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  • Boy Scouts call leader arrested in SC online predator sting operation 'abhorrent'

    07/30/2018 8:04:06 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    WIS ^ | 7/27/2018 | Tanita Gaither
    Full Title: Boy Scouts call leader arrested in SC online predator sting operation 'abhorrent', ban him from programs RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A former Midlands Boy Scout leader has been called "abhorrent" by the organization after he was named as one of 38 people arrested in an online predator operation led by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Heath Mills was arrested on two counts of solicitation of minor during "Operation Full Armor," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Thursday. Mills was identified as a troop leader in Lexington County. David Angle, assistant south executive/CEO of the Indan Waters Council...
  • Trail Life USA takes part in Corpus Christi Procession

    06/16/2018 11:48:52 AM PDT · by davidwendell · 9 replies
    On May 31, Trailmen joined St. Joseph Parish in honoring Christ with a procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi. For approximately 800 years Catholics set aside the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday to acknowledge the awesome reality that Jesus meant what he said, “This is my Body” and “He who eats me will live because of me.” Along with the warning that, “Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord.” The Feast of Corpus Christi and the procession with the Blessed...
  • The Marxist-Progressive War on the Boy Scouts

    06/02/2018 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 1, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    The title of this article will raise eyebrows even among conservatives, but read on. The title is accurate and undeniable. The left has succeeded in driving a final nail in the coffin of the Boy Scouts as it once was. The organization is now a shell of its self. It capitulated first on “gay” scout leaders, then on “transgender” scouts, and now on girls joining the Boy Scouts. Progressives bask in their triumph, dancing on the grave of an organization they never wanted to build up; it was an organization they wanted to take down. For the left, this is...
  • Trail Life Catholics Get Their Bishops

    05/29/2018 5:54:16 AM PDT · by davidwendell · 6 replies
    Three amazing bishops have joined Catholic Trailmen and Traildads (is that a word?) to ensure a future for Catholic outdoor adventure.  With joy and gratitude Trail Life can announce that the Most Reverend James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln (Nebraska); the Most Reverend David Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck (North Dakota); and the Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs (Colorado), have agreed to join our new Episcopal Advisory Board and to offer their counsel to the National Catholic Committee for Trail Life. Bishop Conley is a wonderful, rock solid bishop known for his dynamic orthodoxy and willingness to...
  • Boy Scouts to provide condoms at upcoming World Jamboree

    05/24/2018 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Boy Scouts will reportedly provide condoms at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree. The World Organization of Scouting Movement handbook requires the host organization to “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team staff] at a number of locations on the site.” The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1. The theme is “Unlock a New World.” The World Jamboree is an official World Organization of the Scout Movement event. The Boy Scouts are co-hosting this year’s program with two other scouting organizations, Scouts...
  • Mormons to drop Scouting as part of new global initiative

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

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

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

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

    03/20/2018 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 59 replies
    Dallas News.com ^ | 3/20/2018 | Tom Steele
    A Utah man is suing the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America after the organization voided every merit badge his son — who has Down syndrome — has earned, blocking the 15-year-old's path to becoming an Eagle Scout. Chad Blythe of Payson, Utah, filed the lawsuit last week in the state's 4th District Court, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. He claims the Boy Scouts and the Utah National Parks Council engaged in "outrageous and reckless conduct" and that his family has suffered emotional distress because of their actions.Logan Blythe had been planning to create kits with blankets and onesies for infants with special needs as...
  • We had a great time going camping. Now I am going to be a mommy!

    10/13/2017 3:36:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
  • Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

    05/11/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT · by super7man · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2017 | Fox News
    Older teenagers will be pulled from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Mormon church announced Thursday. The announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means an estimated 130,000-180,000 teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. The Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teens had become difficult to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release. "Instead, Young Men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual outlined by the...
  • Secaucus transgender boy returns to Scouting [Girl in Boys Scouts]

    02/08/2017 7:52:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 2/8/17 | Abbott Koloff
    In a moment of historic significance, Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform on Tuesday night as he became a member of Pack 20 in Essex County while his mother held back tears — one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its national policy to allow transgender children to be scouts....
  • Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

    02/03/2017 5:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Tim Graham.The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a "traditional, values-based" organization, whose oath spoke of a "duty to God" and whose law insisted the Scouts be "reverent." Now the BSA worships something else: corporate donations. It should have been expected after it folded on homosexual Scouts and then on homosexual scoutmasters. Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born a girl named Jodi Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how he "made them male and female." In today's...
  • Goodbye, Boy Scouts of America. You Spineless Cowards

    02/02/2017 5:23:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Matt Walsh
    Goodbye, Boy Scouts. You fools. You invertebrates. You caved once again and will now allow “transgender boys” — also known as girls — to enter your ranks. I guess you forgot that the girls already have their own branch of the Scouts. It’s called the Girl Scouts. You know, the one with the cookies. Will the Boy Scouts start selling cookies now, too? That would be one upside to all of this, at least. Your chief executive declared yesterday that it’s “not sufficient” to use a birth certificate as reference point to determine a person’s gender. I’m certain that he...
  • On Transgenders, the Boy Scouts Did What I Predicted They Would

    01/31/2017 3:25:47 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 28 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/31/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Though I was never involved in scouting, I've always been an enthusiastic outdoorsman and greatly respected the mission of the Boy Scouts. That respect was waning years ago, and is now completely gone. I have three boys and would NEVER allow them to participate in an organization so "Physically Ignorant, Mentally Lazy, and Morally Lost."
  • Boy Scout Leaders Embrace Transgender Claims, Discard ‘Boys Only’ Rule

    01/31/2017 1:47:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2017 | Neil Munro
    The Boy Scouts organization has adopted a transgender policy change which suddenly ends its 106-year role as a single-sex character-development group for young boys. The group discarded the unifying entry requirements of boyhood and male biology, and is now accepting females who wish to live as “transgender boys,” after just a few weeks of internal discussion.
  • Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children to join

    01/30/2017 6:51:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/17 | Katie Zezima
    The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children to enroll in scouting programs. Boy Scouts chief executive Michael Surbaugh said in a video message that the organization will now accept boys based on the gender a parent puts on a child’s scouting application, ending a policy of accepting boys based on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate. “We realized that referring to birth certificates as the reference point is no longer sufficient,” Surbaugh said in a video message. “Communities and state laws are now interpreting gender identity differently than society did in the...
  • Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children Into Programs

    01/30/2017 4:32:07 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2 hours ago | staff reporter
    The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs. The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate. A spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined. A transgender child in Secaucus, New Jersey, was...
  • Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

    01/30/2017 5:02:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Yahoo Reuters ^ | January 30, 2017
    The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday the group would begin accepting transgender boys, bucking its more than a century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility. "Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application," Boy Scouts of America communications director Effie Delimarkos said in an emailed statement. Delimarkos' cited shifting definitions of gender under state laws, which can "vary widely from state to state," in explaining the change.