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  • Boy Scouts of America Jamboree Camp excludes obese Boy Scouts

    07/16/2013 9:44:13 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 55 replies
    "We required a level of fitness in order to come to the Jamboree that we haven't required before," McCarthy said. "And that has motivated an enormous return in terms of both kids and adults getting serious about improving their health."
  • Special Report: A $439 million camp adds to Boy Scouts money crunch

    07/16/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/15/2013 | Robin Respaut and Brian Grow
    Known as The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, the 10,600-acre park opens Monday, when 30,000 scouts are expected to visit for the quadrennial National Jamboree. The Summit will have more than 5 miles of zip lines, a whitewater-rafting circuit, a 120-foot tree house and a stadium for 85,000 people.
  • Overweight Boy Scouts barred from national Jamboree by new BMI requirement

    07/16/2013 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 37 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 16, 2013 | Natalie Villacorta
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Boy Scouts at this year’s national Jamboree were kayaking, rock climbing, zip-lining and bike riding in 90-degree heat Monday. And for the first time, scouts and their leaders had to meet new health requirements: No one with a body mass index of 40 or higher was eligible to attend. A 16-year-old boy who is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds would have a healthy BMI of about 22. The rugged terrain at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, where the Jamboree is taking place for the first time, warrants these new requirements,...
  • US Jamboree requires health-conscious Scouts

    07/15/2013 12:26:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 13, 2013 11:38 AM ED | John Raby
    This year’s Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree is being billed as the most physically demanding in its history: There’s rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting and biking. And Scouts will go about the sprawling, hilly landscape the old-fashioned way—on foot. Thousands of Scouts gather for 10 days starting Monday at a new location in West Virginia. Officials designed the 1,000-plus acre Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve to take advantage of the Mountain State’s natural assets, and they also put into place new physical fitness requirements that eliminated morbidly obese Scouts from participating. … This year, 30,000 Scouts ages 12...

    04/01/2011 8:20:35 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 109 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom Jamboree ^ | 04/01/2011 | seekthetruth
    FREEDOM JAMBOREE, THE NATIONAL TEA PARTY STRAW POLL CONVENTION & LEAVENWORTH 10 FREEDOM RIDE Freedom Jamboree is a coalition of grassroots, independent Tea Party and conservative community organizers from around the country, completely independent of any national Tea Party umbrella organization. Freedom Jamboree sent invitations to all national Tea Party potential candidates for 2012 in mid-January, and will invite any new candidates that announce their candidacy in the next few months. Invitations were sent only to those who have supported the Tea Party movement and its Constitutional principles by both word and deed. Many of them already accepted and many...
  • Obama booed lustily by Boy Scouts

    08/08/2010 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2010 | Rick Moran
    The president decided to pass up the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary in order to make an "historic" appearance on ABC's "The View." Despite the fact that the Jamboree was just a hop, skip, and a jump from the White House at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, the president sent a recorded message instead of showing up himself. The reaction of the Boy Scouts to the video tells the story ... Never was a Boy Scout myself but I understand that the Jamboree means a lot to those in attendance. And the Boy Scouts have meant a lot...
  • Gates Shares Common Experiences, Vision With Scouts

    07/29/2010 6:21:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today shared his personal experiences and passion for Boy Scouting with tens of thousands of Scouts and their families gathered for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Boy Scouts of America. Video U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses an audience of more than 45,000 scouts during the Boy Scouts of America 2010 National Scout Jamboree on Fort AP Hill, Va., July 28, 2010. The massive group of boy scouts from all across America came to the 12,000 acre site for 10 days to celebrate the Boy Scouts centennial. DoD...
  • Scouts come together for state's largest celebration of Scouting's 100th anniversary

    04/17/2010 11:04:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Updated 4/17/10 | Robert Jordan
    PLEASANTON — What birthday would be complete without a song? And to help celebrate 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America, hundreds of packs and troops obliged Friday with their own version. Scouts from throughout Northern California kicked off the Northern California 100th Anniversary Jamboree opening ceremony with their own chant at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Members from as far south as Yosemite to as far north as the Oregon border belted out: "We got spirit, yes we do. We got spirit, how about you?" The chant grew in volume and enthusiasm as it snaked its way from one...
  • Scouts banned from eating burgers and bangers - because of religious beliefs

    08/02/2007 10:07:51 AM PDT · by foolscap · 179 replies · 3,705+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd August 2007 | staff
    Youngsters celebrating the 100th birthday of the scouting movement have been banned from eating burgers and bangers - because they might offend youngsters of other religions. And the scouts have been banned from having campfires and instead have to sit round a potplant - because of safety fears. The traditional camping food made way way for vegetarian dishes - a hundred years after Scout founder Lord Baden-Powell took his first group of 20 boys to the great outdoors. The 1907 boys caught rabbits and cooked them on an open fire on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset. But in 2007,...
  • Sunrise Marks Our 100th Anniversary (World Scout Jamboree)

    08/02/2007 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 9 replies · 423+ views
    World Scout Jamboree 2007 ^ | August 1, 2007 | Steve Coburn
    The dawn of a new day signals the start of a new century for Scouting.At 8am on August 1st 1907 Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement opened the world's first ever scout camp, on Brownsea Island, by sounding his Kudu horn three times. One hundred years later, and the UK Chief Scout, Peter Duncan, was there to blow his Kudu horn three times to mark the beginning of the Worldwide Scouting Sunrise.Throughout the different time zones, Scouts from around the world renewed their Scout Promise at exactly 8am to mark the centenary of the opening camp.Meanwhile, at the...
  • Court: 2010 Jamboree can go forward (Court tells ACLU to butt out)

    04/04/2007 12:37:15 PM PDT · by RB2 · 20 replies · 1,598+ views
    Boy Scouts Legal Affairs Website & Blawg ^ | April 4, 2007 | Boy Scouts of America
    Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward IRVING, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boy Scouts of America is pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the ACLU's lawsuit against the Department of Defense for supporting the National Scout Jamboree. For more than 25 years, Boy Scouts have held the National Scout Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Scouts from all over the country camp together for ten days and participate in activities emphasizing physical fitness, appreciation of the outdoors, and patriotism. Seven...
  • Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward

    04/04/2007 12:27:16 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 28 replies · 1,424+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | April 4, 2007 | anon
    Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward IRVING, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boy Scouts of America is pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the ACLU's lawsuit against the Department of Defense for supporting the National Scout Jamboree. For more than 25 years, Boy Scouts have held the National Scout Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Scouts from all over the country camp together for ten days and participate in activities emphasizing physical fitness, appreciation of the outdoors, and...
  • Jamboree documents released

    08/15/2006 1:36:04 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 230+ views
    TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | KIRAN KRISHNAMURTHY
    Army: Witnesses did not recall seeing signs about power lines before four Scout leaders died Three witnesses to the electrocution of four National Scout Jamboree leaders did not recall any signs warning of high-voltage power lines in the vicinity, according to investigative documents. However, a photograph included in the documents does show the presence of a sign. And one Boy Scout from the Western Alaska troop stated he noticed the overhead electrical lines before a metal tent pole touched them on July 25, 2005, the first day of the quadrennial event at the U.S. Army's Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline...
  • ACLU vs Boy Scout Case Heads To Court Of Appeals

    04/05/2006 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 22 replies · 6,593+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 5-Mar-06 | John Stephenson
    In 2005, a federal district court in Chicago sided with the ACLU and ruled that the military’s support for the National Scout Jamboree - held once every four years at Fort A.P. Hill in Fredericksburg, Virginia - unconstitutional. The case is Winkler v. Rumsfeld, No. 05-3451 (7th Cir.). The ACLU’s claim is that the Scout Oath’s “duty to God” makes the Boy Scouts a religious organization, like a church, and that military support for the Jamboree violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. If the ruling stands, the military may not lend equipment or provide logistical support to the...
  • [Boy Scout] Jamboree report released (OSHA)

    03/07/2006 2:41:05 AM PST · by leadpenny · 14 replies · 646+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 7Mar06 | JEFF BRANSCOME
    Contractors with a now-defunct Virginia tent company said they never solicited help from four Boy Scout leaders electrocuted while setting up a large dining tent on the opening day of last summer's National Scout Jamboree, according to a report released yesterday. This contradicts a statement issued during the jamboree by officials from the Western Alaska Council, in which they said the contractors asked some of the leaders to help raise the tent. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's report also states that the federal agency would have issued a citation to the Boy Scouts of America for exposing employees to...
  • Support Our Scouts Act

    01/12/2006 11:16:59 AM PST · by RonF · 23 replies · 303+ views ^ | 1/10/2006 | Some Congressional Staffer
    This is the text of the "Support our Scouts Act".SEC. 8173. SUPPORT FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS- (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Support Our Scouts Act of 2005'.(b) Support for Youth Organizations- (1) DEFINITIONS- In this subsection--(A) the term `Federal agency' means each department, agency, instrumentality, or other entity of the United States Government; and(B) the term `youth organization'--(i) means any organization that is designated by the President as an organization that is primarily intended to--(I) serve individuals under the age of 21 years;(II) provide training in citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, service to community, and teamwork; and(III)...
  • Congressmen back Scouts in ACLU suit

    11/09/2005 7:57:42 AM PST · by Jay777 · 9 replies · 738+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | November 9, 2005 | Unknown
    Ninety members of Congress filed a brief yesterday with a federal appeals court declaring support for the U.S. Defense Department in its sponsorship of the Boy Scouts of America's national jamboree. The department's backing of the quadrennial event, attended this year by more than 40,000 Scouts, was opposed in a 1999 lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU contends federal government sponsorship violates the First Amendment, because the Boy Scouts require members to swear an oath to "do my duty to God and my country." The next jamboree is scheduled for 2010 to coincide with the 100th...
  • 2005 Scout Jamboree Memories

    08/11/2005 10:53:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 535+ views
    Home Photo Gallery News & Facts Activities Jambo Map Exhibits Schedule Visiting “Ask Bob” BSA HomeJoin Scouts! Jamboree Today: August 2 August 1   July 31   July 30   July 29   July 28   July 27   July 262005 Jamboree Today Collectors Edition CD Order Form  Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts.....GOPedro Burrowed In At National Exhibits.....GOTalent Search Uncovers Hidden Skills And Abilities.....GOA Letter Of Thanks From Western Alaska Troops.....GOScouts Had Loads Of Fun, Accomplished Much.....GO Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts President George W. Bush shakes hands with Scouts after his address at the closing arena show. (Photo by...
  • The ACLU's 30 Years War

    08/09/2005 6:03:06 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 16 replies · 670+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/8/05 | Scott Johnson
    A week ago yesterday President Bush spoke before the more than 30,000 Boy Scouts attending the 16th National Scout Jamboree. The tragic deaths by electrocution of four adult Scout leaders on July 25 dominated news of the Jamboree, and the coverage of Bush's speech was perfunctory at best. Like many of President Bush's formal speeches, however, his remarks are worth reading in their entirety. They are eloquent, funny, personal, and moving. Bush first noted that the "Scouts have set a high standard of service and duty to God and country." He observed that "through the generations, Scouts have made America...
  • Better than aviation education is a really cool patch (BSA)

    08/05/2005 6:15:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 605+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- About 43,000 Boy Scouts departed this Army installation Aug. 3 after 10 days of scouting, camping and learning. As part of the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, Boy Scouts nationwide gathered to make new friends, practice their scouting skills and earn "merit badges." Thanks to retired Lt. Col. Tom Sawner, a former pilot, about 1,000 of those young men left the Jamboree with a new merit badge and a greater appreciation and understanding of aviation. The aviation merit badge is particularly difficult to get, Colonel Sawner said, because the resources needed to complete the requirements for...