quality of Life

    09/13/2005 5:34:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 303+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 13, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2005 – For more than 140 years, the Armed Services YMCA continues to increase quality of life for service members and their families by offering support to communities and families. For director Anita Neu-Fultz and her staff at the Combat Center ASYMCA, that goal is paramount and unwavering as they volunteer to help others year-round. "Many people do not even know the Armed Service YMCA even exists," said Neu-Fultz. "They hear YMCA, and they think of sports programs and hotels and gyms and pools. But not many realize what we actually do here. We are...
  • A world away, Troop 84 lends a helping hand

    08/08/2005 4:54:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies · 272+ views
    Cent Com ^ | Aughst 4, 2005 | Sgt. Brian E. McElaney
    DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti - At the Djibouti City Girls’ Orphanage, many of the girls have friends, family or tribes to look after some of their basic needs and give them a place to visit in the summer months between school seasons. However, there are many who have no one to turn to… depending on the orphanage and the kindness of strangers to lend a helping hand. Little did these girls know that a group of Cub Scouts in California organized to do just that by collecting shoes for those in need. First Sgt. Lawrence Wei, Operations Chief for Combined Joint...
  • 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...
  • Craft Ideas for Cub and Girl Scout Leaders

    01/29/2005 12:40:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 2,107+ views
    There are lots of great craft Ideas for Cub Scout and Girl Scouts here. There is a small cost but hey, .... as they always say if you get pais to work you're an employee, if you work for nothing you're a volunteer, if you pay to work and like it you must be a adult scout leader.
  • 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...
  • Thief repays Cub Scouts he victimized

    03/13/2004 8:20:55 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 5 replies · 143+ views
    St. Ann's Cub Scout Pack 50 has its money back, more than two years after the father of a scout took hundreds of dollars in proceeds from their Christmas 2001 fund-raiser. Tina Muncie, a pack mother, said she got a Turkey Hill Minit Market money order in the mail Friday for $145. She forwarded it to the pack treasurer before noon, she said. The amount won't be enough to get the scouts to the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City -- their original goal -- but it's a start, Mrs. Muncie said. William Ferrell, 43, of Taylor, pleaded guilty to...
  • Boy Scouts under siege in culture wars

    01/19/2004 11:11:48 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 1/20/04 | HAROLD JOHNSON
    THE CITY of San Diego recently announced a whopping gift of taxpayer dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union. With budgets tight up and down California, San Diego citizens might have been surprised to learn there was so much extra cash lying around city hall. The payoff is part of the city council’s shameful cave-in to the ACLU’s lawsuit that aims to kick the Boy Scouts off of public parkland in San Diego. As part of a nationwide anti-Boy Scout crusade by activists who can’t stomach Scouting’s traditional values, the ACLU filed suit in 2000 to end the Scouts’ $1...
  • 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>
  • Will Arnold Support the Boy Scouts?

    09/03/2003 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Brian S · 18 replies · 231+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 09-03-03
    By Hans Zeiger Commentary September 03, 2003 While the state of California was distracted by the governor's race last week, the California legislature passed a resolution haranguing the Boy Scouts for their moral codes. By a vote of 22-15, the state Senate passed Resolution 89 that the assembly passed earlier in the year, declaring that "the discriminatory policy [barring homosexual and atheist members and leaders] of the Boy Scouts of America is contrary to the policy of the State of California." Senator Tom McClintock, a Republican candidate for governor, is the only candidate who has registered his support for...
  • Boy Scouts, gays, and Nancy Pelosi [a stroll down memory lane]

    11/07/2002 6:02:17 AM PST · by jpthomas · 3 replies · 400+ views
    Scouting for All ^ | July 13, 2000 | anon
    The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Clinton: We are writing to ask you to resign as the honorary head of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). In light of the recent Supreme Court decision which effectively allows the BSA to exclude homosexual males from its leadership and potential membership, we are deeply concerned that the office of the President, in its capacity as honorary head of the BSA, is seen as giving implicit approval to this self.proclaimed intolerant policy. In order to disavow this policy of intolerance, as well as to...
  • Boy Scouts' use of Balboa Park land ruled unconstitutional

    07/31/2003 11:22:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 205 replies · 1,975+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/31/03 | Ray Huard
    Boy Scouts' use of Balboa Park land ruled unconstitutional Judge says use violates separation of church and state By Ray Huard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER 2:29 p.m., July 31, 2003 The Boy Scouts' lease of public land in San Diego's Balboa Park is unconstitutional, a federal judge decided in a ruling released Thursday. U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. said the Scouts' lease of the 18-acre Camp Balboa in Balboa Park violates provisions in the U.S. and state constitutions governing the separation of church and state. Jones said the Boy Scouts are a religious organization because the Scouts require members to...
  • Boy Scout council 'devastated' by United Way cuts -program for inner-city children lost

    08/09/2003 8:45:20 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 90 replies · 2,697+ views
    Boy Scout council 'devastated' by United Way cuts The board chairman of the local group said a program for inner-city children would be lost. By Linda K. Harris Inquirer Staff Writer The board chairman of a regional Boy Scouts council said yesterday that the group was distraught over the loss of funding from the United Way. On Thursday, the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania voted to cancel the second half of a $400,862 grant for the Cradle of Liberty Council because the council reneged on its adoption of a nondiscrimination policy against gays. United Way also cut the second...
  • Panel Looking Into Boy Scout Roster Inflation

    01/05/2003 8:12:15 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 207+ views
    Panel Looking Into Boy Scout Roster Inflation Scouting Officials Deny Wrong-Doing UPDATED: 2:19 p.m. CST January 5, 2003 DALLAS -- Almost three years after federal agents raided the offices of the Boy Scouts of America's large Dallas franchise, a federal grand jury is examining evidence and hearing testimony from government witnesses. The raid came after whistle-blower information that to boost charitable donations some of the organization's salaried recruiters -- with their boss' knowledge -- fraudulently inflated membership rosters for a minority scout program. Scouting officials have repeatedly denied criminal wrongdoing. They have said faulty membership accounting procedures led to...
  • 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>
  • Robert E. Lee Boy Scout Council, Richmond, VA, to be Renamed. More PC for the Boy Scouts...

    05/13/2003 6:17:13 AM PDT · by VMI70 · 514 replies · 1,555+ views
    WRVA Radio ^ | 5/13/03 | VMI70
    This past weekend, my son and I went on his troop's annual father-son hike. His troop is one of many in the Robert E. Lee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which is headquartered in Richmond, VA. On Sunday, during the church service at the end of the hike, it was announced that the Council directors had voted to change its name from The Robert E. Lee Council, which has been in use for many decades, to something else. This morning, the news broke on the local radio station: WRVA 1140 AM, Richmond's Morning News with Jimmy Barrett.
  • The Boy Scout oath makes inclusion of homosexuals and atheists oxymoronic

    06/10/2003 12:10:35 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 46 replies · 398+ views
    Centre Daily Times Online ^ | Jun. 07, 2003 | Gary L. Morella
    Posted on Sat, Jun. 07, 2003 The Boy Scout oath makes inclusion of homosexuals and atheists oxymoronic By Gary Morella Regarding the CDT article, "Link with Scouts draws fire" (May 14), how can a Boy Scout be inclined to homosexuality or be an atheist? A Scout takes an oath to be "morally straight" and to "do my duty to God," which makes the concept of homosexual or atheistic scouts oxymoronic. To its credit, the concept of right and wrong still has a place in the Scouts. And nothing could be more wrong, in the view of the Scout oath, than...

    06/02/2003 6:39:40 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 111 replies · 503+ views
    NewsWithViews ^ | June 2, 2003 | Hans Zeiger
    Philadelphia’s Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council self-destructed last week. Its executive board voted unanimously to include "sexual orientation" in its nondiscrimination code. The outrageous move came after years of intense pressure from radical homosexual and atheist rights groups in the area and nationwide. The Philadelphia Council is the third largest local council in the country, serving 87,000 boys and men. It is an unfortunate addition to a list of councils that have eagerly given the finger to the Boy Scouts of America and its associated moral codes. Last year, San Francisco and Boston became the first branches to reject...
  • 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,...
  • "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" rally (with Cub Scouts) in Irvine [CA] - SUNDAY, April 6 - 2pm to 4pm

    04/05/2003 5:02:09 PM PST · by RonDog · 10 replies · 208+ views
    e-mail from Dave Mendoza | April 5, 2003 | Dave Mendoza
    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Join Our Cub Scouts & Local Community Date: This Sunday, April 6, 2003 Time: 2pm - 4pm WHERE: Corner of Barranca & Culver, Irvine, CA Take 405, exit Culver, 1 mile East of exit WHY: Support Brave Men & Women defending our country Don't forget to bring your Flags, Banners Signs & pictures of Military loved ones
  • Man Accused In Cub Scout Scam Skips Hearing

    02/06/2003 7:13:42 AM PST · by RonF · 1 replies · 212+ views
    NBC Philadelphia Affiliate ^ | 2/6/03 | Associated Press
    Suspect Declared Fugitive On More Than 40 ChargesBETHLEHEM, Pa. -- A father accused of scamming neighbors by dressing his 7-year-old son in a Cub Scouts uniform and going door-to-door seeking donations for a nonexistent scout pack failed to show up for his preliminary hearing. Anthony M. Herman, 46, of Bethlehem, was declared a fugitive Wednesday on more than 40 charges. Sally A. Gombocz, 45, Herman's live-in girlfriend and the boy's mother, appeared in court and will face trial on the charges. Gombocz told investigators Herman fled because he wasn't willing to go to jail. "We have information he is not...