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  • Happy Scout Sunday!

    02/07/2010 4:34:24 AM PST · by Redleg Duke · 56 replies · 779+ views
    Okay, all of you forum propriety Nazis, you will all complain that this isn't in the proper forum and today, I really don't give a hang!Today is Scout Sunday, celebrated throughout the land, except, probably, in those churches that detest the Boy Scouts of America for their stand on Youth Protection and Homosexuality.Tomorrow is the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts! I was a Scout on the 50th Anniversary and have the privilege of being a Scouter on the 100th.If you see a Scout at Church today, please congratulate him or her and thank him or her for service to...
  • Soldiers, Airmen welcome Iraqi Boy Scouts

    02/07/2010 10:35:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | U.S. Air Forces Central, Baghdad Media Outreach Team
    BAGHDAD – U.S. Air Force and Army troops here recently invited 10 Iraqi Boy Scouts aboard Victory Base Complex to observe equipment used to survey weather patterns. "This is a great opportunity to build the U.S. military and Iraqi relationships," said 1st Lt. Jeff Aiello, deployed from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, who organized the event. "The kids enjoyed the tour at the Iraq Meteorology Organization and would like to come back again." U.S. Forces like to use these kinds of opportunities to build long-lasting bonds with the people of Iraq. "This was really fun," said Ali, one of...
  • The union that hates the Boy Scouts

    11/21/2009 3:33:45 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 970+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The Boy Scouts' motto is: Be prepared. Who knew it meant preparing to de fend themselves against union thuggery? Kids, pay attention: This is a teachable moment for all of you on power, politics and Big Labor's culture of corruption. At last week's City Council meeting in Allentown, Pa., a top official of the local Service Employees International Union chapter ranted about 17-year-old Scout Kevin Anderson's park-cleanup work. To earn an Eagle Scout badge, Anderson devoted some 200 hours to picking up trash and helping clear a 1,000-foot walking path with fellow members of Boy Scouts Troop 301 of Center...
  • Ex-Shaw jet at Darlington getting extreme make-over

    10/30/2009 4:40:15 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 777+ views
    Shaw AFB News ^ | 10/29/2009 | Senior Airman David Minor
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Boy Scout Frankie Slemmer may have bitten off a big chunk as he started to restore a Shaw veteran Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. Due to lack of materials, labor and plans he hasn't embarked on the restoration part for his Eagle Scout project. Still, Slemmer hopes to give the 1954-vintage, two-seat trainer a make-over, and to earn the title of Eagle Scout. Notable Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout are Medal of Honor Recipient Leo K. Thorsness, astronaut Neil Armstrong, and former President Gerald Ford, Jr. Slemmer became interested in planes when he joined the...
  • AUDIO: Kevin Jennings railed against boy scouts in public school system

    10/06/2009 5:46:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 20 replies · 746+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 10/6/09 | Kerry Picket
    Below is audio and a partial transcript of Kevin Jennings', President Obama's safe school czar, thoughts on keeping the Boy Scouts out of the public school system. This is from a 2000 speaking engagement with his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Iowa. In the same speech, Mr. Jennings also advocated for mandating a gay friendly curriculum in the public schools from kindergarten onward.
  • Russia’s new pioneers (True Scouting is welcomed back in Russia)

    08/27/2009 9:46:24 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 16 replies · 965+ views
    mnweekly.ru ^ | August 10, 2009 | Andy Potts
    10/08/2009 | Moscow News â„–30 2009 RussiaÂ’s new pioneers: After a century which began with the enthusiastic support of the tsar only to run into Soviet disapproval, Russia's scouts have needed to "be prepared" for more than most Andy Potts Driven out of the USSR by apparatchiks determined to sweep youngsters into their own Pioneer camps, Russian scouting existed in exile for decades. But having seen the movement reach its 100th anniversary this year, Chief Scoutmaster Slava Chernykh, co-founder of the Russian Union of Scouts (RUS), has his eyes firmly on the future. In an incense-fragranced office, decorated with "original...
  • Servicemembers Help to Restore Scout Program in Iraq

    03/26/2009 4:16:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 442+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Ron Burke, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, March 26, 2009 – A dedicated group of servicemembers is helping to restore the Scouting movement in Iraq, one child at a time. Five-year-old Mariem looks to Army Maj. Gary Farley for assurance as she assembles the wheelbase for a model plane at Camp Victory, Iraq, March 21, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ron Burke  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. When Iraq embraced the program in 1921, its Boy Scout and Girl Guide program became a member of the World Organization Scouting Movement. However, due to war and instability, it has been...
  • Iraqi Freedom Minute, March 20 (Scouting Returns)

    03/22/2009 11:14:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 398+ views
    This edition features a story on the return of Boy Scouts in Iraq. Play Now
  • Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor

    03/03/2009 2:59:58 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 58 replies · 2,132+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Tuesday, March 03, 2009 | Stephen Clark
    President Obama says he wants to be president of all the people. But some groups are urging him to make an exception for the Boy Scouts of America. Critics of the Scouts who are outraged that the group is allowed to exclude gays and atheists while receiving federal funding are urging Obama to reject the group's honorary presidency, a designation bestowed on every U.S. president since William Howard Taft in 1910.
  • Santa Claus Visits Iraqi Scouts

    12/26/2008 10:06:00 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 488+ views
    Iraqi scouts get a visit from Santa Claus, played by civilian contractor Joseph Lord, during a holiday-themed scouting event on Victory Base Complex, Dec. 20, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joy Pariante. VICTORY BASE COMPLEX — Cries of delight filled the scouting compound here when Iraqi boy and girl scouts received a surprise visit and presents from Santa Claus during a holiday-themed scouting event, Dec. 20. The Victory Base Council military and civilian volunteers gather once a week with local Iraqi children to participate in arts and crafts, team building events and other scout related activities, but this...
  • Boy Scouts sue Phila. to stay in headquarters

    05/27/2008 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 60 replies · 793+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 5/27/08 | Joseph A. Slobodzian
    The Boy Scouts of America's Philadelphia chapter has sued the City of Philadelphia in federal court to block the city's May 31 deadline for the scouts to open membership to gays and atheists, or vacate their historic 1928 headquarters off Logan Square. The civil rights lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Center City, contends that the city's ultimatum violates the scouts' rights under the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions. "The City has imposed an unconstitutional condition upon Cradle of Liberty's receipt of a benefit that Cradle of Liberty has enjoyed for nearly eight decades, and that many other organizations that...
  • Woman sentenced for having son dress up as Scout

    05/18/2008 7:40:23 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 31 replies · 153+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 5-16-08 | Staff
    EASTON, Pa. - A former Bethlehem woman will serve up to 23 months in prison for having her 7-year-old son dress as a Cub Scout to collect money for a nonexistent cause. Sally Ann Gombocz, 51, told a Northampton County judge she wanted to apologize to anyone she hurt. She previously pleaded guilty to theft by deception and corruption of a minor. Gombocz had her son dress as a scout in 2003 and tell people he was raising money for a camping trip. A prosecutor says the family collected $69. Gombocz was sentenced Friday to six to 23 months in...
  • Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts

    05/02/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 1,681+ views
    Office of Pete Sessions ^ | Apr 23, 2008 | Office of Pete Sessions
    Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts http://sessions.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=89413 Introduces Commemorative Coin, Garners Support for Commemorative Stamp Washington, Apr 23, 2008 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) is leading congressional efforts to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 by introducing legislation for a “100 Years of Scouting” commemorative coin. “Boy Scouts are a significant part of American culture, shaping the values, citizenship, and skills of millions of young men,” Sessions stated. “As an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in my family, I strongly value the Boy Scouts’ history of instilling a sense...
  • 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...
  • Philly's War on the Boy Scouts

    02/16/2008 3:29:13 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 636+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2008 | KEVIN FERRIS
    Philly's War on the Boy Scouts http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120312309480173061.html http://tinyurl.com/3cmtwp By KEVIN FERRIS February 16, 2008; Page A10 Philadelphia As Michael Nutter was sworn in as the city's 98th mayor last month, he called for a new wave of public service to clean up drug-infested neighborhoods. If he is serious about renewing volunteerism, he'll start by putting an end to the city's campaign against the Boy Scouts. On May 31, the Cradle of Liberty Council, the local Boy Scout chapter, will be evicted from its headquarters on 22nd and Winter Streets -- a space it has occupied since 1928. The eviction isn't...
  • 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 http://westlibertyindex.com/article.php?viewID=1396 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...
  • Boy Scout-produced documentary highlights extraordinary Central Texans

    02/04/2008 6:43:06 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 347+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Sunday, February 03, 2008 | Patrick George
    Boy Scout-produced documentary highlights extraordinary Central Texans http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/02/03/0203scouts.html http://tinyurl.com/2oddh6 'Believe It. Live It' showcases groups, individuals who personify the Scout Law By Patrick George AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, February 03, 2008 A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. For almost 100 years, members of the Boy Scouts of America have been taught to memorize the traits that make up the Scout Law. Last summer, a group of nine local Scouts sought to find out what those values really mean by creating a film about the people who personify them in Austin. On...
  • 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.