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  • Actor Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity

    01/10/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/10/2017 | Tyler O'Neill
    Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity Chris Pratt is a rare bird: a conservative Christian who is also a major star in Hollywood. In an interview this week for Vanity Fair, Pratt described his conversion to Christianity — and the magazine's writer felt it necessary to explain his faith away.And by major star, I mean major. Although his latest hit, Passengers (2016), has not impressed at the box office and has gotten panned by reviewers, his career is still on the up-and-up. After his breakout role in the show Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), Pratt has starred in The Lego...
  • Scott Walker suggests being an Eagle Scout has prepared him to be commander in chief

    03/27/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | March 27. 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he's ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate spoke on Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was closed to press, but video of Walker's conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt was recorded by the opposition research group American Bridge and released by the...
  • When Boy Scout Dies Before Achieving Highest Rank, Troop Completes Project for Him

    09/10/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2014 | Suzan Clarke
    Noah Cornuet was a gentle giant and the ultimate Boy Scout. He was so committed to scouting that he was determined to ascend to the highest rank any Boy Scout could achieve: Eagle Scout. Noah, 16, never realized his dream. On Aug. 6, the high school athlete from Lower Burrell, Pa., collapsed after football practice and died. It was later revealed that Noah had a rare heart tumor. He’d had no symptoms and there was no indication that he had a heart condition, his family said. At the time of his death, Noah was deeply involved in his Eagle scout...
  • Boy Scout Who Helps SAR Dog Handlers Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    06/08/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 3 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 08, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A few weeks ago, I was surprised when my dad told me that my dog, Trooper, was in the local newspaper. I said, "Trooper? Why in the world is he in the paper?" But when I saw the picture, I was delighted to see that it was a photograph from an Eagle Scout ceremony for Ben Whittington, a scout who has been helping me with Trooper's training for many years. Ben posed with Trooper for a few photos after the ceremony.
  • Liberty Univ. Offers Scholarship to Eagle Scout Facing Gun Charges

    05/02/2013 5:36:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies ^ | May 2, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A North Carolina Eagle Scout who was expelled and arrested for accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot has been offered a scholarship to attend Liberty University. Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from Princeton High School when he was arrested on Monday and slapped with a felony weapons charge. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before and had only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck as he reached to grab his book bag. When he realized his mistake, he went to...
  • Eagle Scout project improves trail access at Garden Canyon

    04/14/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Thanks to Kyle Swift, access to the trail at Garden Canyon will be easier and safer. Swift, 15, is a Boy Scout with Troop 486 and together with volunteers he organized, the path from the parking lot at Garden Canyon to the trail was improved on Saturday, April 6. “The problem with this trail is that access from the parking lot to the trail system requires you to have to go down a very steep, slippery slope with loose rocks,” said Swift. “I myself have slipped and fallen down in this area.” Swift took on the problem as his service...
  • Eagle Scout to BSA: Are You Nuts?

    02/01/2013 9:39:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2013 | Jack Cashill
    As a 14 year-old, and a freshly-minted Eagle Scout, I had a terrible crush on my 11 year-old cousin Mary, and she on me. Although not a first cousin, Mary was close enough to the family that she spent a week or two down the New Jersey shore with us that summer in our ramshackle one-bedroom bungalow. My parents got the bedroom, and the dozen or so visitors and kids slept together in the all-purpose general room. So intense was my desire just to reach out and touch her that it kept me awake at night. That is the way...
  • Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows

    12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up. As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race. New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses...
  • Eagle Scout Saves Family in House Fire / Eagle Scout Rescues Drowning Girl

    01/01/2011 3:42:10 PM PST · by Main Street · 18 replies ^ | 30 Dec 2010 |
    Quick thinking saves girl from Warwick pool A local teenager has been hailed a hero after saving a little girl from a swimming pool. Warwick Eagle Scout Austin Irons saved a little girl from drowning after a group of cub scouts and boy scouts finished swimming at McDermott Pool in Warwick. Austin jumped in the water to save the girl who was lying face down and helped lifeguards resuscitate the girl. "We heard shouting for lifeguards...I didn't even think. It was like, just do it," Austin recalled on the experience. He was able to get the girl out of the...
  • (Vanity) Eagles Away!

    12/08/2010 5:06:33 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 34 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-08-2010 | grey_whiskers
    My son has become an Eagle Scout. That is all.
  • Face of Defense: Teacher, Entrepreneur Chooses Marines

    06/15/2010 2:42:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 503+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Pfc. Katalynn Thomas, USMC
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 15, 2010 – Marine Corps Pfc. Patrick Collman, assigned to Platoon 2109, Company E here, could have gone to Officer Candidate School, because he has a bachelor’s degree. Marine Corps Pfc. Patrick Collman crawls out of a tunnel at the 12 Stalls Crucible site at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 3, 2010. The former teacher could have gone to Officer Candidate School, but chose to be an enlisted Marine. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Katalynn Thomas  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But the entrepreneur and...
  • Eagle Scout's penalty stands

    05/20/2010 1:05:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 107 replies · 2,728+ views ^ | 5-20-10 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Matthew Whalen's suspension will stand. On Wednesday night, the Lansingburgh Central School District board of education rejected Whalen's appeal of the punishment and decided not to expunge the blemish on the record of the Eagle Scout suspended for having a pocketknife in his car while the vehicle was on the grounds of Lansingburgh High School. Whalen received a 20-day suspension in September after he turned over to school administrators a 1 1/2-inch knife that he kept in his glove box as part of a car survival kit. He returned to school in October. Whalen has said he does not know...
  • President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards? Anyone able verify?

    04/04/2010 4:48:00 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 47 replies · 4,153+ views
    (received the below in email) ----------------------------------------------- "The story you heard yesterday about President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards in True" President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards is true. He won't sign life saving awards either. Every President since 1912 has been the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America. President Obama refused that honor. Did you hear anything about the Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary? Why did the press ignore it? Let's see, they promote honor, integrity, putting others first, love of country and of course they believe in God. Not much press coverage on this...
  • Face of Defense: Airman Follows Famous Uncle

    01/11/2010 3:31:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 176+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Mike Joseph
    LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Jan. 11, 2010 – When Airman Christopher Platte decided to join the Air Force last year, he didn't know he would be following in famous footsteps. Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Claude Platte signs a wall at the 323rd Training Squadron dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen as his great nephew, Airman Christopher Platte, looks on Dec. 11, 2009, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Captain Platte was one of the first African-American officers to be trained and commissioned in the Air Force pilot training program. Airman Platte graduated from Basic Military Training Dec. 11, 2009....
  • 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...
  • Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown (SEIU)

    11/15/2009 10:55:31 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 63 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/15/2009 | Jarrett Renshaw
    In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park. Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union. Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park. "We'll be looking into the Cub...
  • Down Syndrome Doesn't Stop Eagle Scout

    09/16/2009 5:24:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies · 652+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/16/09 | reasonmclucus
    Lucas Wondra has achieved something only about 4 % of those who enter scouting achieve. He has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His achievement is particularly significant because the 16-year-old Hutchinson (Kansas) High School student has the genetic disorder Down Syndrome. Lucas is one of many who are demonstrating that individuals with Down Syndrome can be productive members of society. Maybe they are not capable of performing brain surgery or becoming professional athletes, but then neither are the vast majority of the rest of us. Individuals with Down Syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21 , a condition...
  • A most able Scout: Teen with Down syndrome has gained far more than badges, rank in program

    09/04/2009 5:39:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies · 2,383+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 09/04/09 | Ken Stephens
    Lucas Wondra has Down syndrome and communicates with a few words, sign language and a PDA with a speaker and voice software. But when it comes to the Boy Scouts, he concedes no disability. On Monday, Lucas, a 16-year-old freshman at Hutchinson High, became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America and the latest in a collage of medals and merit badges covering his uniform. Scout Master Bill Whitlow said Lucas is the first Scout with Down syndrome from Troop 301 to achieve his Eagle rank. "I feel like it's been a community effort," his...
  • Scout makes way for walking reflection

    12/26/2008 5:07:26 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Make ^ | Dec 26, 2008 | Chris Connors
    Ryan Brenner made a Labyrinth as part of his Eagle Scout project.
  • Aspiring Teacher Shot and Killed in Robbery in Philadelphia (139th homicide this year)

    06/16/2008 5:43:44 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 87 replies · 579+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 6/16/08 | Andrew Maykuth
    Beau Zabel, 23, came to Philadelphia from Minnesota six weeks ago, eager to experience urban East Coast living and to become a math teacher in the city school system. He found a place to live through in South Philadelphia near the Italian Market, and took a temporary job at the Starbucks at Fourth and South Streets. He recently updated his page on, which proclaims his optimism: "Just waiting for life to begin." But his life ended about 1:30 a.m. yesterday, when police said Zabel was ambushed as he walked home from the midnight shift at the coffee shop....
  • Thinking Outside Box for Orphans in Africa

    05/20/2008 7:23:25 PM PDT · by giant sable · 3 replies · 133+ views
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | May 20, 2008 | Mike Cassidy
    You want to build anything in Silicon Valley - a company, a career, a reputation - it's all about networking. Eagle Scout project? Yep. Networking. You need your venture capitalist, your Fortune 1000 company founder and some good-hearted friends and neighbors. Ask Tad Malone, a Homestead High School junior, who took on a project that, looking back, seems slightly insane even to him. "Kids needed help," he says, "so I thought I'd help." Kids in Africa. Orphan kids that Tad met on a family trip in 2005 to a place called Children's Town in Zambia. The 300 children had people...
  • NYT interview of Texas Gov. Rick Perry re: Boy Scouts

    02/28/2008 9:53:57 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 41 replies · 777+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2008 | DEBORAH SOLOMON
    Q: Let’s talk about your new book, “On My Honor,” which draws on your experience as an Eagle Scout and champions the values of the Boy Scouts of America, to whom you are donating your royalties. A: Yes, to their legal-defense fund. Q: Which has been fighting the A.C.L.U., to keep gays out of the scouts. Why do you see that as a worthy cause? A: I am pretty clear about this one. Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual...
  • Boy Scout Week Salute: Scouts teaches young people leadership and wisdom

    02/08/2008 10:38:20 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 355+ views
    West Liberty Index ^ | February 06, 2008 | Tom Norris
    Boy Scout Week Salute: Scouts teaches young people leadership and wisdom by Tom Norris · February 06, 2008 With Boy Scout Week upon us, I thought I’d do away with the usual facts-n-figures and talk straight about the organization. Some will read this and think, “That’s nice, but who cares?” One youth club is as good as the next; it doesn’t really matter. But at what point do the things we do start to matter? I suspect this is determined by the degree to which it influences our life. After 14 years in the service, most of that as...
  • Eagle Scout ordered to take God out of park project

    12/24/2007 10:53:00 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 303+ views
    KUSA News 9 | 12/21/2007 6:06:39 PM | John Fosholt
    Eagle Scout ordered to take God out of park projectI can't post the article, but basically it mentions a Boy Scout's Eagle project for a public park that included a mention of God. After the inevitable complaint, the Parks Dept, which approved the original proposal with "God" included, asked the Scout to remove the offending marker.
  • Gates Earns Prestigious Boy Scouts of America Honor

    11/16/2007 3:36:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – A local Boy Scouts of America organization recognized Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for his lifelong devotion to scouting during an award ceremony here yesterday. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks members of the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council after receiving the organization’s Citizen of the Year award at their annual dinner in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2007. Photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates received the “Citizen of the Year” award, bestowed annually by the National Capital Area Council. Since 1968, the council has recognized...
  • Perry book to tout Scout values

    10/31/2007 9:08:31 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 138+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 10/30/2007 | Peggy Fikac
    Perry book to tout Scout values 10/30/2007 10:11 PM CDT Peggy Fikac, Express-News AUSTIN — Add another title to Gov. Rick Perry's resume: author of a book defending Boy Scout values against "lawsuit-happy do-gooders." The GOP governor, who proudly wears his Eagle Scout pin on his lapel, has written — with some assistance — a book on scouting that paints the organization as a leading indicator in the battle between right and wrong. The book isn't due until February, but Perry described it in remarks Tuesday, referring to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in a lawsuit brought by...
  • A Scout vs. Congress: Bringing a victory for faith [dedication and love of God, country, and family]

    10/22/2007 5:58:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 75+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 10-22-07
    FOR FOUR YEARS the architect of the U.S. Capitol has censored letters from constituents by removing political and religious messages. That outrageous policy was halted by a 17-year-old Ohio Boy Scout originally from New Hampshire. Andrew Larochelle of Dayton, Ohio, whose grandfather Marcel is an Army veteran from Manchester, wanted to celebrate his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout by giving his grandfather a flag that had been flown over the Capitol. He wrote this message to go on the certificate: "In honor of my grandfather Marcel Larochelle, and his dedication and love of God, country, and family." Well,...
  • Michael Moore Espouses Jesus, Yet He Mocked the Crucifixion, Supports Pro-Choice, And ...

    07/04/2007 5:05:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 795+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 06.21.07 | Dave Pierre
    Michael Moore Espouses Jesus, Yet He Mocked the Crucifixion, Supports Pro-Choice, And ...Posted by Dave Pierre On Tuesday's episode (6/19/07) of The View, Michael Moore advocated socialized medicine by saying that "Jesus told us that we would be judged by how we treat the least among us." (Video at Hot Air.)  The problem? For one, starting many years ago, Michael Moore has displayed behavior that many followers of Jesus would find offensive. Moore also reportedly has a dubious history in dealing with "the least" around him in his own life.1. Back in high school, the rebellious Moore staged a play...
  • At 88, Florida man is finally an Eagle Scout

    07/29/2007 6:58:47 AM PDT · by indcons · 23 replies · 629+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Associated Press
    FORT MYERS, Fla.: Decades after he finished the requirements to earn the rank, an 88-year-old man was honored as an Eagle Scout on Saturday, making him possibly the oldest person to ever collect the honor. Walter Hart couldn't become an Eagle Scout at the time he earned the rank because his service in World War II got in the way. "I've been looking forward to this for a long time," said Hart, who lives in a retirement center in nearby Lehigh Acres. Scout officials say he may be the oldest person to earn the honor. Hart joined the Cub Scouts...
  • Gunman's writings were disturbing (Eagle Scout saves his life by applying a tourniquet from a cord)

    04/17/2007 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 119 replies · 4,041+ views ^ | 04.17.07 | MATT APUZZO
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, blood-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note in his dorm room raging against women and rich kids.  A chilling picture emerged Tuesday of Cho Seung-Hui — a 23-year-old senior majoring in English — a day after the bloodbath that left 33 people dead, including Cho, who killed himself as police closed in. News reports said that he may have been taking medication for depression and that he was becoming increasingly violent and erratic. Despite the many warning...
  • The National Council of Boy Scouts of America pays Tribute to President Gerald R. Ford

    12/30/2006 8:26:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies · 1,659+ views
    BSA National Council & the Gerald R. Ford Council | 12.26.06
    IN MEMORIAMGerald R. Ford38th President of the United StatesJuly 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006 The Boy Scouts of America joins the Ford family and our country in mourning the loss of President Gerald R. Ford. His presidential term coincided with a very difficult time in American history, but he served with grace and dignity. President Ford achieved Eagle Scout, Scouting's highest rank, which is accomplished by only about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts. By dedicating himself to serving the youth and families of his country throughout his life, he left each of us with a shining example...
  • To Boy Scout, building labyrinth is a journey itself

    10/06/2006 12:59:10 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 360+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Thursday, October 05, 2006 | CORNELIA SEIGNEUR
    To Boy Scout, building labyrinth is a journey itself Service - West Linn Lutheran's new footpath reflects Kevin Lenihan's vision and perseverance Thursday, October 05, 2006 CORNELIA SEIGNEUR The Oregonian Kevin Lenihan first walked a labyrinth at age 14. "I just loved it," he said. "Just finding an inner peace. That is the whole purpose of the labyrinth, to walk silently, really just calming down." Now he's the designer of a new outdoor labyrinth at West Linn Lutheran Church that will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday during regular church services. A reception will follow. Lenihan, 17, a West...
  • No Longer a Boy, Forever a Scout

    09/25/2006 9:11:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies · 977+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | August 31, 2006 | ELIZABETH MOORE
    It was 1926. Queen Elizabeth II was born, the first liquid-fuel rocket was launched and a pair of men's pants cost less than $6. It also was the year Charles Soldi joined the Boy Scouts. Soldi, the middle of six kids living in Orange, was 12 when he was recruited by a neighbor. He quickly advanced in Scouting with the goal of making Eagle Scout, the organization's highest achievement. He earned 22 merit badges and in February 1932, at a court of honor, he was presented with his sterling silver Eagle Scout pin. Yesterday, Scouting officials from northern New Jersey...
  • Fitzpatrick steps in for Boy Scouts

    07/31/2006 4:26:14 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | July 31, 2006 4:34 AM | Brian Scheid
    Fitzpatrick steps in for Boy Scouts By BRIAN SCHEID Bucks County Courier Times Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, R-8, wants the city of Philadelphia to end its dispute with the Boy Scouts of America. Fitzpatrick has sent a letter to Philadelphia Mayor John Street, blasting the city's pending decision to oust the Boy Scouts from their Philadelphia headquarters for refusing to change their policy prohibiting gay members. Fitzpatrick, an Eagle Scout and former president of the Bucks County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, also gave a brief speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday in support...
  • Family welcomes 12th Eagle Scout

    07/16/2006 4:09:25 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Hoosier Times ^ | July 16, 2006 | Jason Mullis
    Family welcomes 12th Eagle Scout Sunday, July 16, 2006 Last modified: Sunday, July 16, 2006 6:46 AM CDT By Jason Mullis, Hoosier Times BEDFORD - There are 12 virtues the American Boy Scouts espouse to the youth in their charge. Similarly, when Travis Scherschel earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout Saturday, he became the 12th Scherschel to do so. "Becoming an Eagle Scout is an outstanding achievement, which requires hard work and dedication," Mark Scherschel, Travis' father, read from a letter from President George W. Bush. "Your accomplishment serves as an example of excellence and a source of...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scouts Hoped Shuttle Discovery Would Have Launched

    07/02/2006 5:59:22 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 297+ views
    KGBT ^ | July 2, 2006 | Anabel Marquez
    Boy Scouts Hoped Shuttle Discovery Would Have Launched July 2, 2006, 05:49 PM Reported by Anabel Marquez McAllen Space shuttle Discovery is on the launch pad in Florida. But it isn't going anywhere. As people waited to see the discovery's lift-off Saturday, NASA officials called off the expedition due to bad weather. In the Valley, members of McAllen Boy Scout Troop 7 gathered at one of the boy scouts' houses to watch the launch. They were excited about Astronaut Michael Fossum, a former Eagle Scout from their troop - leap into space. "It's just such a small world that he...
  • Rumsfeld Receives Scouting's Highest Commendation

    05/26/2006 6:45:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld received scouting's highest honor from the Boy Scouts of America here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) receives the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, May 26. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I'm very honored to accept scouting's Silver Buffalo Award," Rumsfeld said during a breakfast sponsored by the National Eagle Scout Association. "Since its earliest days, the Boy Scouts have cultivated leadership and good citizenship, a service that has been...
  • Dog lover labors to be an Eagle (As Scout project, teen will fix up park for canines )

    04/14/2006 6:26:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 450+ views
    After watching the deterioration of the dog park he frequently visits with his pet, an East Side boy decided he wanted to fix it up a little. Raymond Snyder, a 14-year-old who is committed to becoming an Eagle Scout, will begin work on the off-leash dog area at Palo Verde Park, 300 S. Mann Ave., today. He plans to complete the work on April 22. He chose to take on the task after noticing cracks in tables, water containers for dogs that created a muddy mess, and holes in the ground that left dogs with minor injuries. Even his own...
  • Teen saves life of woman who saved him

    02/05/2006 2:56:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 988+ views
    NBC News ^ | February 5, 2006
    N.Y. teen performs Heimlich on nurse who gave him CPR years earlier Call it a simple twist of fate — times two: A teenager in western New York state has saved the life of the same woman who years ago saved his life.
  • National, World Leaders Vote to End Human Right Violations Against LGBT Persons; [Barf Alert]

    11/21/2005 2:09:12 PM PST · by ncountylee · 45 replies · 762+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 11/21/2005
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- LGBT elected and appointed leaders from across the United States and around the world passed an historic resolution in Seattle this weekend at the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference calling upon "all nations and governments to adopt a vocal, clear and consistent policy on international human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people that includes a call on other countries to abolish sodomy laws." Attendees, some who traveled from as far away as Sri Lanka and Poland, vowed to continue to bring attention to the horrific record of some countries on this...
  • White Castle Patron Helps Catch Robbery Suspect

    01/09/2006 2:14:16 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 28 replies · 967+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | January 9, 2006
    White Castle Patron Helps Catch Robbery Suspect Police Expect To Honor Man With AwardPOSTED: 8:52 am EST January 9, 2006 DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. -- A patron at a White Castle restaurant in Dearborn Heights is expected to be honored by police for his action during a robbery early Sunday morning. Police said a 16-year-old Garden City boy armed with a machete is accused of robbing a White Castle restaurant on Ford and Inkster roads at about 2:45 a.m. University of Michigan student Peter Kim and his girlfriend walked in on the robbery, and Kim sprang into action, Local 4 reported....
  • Eight Troop Members Earn Scouting's Highest Honor (WI)

    12/28/2005 1:32:06 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 859+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | December 28, 2005 | Gena Kittner
    At this time last year, only one of the 11 members of Boy Scout Troop 90 in Sun Prairie, WI had attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Now, eight have earned the organization's highest honor- at a time when nationally, only about 4 percent of boys who join Boy Scouts make Eagle Scout. "I'm excited for their future - they're good leaders," said Art Blanchet, a troop adviser and father of two members who became Eagle Scouts. "It's an accomplishment that can't be taken away. It's something they probably won't appreciate until they get a little older."To become an Eagle...
  • Boy Scout renovating fort trails for his Eagle Scout project

    12/05/2005 4:44:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,020+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — At 14, Daniel Rich is one part site supervisor and another part worker. The Buena High School ninth-grader needs to be both, as he leads and does labor that hopefully will earn him the rank of Eagle Scout, as a member of Boy Scout Troop 431. Sunday, Daniel had the support of others from his Fort Huachuca troop, a couple of scouts from Troop 444 in Sierra Vista, family members, friends and soldiers from Company B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion and Headquarters Company of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade in renovating trails on the post’s Heritage Park....
  • Scout chose ‘road less traveled’ to serve (B.S.A. Eagle Scout that is)

    11/26/2005 5:58:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 561+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Roger L. Nelson
    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Nov. 25, 2005) -- From a young Eagle Scout to hardened Marine, he chose to take “the road less traveled” to become one of the “few and the proud.” “College wasn’t really an option for me, once I got out of high school,” said Josh S. Wartchow, squad leader, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. “I wanted to do something for my country that would make people proud. I also wanted to build upon the leadership skills that I learned when I was an Eagle Scout, so I knew the military was...
  • Roberts: A smart, self-effacing 'Eagle Scout' - (friend: "Dems can't touch him!")

    07/20/2005 4:23:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 909+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | JULY 20, 2005 | A/P
    John G. Roberts pairs a youthful demeanor with a sharp, seasoned legal mind that has impressed Ivy League professors, government lawyers and U.S. presidents. Befitting his age of 50 and limited time on the appellate court, the book on his judicial decisions remains a work in progress. President Bush on Tuesday tapped Roberts to become the nation's 109th Supreme Court justice, introducing the Harvard honors graduate, former clerk to William Rehnquist and successful Washington attorney to the nation in prime time. "He has argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court and earned a reputation as one of the best legal...
  • Scout’s honor, Corps Values makes Chicago native well-rounded Marine

    05/14/2005 1:40:39 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 9 replies · 479+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | MAy 14, 2005 | 2nd Marine Division - Cpl. Tom Sloan
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (May 14, 2005) -- A 20-year-old Eagle Scout and Marine from Chicago ensures vehicles used by 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment stay fueled and in the ongoing fight on the urban battlefield here. Lance Cpl. Mathew D. Hawkins, a motor transportation operator with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, is responsible for keeping the infantry battalion’s two bases, Camps Snake Pit and Hurricane Point, supplied with fuel. Each morning and evening, the 2003 Crandon High School graduate fills his 7-ton tanker-truck with fuel from Camp Ramadi and takes his place in the re-supply convoy that visits the two camps....
  • 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.”...
  • New Eagle Scout overcame all the obstacles and soared

    07/23/2004 1:27:16 PM PDT · by esryle · 13 replies · 670+ views
    Disability barely slowed Sam Roe's march to his dream EVERETT -- When asked which Scouting accomplishment he was most proud of -- rock climbing, swimming, 20-mile bike rides, lashing ropes -- Sam Roe's answer shot out of his mouth like a bullet. "Being here." "Here" was aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln yesterday, in a cavernous hangar of the aircraft carrier surrounded by friends, family, sailors and Gov. Gary Locke -- all of whom helped make his improbable dream of becoming an Eagle Scout come true. The 15-year-old, who suffered a stroke before birth and has cerebral palsy, completed all the...