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  • Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

    12/12/2018 4:29:14 PM PST · by detective · 205 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2018 | Max Jaeger
    The Boy Scouts of America is mulling declaring bankruptcy amid flagging membership and an avalanche of costly sex abuse allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal. Leaders have hired Chicago law firm Sidley Austin for help in a potential Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, sources told the outlet. The organization has been fending off lawsuits over alleged abuse, including one filed by four former scouts who called the club a “pedophile magnet” and alleged that they were molested by scoutmaster Waldron Ackerman between 1974 and 1976. The organization has reportedly lost two-thirds of its members — some 4 million boys —...
  • Need ideas for a Cub Scout meeting with veterans in November.

    09/23/2018 3:40:21 PM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 29 replies
    9/23/18 | Me
    I'm the Cubmaster for a group of about 50 1st through 5th grade Cub Scouts. Close to Veteran's Day, I have set up a meeting at the local air museum where mostly military equipment and memorabilia are featured. I'd like the boys to understand what a veteran is and why we offer them respect. I know a couple vets (Vietnam and OIF, OEF campaigns) and I'd like them to talk to my scouts, but I have no idea what to ask them to talk about. If you are a vet, what would you like young boys to know about your...
  • 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...
  • Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering [tr]

    05/22/2018 10:17:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2018 | Staff
    The Boy Scouts will ensure that condoms will be made 'readily and easily accessible' at its global gathering this summer, it has been revealed. Rules now require that the host organization of the World Scout Jamboree provide condoms at a 'number of locations' for staff and participants during the event. Leaders of the participating organizations must also communicate the policy to their 'participants, unit leaders, and contingent staff', the mandate requires. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia from July 21 to August 1, 2019.
  • Boy Scouts Lose 425,000 Boys 1 Week After Announcing Name Change

    05/09/2018 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 88 replies
    www.westernjournal.com ^ | 5/9/18 | Joe Saunders
    The Scouts should have been prepared for this. One week after the century-old Boy Scouts of America announced it was changing its name and its mission to accept girls at all levels of scouting, its single biggest participant announced Tuesday that it was cutting ties to the Scouts. And taking one-fifth of the Scouts membership with it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, usually known as the Mormons, announced Tuesday that it was severing its relationship with the Scouts effective Dec. 31, 2019, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. In a statement issued jointly by the church and...
  • 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...
  • All-Girl Cub Scout Den To Lead Flag Ceremony At Nats Game Saturday

    04/30/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 169 replies
    WMAL ^ | April 26, 2018 | Heather Curtis
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Boy Scout history will be made this weekend at Nationals Park. Saturday for the first time ever an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony at the start of a Major League Baseball game. Since Saturday will be a first in the history of baseball, all media coverage will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Nationals take on the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
  • Now it's unisex Scouts! Leaders are told to avoid referring to youngsters as boys and girls (tr)

    12/04/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2017 | Sanchez Manning
    Scout leaders have been told to avoid referring to children as ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ to ensure transgender members are not offended, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Official guidelines instruct leaders to use ‘gender-neutral’ phrases such as ‘hello, everybody’ when addressing Scout troops. They also say the phrase ‘hello gentlemen’ should be avoided and warns against calling female Scouts ‘ladies’. Girls aged six to 25 have been allowed to join the Scouts, which was previously a male-only organisation, since 1991. Other guidelines advise that transgender members who bind their chests to suppress their breasts or wear ‘very tight underwear’ to...
  • Boy Scouts to admit girls into Cub Scouts, establish new program

    10/11/2017 10:22:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/17
    In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan announced Wednesday, Cub Scout dens — the smallest unit — will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose.
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • Tackling the Arizona Trail McSally shines spotlight on state’s diversity and beauty

    10/01/2017 5:59:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — With a passion for the outdoors, Rep. Martha McSally is launching an initiative to promote Arizona’s natural beauty and diverse landscape across the state. On Saturday, she led an entourage of hikers from the Coronado National Memorial parking down the Arizona Trail to its starting point at the Arizona/Mexico border, highlighting the trail while calling attention to “the extraordinary diversity of public lands” in Arizona. The 800-mile Arizona Trail extends from Arizona’s border with Mexico at its southernmost point and heads north to the border with Utah. McSally said she plans to tackle the trail in sections,...
  • BOY SCOUTS DENY TELLING TRUMP HIS WAS 'THE GREATEST SPEECH THAT WAS EVER MADE TO THEM'

    08/02/2017 9:42:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 2, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    The Boy Scouts of America is disputing President Donald Trump’s claim that group leaders told him his was “the greatest” speech that was ever made to them. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the president said his speech _ which was unusually political for a Boy Scout event _ had been praised by group leaders in a transcript released by Politico. “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” Trump said, also disputing claims the crowd gave a mixed reaction to the controversial...
  • Boy Scouts apologizes for Trump’s controversial speech

    07/27/2017 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday apologized for President’s Trump’s politically charged speech to kids at the youth organization’s gathering this week. “I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent,” Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote on Scoutingwire. “The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is...
  • Trump cheered, Obama booed: Boy Scouts know their friend (Obama was an Indonesian Scout, not BSA)

    07/25/2017 1:58:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Donald Trump received big-time cheers during delivery of remarks at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree. Barack Obama, however? Not so much. “By the way, just a question,” Trump said to the crowd, The Hill reported. “Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Let the boos begin — and they did....
  • Trump Boy Scout Speech Is Nazi Hitler Youth Rally, Left Says

    07/24/2017 11:31:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 24, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists. The president, the first sitting U.S. commander-in-chief to address the group since George W. Bush, used his speech to slam the "fake news," demand loyalty from administration officials and advocate for the overhaul of federal health care. He spoke to about 40,000 people at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree. "As the scout law says,...
  • Critics denouce Trump’s ‘tacky and disrespectful’ Boy Scouts speech

    07/24/2017 11:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    The Boy Scouts official Facebook page was flooded with angry comments from parents and former scouts who called Monday’s speech by President Trump “unbelievably tacky and disrespectful.” “A statement from the [Boy Scouts of America] denouncing this speech and the conduct of the crowd booing a former president needs to be forth coming immediately,” Robin Tilson wrote. “Everything that the BSA stands for was discredited today by this speech and the reaction from many attendees.” Trump made a surprisingly political speech to the gathering of 40,000 young men at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The president slammed the media...
  • Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree

    07/24/2017 11:09:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The crowd attending President Trump’s Monday evening speech to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree appeared to boo former President Barack Obama at one point. “By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Trump asked the crowd, which booed in response. “The answer is no, but we’ll be back,” Trump added. While Obama never addressed the gathering in person, he did record a video message to the National Jamboree in 2010, noting the history of the Boy Scouts and the organization’s service to the United States as it marked its 100th anniversary.
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to National Boy Scout Jamboree (video)

    07/24/2017 10:46:14 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 6 replies
    (2nd paragraph) The Jamboree (was) a scheduled gathering at 7:30pm titled “Fellowship and Service”. President Trump’s visit and remarks (6:15pm) were just before their united fellowship event. President Obama never attended, however President George W Bush and President Clinton did attend. History of Presidential Attendance HERE – The audience will be more than 40,000 attendees.
  • Hawaii seeks to narrow Trump travel ban during legal challenge

    07/07/2017 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2017 | By Dan Levine
    The state of Hawaii asked a federal appeals court on Friday to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban while the state seeks clarification over what groups of people would be barred from travel. A Honolulu judge on Thursday rejected a request by Hawaii to narrow the government's implementation of the ban, saying the state should directly ask the Supreme Court to clarify its ruling. Instead, Hawaii appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying in a court filing on Friday that the appeals court has the power to narrow the travel...
  • 2 Men Arrested “Scouting” Areas… Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office, District of New York, “Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a ‘Samer Eldebek,’ were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. “ Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...