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  • Philly's cold shoulder

    01/22/2008 12:11:47 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2008 | Hans Zeiger
    The youth of Philadelphia are in danger. There are as many as 3,900 homeless families in Philadelphia. Only about half of Philadelphia ninth-graders graduate from high school within four years, and last year's state standardized math and reading tests came back to 11th graders in Philadelphia public schools with 70 percent of scores below proficient. In 2006, 1,030 young Philadelphians between the ages of 7 and 24 were shot; 179 kids were murdered. On such a battlefield, it would make sense for the City of Philadelphia to partner with churches and non-profit organizations to provide after-school programs, youth sports leagues,...
  • Scouts to earn skateboard badge [UK]

    01/15/2008 2:35:06 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 540+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 January 2008, 00:50 GMT | Anon
    Scouts to earn skateboard badgehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7183888.stmLast Updated: Saturday, 12 January 2008, 00:50 GMT A revamp of the scout movement will allow boys and girls to earn badges for skills such as skateboarding, making a fruit salad and racing quad bikes. The Scout Association said 40 new badges marked the largest ever overhaul of the activities of the movement. Chief Scout Peter Duncan said: "Young people today have a larger choice than ever before of activities to fill their spare time with." The new badges will be launched this weekend at the scouts' winter camp. The event for the 500,000-strong movement is...
  • 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.
  • PTC Media (Scouting Podcasts)

    11/21/2007 7:33:24 PM PST · by stevejb68 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    PTC Media | 11/21/07 | Steve Borgerding
    Thanks to the work of a couple dedicated Cub Scout Leaders there is a online network called PTC Media that showcases three Scouting-related audio podcasts and one video podcast. "Akela's Adventure" is an audio podcast that that features a den leader and his son as they review their den's latest meeting and activity. Don't forget to listen to a couple of jokes presented by the Cub Scout. http://www.ptcmedia.net/category/a-cub-scouting-adventure/ "An Hour A Week" is an audio podcast which features a cubmaster as he discusses events and issues about being a leader of a Cub Scout Pack. http://www.ptcmedia.net/category/an-hour-a-week-poscast/ "The Leader's Campfire" is...
  • Volunteers Work to get Iraqi Scouting Program Back on Track (Boy Scouting that is)

    11/10/2007 12:46:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 89+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Nicole Dykstra
    Spc. Donald Williams helps an Iraqi Boy Scout tie off his tent Saturday during an Iraqi Scout event in Baghdad. BAGHDAD — In a sunny grove in the International Zone in Baghdad Saturday, excitement and laughter filled the air as Iraqi Scouts, leaders and Coalition volunteers of the Green Zone Council enjoyed a day of socializing and outdoor scouting activities. Blankets, tables, and scout-made tents were sprinkled among the trees, and the upbeat mood was contagious – there wasn’t a frown to be seen.“You almost forget we’re in Iraq!” said Lt. Col. Tina Flanagan, a Coalition Soldier who has been...
  • 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 Id 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 Id 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. Its no secret that fatherless, undisciplined boys are the main reason the streets are deadly. So what is the city doing about it? Lets imagine for a moment that were in a Philadelphia City Council discussion. How about a crackdown on gangs? Or a crackdown on drug dealers? Nah. Those people shoot back. Ive got it! Lets persecute the Boy Scouts! They wont 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 worksand 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...