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  • Suit over Boy Scout Homosexual Discrimination Opens

    06/17/2010 6:36:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies · 967+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | June 16, 2010 | James Tillman
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 16, 2010 ( – On Tuesday opening arguments were heard in a case involving the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council, which is challenging the city of Philadelphia's decision to evict the Council from a building that it built and has maintained since 1929. The city said it would carry through with the eviction unless the Council rejected the Boy Scouts of America's policy banning open homosexuals from membership.In the Boy Scouts of America v. Dale case of 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were constitutionally permitted...
  • Creating "Lives of Purpose"

    06/15/2010 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 177+ views ^ | June 15, 2010 | Ed Feulner
    June tends to be the busiest month for high-school students … and Supreme Court justices. That’s when students take their finals, and the justices issue their final rulings on the year’s most important cases. Ten years ago this month, the Court issued its decision on Boy Scouts of America v. Dale. Media coverage zeroed in on the fact that Dale, who wanted to be a Scoutmaster, was gay. But the point of the case was the Scouts’ successful defense of their organization’s right to free expression under the First Amendment. “We are not, as we must not be, guided by...
  • Scouts-Marana partnership helps boys and town alike

    05/20/2010 7:00:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 235+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Shelley Shelton
    The town of Marana is offering Boy Scouts plenty of chances to "do a good deed daily" - and work toward their Eagle Scout awards in the process. Though the town and the Scouts have been working together for several years, the help has been particularly welcome as town finances have gotten tighter and budgets have dried up, according to town officials. The Parks and Recreation department is a big beneficiary of the Scouts' efforts. Scouts have installed a community water demonstration garden at the Marana Operations Center on West Ina Road, placed trail signs along the Tortolita Preserve Trail,...
  • Court won't hear appeal on Boy Scouts land rental

    05/05/2010 5:16:51 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 11 replies · 389+ views ^ | 5/4/2010 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has let stand a ruling saying the Boy Scouts cannot lease city park land in San Diego because the group is a religious organization. The high court refused to hear an appeal from San Diego-area Boy Scouts.
  • Court won't hear appeal on Boy Scouts land rental

    05/03/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT · by South40 · 35 replies · 1,124+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 3, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday decided to let stand a ruling saying the Boy Scouts cannot lease city-owned parkland in San Diego because the group is a religious organization. The high court refused to hear an appeal from San Diego-area Boy Scouts who have traditionally leased Balboa Park camp space.
  • Scouts come together for state's largest celebration of Scouting's 100th anniversary

    04/17/2010 11:04:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Updated 4/17/10 | Robert Jordan
    PLEASANTON — What birthday would be complete without a song? And to help celebrate 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America, hundreds of packs and troops obliged Friday with their own version. Scouts from throughout Northern California kicked off the Northern California 100th Anniversary Jamboree opening ceremony with their own chant at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Members from as far south as Yosemite to as far north as the Oregon border belted out: "We got spirit, yes we do. We got spirit, how about you?" The chant grew in volume and enthusiasm as it snaked its way from one...
  • Did Boy Scouts Keep "Perversion Files?"

    03/31/2010 12:54:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 741+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | By John Blackstone
    (CBS) In a Portland, Ore., courtroom, the witness identified as "Jack Doe No. 4" testifies uneasily about being an 11-year-old Boy Scout alone with his troop leader in 1983. "He grabbed my hand, and he slid it up his leg into his shorts," the witness said. The troop leader, Timur Dykes, had already admitted to a Scout official that he had molested 17 boys. Still parents were not notified and Dykes continued to work with the Scouts. In a deposition he confessed to abusing Jack Doe No. 4. Dykes was asked what he did that could be considered molestation. "I...
  • Trial: abuse expert says Scouts put boys at risk

    03/25/2010 8:58:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 853+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 24 | ABBY HAIGHT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America showed reckless indifference to protecting young Scouts when it kept confidential two decades worth of files on suspected molesters among its troop leaders, a psychologist testified Wednesday as part of a $14 million lawsuit against the organization. Despite creating a remarkably in-depth file about sexual abusers, the Boy Scouts failed to warn parents or tell authorities about suspected or confessed pedophiles, said Gary Schoener, a national expert and consultant on sexual misconduct in the clergy, health care and other segments of society.
  • Ore. lawsuit claims Boy Scouts sex abuse coverup

    03/19/2010 2:12:13 AM PDT · by Salman · 16 replies · 616+ views
    AP via My Way ^ | Mar 19, 2010 | WILLIAM McCALL
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America has long kept an extensive archive of secret documents that chronicle the sexual abuse of young boys by Scout leaders over the years. The "perversion files," a nickname the Boy Scouts are said to have used for the documents, have rarely been seen by the public, but that could all change in the coming weeks in an Oregon courtroom. The lawyer for a man who was molested in the 1980s by a Scout leader has obtained about 1,000 Boy Scouts sex files and is expected to release some of them at...
  • The American Minute - March 12, 2010 - Juliette Low - Founder of the Girl Scouts

    03/12/2010 2:15:04 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 18 replies · 467+ views
    The American Minute website ^ | March 12, 2010 | William J. Federer
    Juliette Low began the Girls Scouts, MARCH 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Chronic ear infections as a child made one ear deaf. A grain of rice thrown at her wedding lodged in her other ear, which was punctured by the procedure to remove it. Juliette Low's father, a U.S. Army General, was previously a Civil War Confederate captain. In the Spanish-American War, Juliette Low and her mother organized a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers returning from Cuba. After her husband's death in 1905, Juliette Low traveled to England where in 1911 she met Boer War hero Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder...
  • For centennial celebration, scouts pack the park (Boy Scouts 100th Birthday)

    02/07/2010 10:21:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 417+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America, local Scouts showed off a variety of hands-on projects and enjoyed some outdoor games during expo in Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday. Scouts often do activities in secluded areas, so the expo gave them a chance to share some of what they do, said James Harper, district program chairman for Boy Scouts. Saturday’s activities included the assembly of two monkey bridges, the assembly of a catapult, miniature boat racing and the Pinewood Derby. Five age groups of Cub Scouts competed in the Pinewood...
  • Boy Scout-free LAPD Explorer program in the works(Lists gay discrimination as reason)

    12/30/2009 4:35:49 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 48 replies · 1,974+ views ^ | Dec 2009 | By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer
    The LAPD plans to launch its own Explorer program for young people this month, removing the Boy Scouts of America from management, officials said Tuesday. The Police Commission voted two months ago to end its relationship with the Scouts because of the organization's policies that discriminate against gays. The program had been operated by the Learning for Life Foundation, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts. The move to create the Los Angeles Police Department's own teen program should be launched by Jan. 1, Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger told the Police Commission. "We have received inquiries from dozens of agencies on...
  • Eager Scout's patriotic project (Eagle Scout Project)

    11/23/2009 5:24:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 786+ views
    George Watkins worked through the weekend on his Eagle Scout project. His project was to place pavers that were donated as a fundraiser for the Historical Soldiers Memorial Cemetery section at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. He placed more than 4,000 pavers, a job that took two days to complete with the assistance of several Scouts and adult leaders. Photo by Mark Levy, Herald/Review
  • 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...
  • When Big Labor bullies and volunteers collide

    11/20/2009 11:37:11 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 5 replies · 581+ views
    Michelle ^ | 11/20/09 | Michelle Malkin
    My column today provides context for the SEIU bullying of Boy Scouts in Allentown, Pa. As you’ll see, there’s a long history of Big Labor thuggery against volunteers who threaten the union racket. On a related note, be sure to check out the video of Fresno homecare providers exposing how SEIU staff threatened them and changed their ballots to secure a razor-thin advantage in a controversial union election this June. As I’ve been reporting over the last several months, the home health care power grab across the country gives you a glimpse of the SEIU-endorsed Obamacare future. When Big Labor...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Says Teach Respect for Homosexuality in Kindergarten

    10/20/2009 3:37:36 AM PDT · by Man50D · 29 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | October 20, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The Obama administration’s safe schools czar, Kevin Jennings, has accused the Baptists, the Boy Scouts and sports fans of anti-gay bias, and he has advocated a special high school for gay teens as well as gay-straight alliance clubs for every high school in America. Jennings, who was a prominent homosexual activist before being named director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, also has called for kindergarteners to be taught to respect all sexual orientations, while insisting that “ex-gay messages” and “Christian values” are ‘misused to isolate or denigrate lesbian, gay, bisexual...
  • Two Potential “Blood Baths” Narrowly Averted by School Officials

    10/19/2009 8:59:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies · 922+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 October 2009 | John Semmens
    Two separate incidents of potential school yard mayhem were narrowly averted by decisive action on the part of public school officials in New York and Delaware. In Delaware’s Christina School District, 1st grade student Zachary Christie was spotted eating lunch with an unauthorized Boy Scout mess kit tool—a combination knife/fork/spoon. Disaster was avoided when the vice-principal quickly disarmed and immobilized the child. The school’s “zero tolerance” policy calls for the offending 6-year old student to be sentenced to 45 days in reform school. School officials rebuffed arguments that the child’s age and the circumstances should be taken into consideration. “This...
  • First Annual AT&T NJ Golf Classic to Benefit Boy Scouts of America Raises More Than $250,000

    10/15/2009 11:57:48 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Yahool Business Wire ^ | 10-15-09 | Press release AT&T
    FirstCall/ -- AT&T* announced today a donation of more than $250,000 to the Patriots' Path Council, serving Boy Scouts of America in northern and central New Jersey. The money is a result of the first annual AT&T NJ Golf Classic which was held at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster and featured appearances by former NY Yankees Joe Pepitone and Lee Mazzilli. Proceeds will be used to support Inner City Scouting programs providing camp scholarships for children living in urban areas and will also fund the cost of a full-time bilingual Program Director for Hispanic communities.
  • 6-Year-Old Scout Suspended for Bringing Knife-Fork-Spoon Utensil to School

    10/12/2009 3:26:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 2,317+ views
    Fox ^ | October 12, 2009
    Six-year-old Zachary Christie was so excited to become a Cub Scout that he brought his camping utensil to school. The tool serves as a spoon, a fork and a knife, and Zachary wanted to use it at lunch. What Zachary didn't know was that the gizmo violated his school's zero-tolerance policy on weapons. And now the Christina School District in Newark, Del., has suspended the first grader and ordered him to attend the district's reform school for 45 days. Zachary's parents insist their son did not intend to hurt anyone, and they are fighting to overturn the ruling. "Zachary wears...