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  • DNA could clear 'Satanic' triple murder teenagers

    11/04/2007 12:37:28 PM PST · by 49th · 28 replies · 647+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 11/04/07 | Paul Harris
    The horrific crime shocked a nation. Three young boys, cub scouts, were tied up, murdered and their naked bodies dumped in a drainage ditch. As a Deep South community bayed for justice, attention focused on a group of misfit teenagers, heavy metal fans accused of killing the children in a Satanic ritual. The case became a sensation at a time when a 'Satanic panic' over cults was gripping 1990s America. All three were found guilty. Jason Baldwin, then 16, and Jessie Misskelley, 17, got life sentences. Damien Echols, 18, was put on death row, where he remains. Now evidence, including...
  • 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 http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA103107.10B.PerryBook.31f57c2.html http://tinyurl.com/2a97dx 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...
  • City Hikes Boy Scouts' Rent by $199,999 over Gay Ban (Philadelphia)

    10/18/2007 9:41:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 408 replies · 4,017+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/18/2007 | Joseph A. Slobodzian
    The Boy Scouts of America's refusal to bend its rules to permit gay scouts will cost the organization's local chapter $200,000 a year if it wishes to keep its headquarters in a city-owned building on Logan Square. Representatives of the Boy Scouts of America's Cradle of Liberty Council were notified that to remain in their 79-year-old landmark headquarters, they needed to pay the city a "fair market" rent, Fairmount Park Commission president Robert N.C. Nix said yesterday. Currently, the rent is $1 a year....
  • God is Back on U.S. Flag Certificates

    10/16/2007 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 7 replies · 99+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2007 | L.A. Holmes
    God is Back on U.S. Flag Certificates Tuesday , October 16, 2007 By L.A. Holmes WASHINGTON — God is here to stay, say members of Congress who on Tuesday presented a 17-year-old Eagle Scout with a corrected version of a certificate that accompanied a flag that he purchased to fly over the U.S. Capitol. Andrew LaRochelle was the first to raise questions about the Architect of the Capitol policy that censored the word “God” out of certificates verifying the flag's authenticity. The flags are purchased and flown at constituents' requests, and include personal messages that until last week could not...
  • Scouts Nationwide to Compete for 100th Anniversary Logo

    08/27/2007 2:08:25 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 776+ views
    BSA (PR Newswire) ^ | 08-27-2007
    Scouts Nationwide to Compete for 100th Anniversary Logo http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-27-2007/0004652077 http://tinyurl.com/37d52o Once-in-a-Lifetime Design Contest Celebrates Boy Scouts of America's Coming 2010 Milestone DALLAS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all Scouts! Nearly three million Scouting youth from every corner of the country are invited to participate in a special contest launched today by the Boy Scouts of America to design the new logo that will showcase BSA's upcoming 100th anniversary. Centered on the theme "Celebrating the Adventure. Continuing the Journey," the winning logo design will be chosen by a select panel of judges for use as the official symbol of the 100th...
  • 35,000 flock to join the Afghan Scouts

    08/13/2007 10:12:03 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 304+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12:35am BST 12/08/2007 | Eleanor Mayne
    35,000 flock to join the Afghan Scouts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/12/wscout112.xml http://tinyurl.com/32cbkm By Eleanor Mayne in Kabul, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:35am BST 12/08/2007 After nearly three decades of war, never has the motto "Be Prepared" had more resonance. As the worldwide Scout movement celebrates its 100th birthday this month, war-torn Afghanistan has become the unlikely setting for a boom in recruits. More than 35,000 young Afghans have boosted the ranks of the Afghanistan Scout Association since the fall of the fundamentalist Taliban five years ago. From conflict-ravaged Helmand to the capital Kabul, Scout groups have been established in 24 of the 34...
  • 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...
  • Scouting the future

    07/30/2007 1:12:21 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 204+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | July 29, 2007 | Hal Iggulden
    Scouting the future http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article2158120.ece http://tinyurl.com/2abldd July 29, 2007 Hal Iggulden, co-author of The Dangerous Book for Boys, believes the Scouts – 100 years after they were founded – can solve the crisis in 21st century manhood Roland White In a school playground way back in the 1960s I made the first significant moral choice of my life. My best friend had asked me if I’d come to a meeting of his Cub Scout pack: just to see what it was like. On the other hand, a girl in our class also wanted to know whether I’d be at all interested...
  • 'Utterly cared for': Minister writes of finding peace, link to God in nature

    07/30/2007 12:15:18 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 186+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | Jul 26, 2007 | CHRISTINE COX
    'Utterly cared for': Minister writes of finding peace, link to God in nature http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070726/Lives/707260476/1047/Lives http://tinyurl.com/2uf995 Jul 26, 2007 CHRISTINE COX Tribune Staff Writer John Lionberger, a United Church of Christ minister and religious author, admits there are times when he is tempted to not believe in God. "Faith just isn't a head thing at all. I could talk myself out of God just in a heartbeat," he says in a telephone interview. "But if I listen to my heart, I think that's the truer voice. That's the grounded voice. I guess, the ancient voice." It's a voice he didn't hear...
  • Fire away, county tells Scouts: Temporary permit for shooting range OK'd over protests

    07/13/2007 11:24:43 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 13 replies · 339+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 12, 2007 | Ivan Moreno
    Elbert County commissioners on Wednesday gave Boy Scouts the go-ahead to host two weekend shooting-range events, to the dismay of neighbors who say the shotguns are too loud. The commissioners' decision went against the recommendation of their planning director and the county sheriff. They granted a temporary permit, on the condition that the Scouts conduct noise tests, limit shooting hours and give neighbors notice of their shoot-a-thons, which raise funds. But Jay Enyart, who lives across the street from the Scouts' Peaceful Valley Ranch, said after the meeting he was disappointed. "I feel like this was a political solution where...
  • The Pope and the Boy Scouts

    07/12/2007 1:30:44 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 10 replies · 587+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7/12/2007 12:07:22 AM | Hal G.P. Colebatch
    It was good to read that Pope Benedict sent a message of support to the Scout movement on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. August 1 marks the centenary of the first Scout camp, organized by Sir Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell on the island of Brownsea, in England. Boy Scouts, and the values which the Scouting movement inculcates, have attracted the admiration of great men from the movement's earliest days. Its beginnings were Edwardian, and it has preserved much of the best of that sunny and admirable period of Western civilization. In a letter addressed to Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, president...
  • Scouts' firing range irks residents

    07/08/2007 11:04:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 2,967+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 7, 2007 | Ivan Moreno
    Scouts' firing range irks residents Neighbors say clay shooting events disruptive By Ivan Moreno, Rocky Mountain News July 7, 2007 ELBERT - Neighbors say the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is anything but that. The realization came after an explosion of shotgun blasts from the camp in May, when Boy Scouts held a two-day clay shooting fundraiser. "It sounded like Hamas had a training camp next door," said Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis, who fielded numerous calls from people who live near the ranch. The Scouts say no one complained to them. Although the camp has had a shooting range for...
  • Want an American flag delivered to your door?

    07/06/2007 4:38:31 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 07/06/07 | Tessa Schweigert
    Boy Scouts set up and take down flags in northwest Boise and Eagle for a troop fundraiser. In the realm of delivering holiday cheer before dawn, there's Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and a group of local Boy Scouts. Instead of presents or Easter eggs, the 16 Boy Scouts set up American flags for patriotic holidays, including Independence Day. Early Wednesday morning the crew planted the stars and stripes in 136 lawns scattered throughout northwest Boise and Eagle. The Scouts charge $30 for the service, which guarantees an American flag on President's Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of...
  • City of Brotherly Love Hates the Boy Scouts

    07/02/2007 6:43:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 958+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 07/02/2007 | Robert H. Knight
    Philadelphia has big city problems. The murder rate is on the rise, and gangs make some areas unsafe even in the daytime. It’s no secret that fatherless, undisciplined boys are the main reason the streets are deadly. So what is the city doing about it? Let’s imagine for a moment that we’re in a Philadelphia City Council discussion. “How about a crackdown on gangs? Or a crackdown on drug dealers?” “Nah. Those people shoot back. I’ve got it! Let’s persecute the Boy Scouts! They won’t give the police any trouble.” “Yeah, this will be a great way to pay back...
  • Myth of Boyhood

    06/27/2007 3:01:46 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 19 replies · 516+ views
    Newsweek ^ | July 2-9, 2007 issue | Jennie Yabroff
    Picture a world where your father walks with you down a starlit road, pausing to point out Orion. He recites Robert Frost, knows how a battery works—and all the rules about girls. "The Dangerous Book for Boys," by brothers Conn and Hal Iggulden, is peaking on Amazon's best-seller list (No. 5 last week) by recalling just that world. The compendium of trivia, history and advice is geared toward preteen boys, but it's found a surprising audience in men in their 30s and 40s, too. The book's marbled endpapers, archival illustrations and dry, humorous tone ("excitable bouts of windbreaking will not...
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOY SCOUT STORY

    06/25/2007 7:29:29 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Mon, Jun. 25, 2007 | MARK CHILUTTI
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOY SCOUT STORY http://www.philly.com/dailynews/opinion/8161352.html By MARK CHILUTTI Posted on Mon, Jun. 25, 2007 I'M WRITING THIS filled with disappointment due to the actions of the leadership of the city that I love. While in Atlanta several weeks ago on Boy Scout business, I was pulled aside and told we'd been blindsided, again with regard to the office that the Scouts have occupied and maintained in Philadelphia since 1928. I get frustrated when I read the side of the story that our city solicitor tells, as it seems to not fall in line with the first...
  • The Boy Scouts

    06/22/2007 7:31:22 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 8 replies · 357+ views
    American Profile ^ | 6/17/2007 | Elizabeth Johnson
    The Boy Scouts http://www.americanprofile.com/article/22342.html http://tinyurl.com/2bogc9 by Elizabeth Johnson As an American flag waves high in the morning sky at the Meridian Historical Village in Okemos, Mich. (pop. 22,805), more than 80 khaki-uniformed Boy Scouts raise their right hands in a three-fingered salute. “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight,” the Scouts recite in unison. The recitation of the Boy Scout Oath marks the beginning of a weekend...
  • MSU to offer scholarships to Eagle Scouts, Gold Award winners

    06/14/2007 6:12:51 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 199+ views
    Clarion Ledger | June 13, 2007 | Andy Kanengiser
    MSU to offer scholarships to Eagle Scouts, Gold Award winners http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070613/NEWS/70613002 http://tinyurl.com/2th5xt June 13, 2007 By Andy Kanengiser andy.kanengiser@clarionledger.com [see text of article at URL above]
  • Scouts Honor: One famous Logan Square building won’t go condo—at least for now

    06/13/2007 6:07:52 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 209+ views
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | JUNE 13, 2007 | Gwen Shaffer
    Scouts Honor: One famous Logan Square building won’t go condo—at least for nowhttp://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/14825 by Gwen Shaffer Should the local assembly of Boy Scouts be evicted from its headquarters in the Art Museum area, the grand Beaux Arts building will remain “institutional in nature,” Philadelphia City Councilman Darrell Clarke assured neighbors during a recent meeting. Logan Square residents called for the June 2 powwow amid fears the historic building could be transformed into upscale residential units or a restaurant. “We’re concerned about many potential unintended consequences of this eviction, one of which is the property being developed in ways that aren’t...
  • Scouts' forest chapel torn down after 70 years because it might offend non-Christians[UK]

    06/05/2007 12:23:33 PM PDT · by BGHater · 78 replies · 1,753+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 01 June 2007 | Dan Newling
    For almost 70 years, Scouts and Guides have savoured their place of peaceful worship under the trees. But no longer. The woodland chapel has been demolished - its wooden pews and rudimentary cross and altar removed. In its place is a campfire circle. The change has been imposed by the Scout Association, which believes the chapel excludes non-Christian Scouts. Locals are dismayed, but the association says it is simply "moving forward". The basic open-air structure in woodland surrounding Belchamps Scout Centre in Hockley, Essex, was built between the wars by volunteers. They used old telegraph poles for pews and built...