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  • No more Boy Scouts in Britain

    06/16/2005 11:22:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 113 replies · 3,066+ views
    world Net Daily ^ | June 16, 2005 | Hans Zeiger
    The year 2007 would have marked the 100th birthday of Boy Scouting in England. Unfortunately, the British Boy Scouts, founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell as the first Scouting group in the world, is now a dead organization. The recent decision by U.K. Scout Association executives to make chaos of the Scout Oath mangles the program far beyond anything Baden-Powell might recognize. Instead of being required to pledge their loyalty to "God and the Queen," members of the Scout Association can now opt to swear allegiance to any combination of things. Muslims can pledge to Allah, Hindus to Dharma, and atheists...
  • Scouts granted right to dob-dob for Allah

    06/16/2005 4:46:09 AM PDT · by SLB · 17 replies · 545+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | June 12, 2005 | Colin Gray and Camillo Fracassini
    Recruits can forsake ‘God and the Queen’ FOR Scouts, it has been as much a part of their movement as jamborees, woggles and the three-fingered salute. Now, after a century, the Scout Association has ditched its traditional pledge of loyalty “to God and to the Queen” in favour of a series of multicultural options. Muslim Scouts can opt to swear to Allah, while atheists can drop God altogether and budding republicans can pledge themselves to the state rather than the monarch. The pledge is taken by all Scouts on joining the movement, which was established in 1907. The new variations...