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  • The Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Is Not Just Financial. It’s Moral

    01/02/2019 8:54:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/02/2019 | Alfred Siewers
    What’s left of the Boy Scouts of America (now operating as Scouts BSA) is on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, according to recent news reports. With estimated assets of more than $1 billion, Scouting’s problems go beyond the financial, deep into the problems with America’s civil culture today. The U.S. Boy Scout movement reached its numerical height in 1969 with 6 million members, in a year with President Richard M. Nixon as honorary head of the Scouts and Eagle Scout astronaut Neil Armstrong stepping out on the moon. I was a Cub Scout that year, once a week proudly wearing...
  • And Now the Boy Scouts

    12/18/2018 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to massive immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation and political divisions that grow wider by the day. It's now the Boy Scouts of America's turn to join the parade. The organization, which began in 1910 to, according to its website, "...train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance" so they become honest men, worthy of admiration and respect, is now in danger...
  • Trail Life USA: Immune to BSA fate? [Vanity]

    12/13/2018 3:21:18 PM PST · by fwdude · 54 replies
    12/13/18 | fwdude
    By now, everyone who is paying attention knows the depths to which the Boy Scouts of America have fallen, culminating in their very recent consideration of filing bankruptcy. In it's wake a new boy leadership development organization has risen: Trail Life USA. Trail Life is purportedly a grounded Christian organization which bills itself as an alternative to the now compromised and hemorrhaging BSA. But is its structure really steeled against the same attacks which brought down the BSA? I was somewhat confused, if not shocked, to learn that Trail Life does NOT explicitly address the presence of "gay" young men...
  • Boy Scouts of America On Verge Of Bankruptcy After Gender-Neutral Name Change

    12/13/2018 2:46:13 PM PST · by McQ444 · 61 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-12-13 21:00 | Daniel Chaitin
    The Boy scouts of America, the 108-year-old organization synonymous with traditional values in the US, is on the verge of declaring bankruptcy, according to the Wall Street Journal.The report comes amid news of sinking membership and various controversies surrounding the traditional organization, including its decision to change its program name from Boy Scouts to 'gender natural' Scouts BSA allowing girls to enter the program.
  • Boy Scouts of America weighs bankruptcy

    12/13/2018 6:32:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | December 12, 2018 05:25 PM | by Diana Stancy Correll
    The Boy Scouts of America is weighing filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a new report. The group’s leaders have brought on the Sidley Austin law firm to provide support in the event of a chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, sources familiar with the situation told the Wall Street Journal. The potential move coincides with a decline in membership and mounting legal fees connected to a series of lawsuits related to the organization’s management of sexual abuse allegations. For example, four men sued the Boy Scouts in July, accusing the group of not taking appropriate action to prevent an accused serial...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Secaucus mom who made national headlines 'steals donation jar': police (trans "son")

    07/23/2018 4:44:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 21, 2018
    A Secaucus woman whose son made national headlines in 2017 has been charged with stealing a donation jar from a town business, authorities said. Police say Kristie Maldonado, 44, walked into Hudson Bread, a cafe that specializes in artisan breads, on May 29 and left with the jar that was estimated to contain $200. Carla Campos, manager of the cafe, said Thursday that Maldonado had been a regular customer and then all of sudden stopped coming into the store on Riverside Station Boulevard. After watching the surveillance video from that day, Campos knows why, she said. While the theft occurred...
  • BSA SCOUTS OUT NEW CONDOM POLICY

    06/03/2018 6:23:57 AM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 55 replies
    FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL ^ | May 22, 2018 | TONY PERKINS
    What kind of fire are the Boy Scouts teaching kids to start? Angry parents want to know now that the organization is making condoms an official part of its World Jamboree. Almost five years to the day that it threw open doors to homosexuality, BSA leaders are making their leftward lurch complete with the announcement that birth control would be provided at their next 12-day jamboree where 12- to 17-year-olds will convene
  • The Marxist-Progressive War on the Boy Scouts

    06/02/2018 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 1, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    The title of this article will raise eyebrows even among conservatives, but read on. The title is accurate and undeniable. The left has succeeded in driving a final nail in the coffin of the Boy Scouts as it once was. The organization is now a shell of its self. It capitulated first on “gay” scout leaders, then on “transgender” scouts, and now on girls joining the Boy Scouts. Progressives bask in their triumph, dancing on the grave of an organization they never wanted to build up; it was an organization they wanted to take down. For the left, this is...
  • Boy Scouts to provide condoms at upcoming World Jamboree

    05/24/2018 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Boy Scouts will reportedly provide condoms at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree. The World Organization of Scouting Movement handbook requires the host organization to “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team staff] at a number of locations on the site.” The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1. The theme is “Unlock a New World.” The World Jamboree is an official World Organization of the Scout Movement event. The Boy Scouts are co-hosting this year’s program with two other scouting organizations, Scouts...
  • Catholic Alternatives to the Boy Scouts

    05/22/2018 7:29:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
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    Troops of Saint George | Virtus. Honor. Fraternitas. https://troopsofsaintgeorge.org/ The Troops of Saint George is a fraternal Catholic nonprofit apostolate for priests, men, and young men looking for a life of adventure coupled with virtue.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) | Explorers Youth ... https://www.fneexplorers.com/ Boys and girls learn how to assume responsibility, leadership positions, to work hard within a diverse team and as individuals and to finish what they start. Activities are constructive with purpose and structure to develop skills and useable knowledge and experiences that will measurably help develop the all- around child
  • Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering as girls

    05/22/2018 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
    Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering as girls are permitted to join the organization Rules require host of World Scout Jamboree to provide condoms during event Condom policy must be communicated to all 'participants, unit leaders, staff' The next Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia in July 2019 Will be hosted by Boy Scouts, Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 12:15 EDT, 22 May 2018 | Updated: 12:52 EDT, 22 May 2018 The Boy Scouts will ensure that condoms will be made...
  • Condoms Required at Scouts' 24th World Jamboree

    05/21/2018 8:21:00 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 101 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/21/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Rules demand distribution during coming 12-day 'camping' event. . .The World Scout Committee is demanding that host nations “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [staff] at a number of locations on the site.” . . .
  • Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts after program drops ‘boy’ from the name

    05/10/2018 8:57:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Mormon Church has announced that it will end all association with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and other worldwide Scouting programs, a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from the name because it now accepts girls. “Effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced on May 8. Instead, next year it plans to launch its own youth programs to “help all...
  • A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreement with the Boy Scouts Of America to Allow Openly Gay Leaders

    05/08/2018 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 73 replies
    NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ^ | July 27th 2015 | Barbara Underwood
    A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreement with the Boy Scouts Of America to Allow Openly Gay Leaders Agreement Ensures That The Boy Scouts Provide Equal Opportunity For Gay Employees NationwideSchneiderman: Today’s Announcement Is A Watershed Moment For The Boy Scouts Of America NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to end its policy of excluding openly gay adults from serving as leaders in the organization. As part of the settlement, the BSA has agreed to eliminate the standard nationally, develop guidelines for implementing its new leadership standard, and ensure compliance...
  • Mormons to drop Scouting as part of new global initiative

    05/08/2018 6:36:43 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 46 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 5/8/2018 | Tad Walch
    The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. The expiration date for the remarkably robust, 105-year alliance is Dec. 31, 2019, according to a joint statement released Tuesday night by BSA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The decision by LDS leaders is part of a broader restructuring of the church’s programs for all Mormon children ages 8 to 18.
  • Trail Life Prays for our Nation

    05/05/2018 9:09:50 PM PDT · by davidwendell · 3 replies
    Trailmen from OR-1531 took part in the 67th observance of the National Day of Prayer during the morning Mass at St. Joseph. It was fitting that today was the Feast of Saints Phillip and James, Apostles. The readings themselves emphasized the evangelical work of the Apostles in early Church that we continue as Trailmen. The first reading, from 1 Cor 15, I am reminding you, brothers and sisters, of the Gospel I preached to you, which you indeed received and in which you also stand.
  • Scouts' Honor?

    05/05/2018 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 88 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | May 4, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Two nights ago with Tucker Carlson, I discussed the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to drop the "Boy" bit. The ruination of a great civilizing institution has been accomplished in a mere two decades. As I wrote three years ago: In the late Nineties, the BSA said no to gay scoutmasters. I was on the floor of the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles in 2000 when they had some Eagle scouts as an honor guard - and in my section of the crowd everyone booed. And I remember thinking, "Man, these Dems are nuts. Booing boy scouts?" But...
  • The Trailman's Oath - Honor

    05/03/2018 10:21:34 PM PDT · by davidwendell · 5 replies
    An important part of membership into Trail Life is internalizing the oath: On my honor, I will do my best To serve God and my country; To respect authority; To be a good steward of creation; And to treat others as I want to be treated. On my honor… Today, many people equate “honor” with fame, awards, and recognition from the world. However, for the Trailman, honor is understood