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  • Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day due to coronavirus

    05/13/2020 10:14:09 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | Eric Shawn
    A longtime Memorial Day weekend tradition to honor veterans is now canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are persisting calls to bring it back. For decades, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other groups have devoted part of the holiday to place small American flags at the graves of veterans and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice as a way to honor our country's war heroes. Yet this year the Department of Veteran's Affairs has prohibited public events at the sites because of COVID-19. The Boy Scouts and other groups have been barred from carrying out the...
  • Scouts Should Award Their 'Leadership' a Merit Badge for Sabotage

    02/25/2020 5:23:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 25, 2020 | Robert Knight
    I’m writing more in anger than in sadness. As holder of an Eagle Scout badge, I went through the sadness stage back in 2013 when the Boy Scouts board caved to the LGBTQ lobby. Well, okay, I was pretty angry then, too, watching the saboteurs within and without the organization systematically undermine it in the name of “tolerance.” It didn’t matter that the Scouts won all their court battles, including at the Supreme Court, to maintain their moral standards. The saboteurs were intent on ending the Scouts’ common-sense, existentially necessary exclusion of boys who sexually desire males. And that was...
  • The Boy Scout Bankruptcy and American Tradition

    02/19/2020 8:29:03 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 46 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 19, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy protection. While they may survive in some revised form, smaller and weaker than before, the Boy Scouts of old, as a great institution in American life, may be no more. Frankly, they have been on a downward trajectory for some time. In a world in which consumer-electronics, from cell phones to game consoles, have taken over the entertainment options for children, modernity itself contributed greatly to the Boy Scouts’ decline. But there is a difference between a weakening and a destruction… a difference between the natural loss of popularity and a...
  • US Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

    02/18/2020 4:02:39 AM PST · by bkopto · 79 replies
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 2/18/2020 | Staff
    The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims. The organization has been accused of covering up generations of abuse inflicted on thousands of its young members and failing to do enough to root out pedophiles using the youth movement to prey on minors over its 110-year history.
  • Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims’ lawyers say

    02/17/2020 7:14:35 PM PST · by robowombat · 71 replies
    NY News ^ | FEB 17, 2020 | 9:31 PM | ESHA RAY
    Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims’ lawyers say The Boy Scouts of America, after decades of being crippled by child sex abuse claims, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by early Tuesday, the Daily News has learned.
  • Boy Scouts bankruptcy is ‘imminent’ amid sexual abuse scandals

    02/03/2020 7:18:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 91 replies ^ | February 1, 2020 | Kathianne Boniello
    A bankruptcy filing that could spell the end of the Boy Scouts of America is “imminent,” sources told The Post. Crippled by thousands of child sex-abuse claims in multiple states — and with more victims coming forward every day — the bankruptcy case could reach into the “billions,” said one lawyer who represents 1,800 men who allege they were molested as scouts. The filing, expected in Delaware, could come any day or in the next couple of weeks, sources said.  “It’s going to be a mess. If it takes a long period of time, it’s an open question whether the...
  • Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Strategy Would Pay Victims but Protect Most Assets

    01/13/2020 2:15:12 PM PST · by Obadiah · 48 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Andrew Scurria, Andrea Fuller and Peg Brickley
    The Boy Scouts of America has drawn up a strategy for coping with a wave of sexual-abuse claims through a possible bankruptcy filing while protecting local scouting councils and the billions of dollars in assets they hold, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • A new mathematical model predicts a knot's stability

    01/03/2020 8:07:28 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    Phys .Org ^ | 3 Jan 2020 | Jennifer Chu
    But what exactly makes one knot more stable than another has not been well-understood, until now. MIT mathematicians and engineers have developed a mathematical model that predicts how stable a knot is, based on several key properties, including the number of crossings involved and the direction in which the rope segments twist as the knot is pulled tight. With confidence in their model, Patil then simulated more complicated knots, taking note of which knots experienced more pressure and were therefore stronger than other knots. Once they categorized knots based on their relative strength, Patil and Dunkel looked for an explanation...
  • Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts

    12/18/2019 6:06:32 AM PST · by libstripper · 104 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2019 | Associated Press
    KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and moves them into a new global program of its own.
  • BSA Troop 4640 made entirely of girls

    11/15/2019 1:11:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    abc ^ | November 5, 2019
    A group of girls in Pearland, Texas, are blazing new trails as the members of Scouts BSA Troop 4640. Troop 4640 performs the same tasks as any group of scouts. They camp, earn merit badges and even participate in axe throwing. But this troop is unique because it consists of only girls. "I wanted to join Scouts BSA because my brother has been in scouting for a very long time and I've always loved the things he's done," said Brenna Tate, a 13-year-old member of Troop 4640. "I've always just wanted to go camping and, in general, learn about the...
  • At stressful time, Boy Scouts top boss goes on medical leave

    11/05/2019 1:27:56 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    KIRO/AP ^ | 11/05/2019 | David Crary
    The Boy Scouts of America's chief executive took a medical leave of absence as the youth organization faces financial difficulties related to sex-abuse litigation. The ailing official, Mike Surbaugh, has held the BSA's top post for four years. The chairman of the BSA's executive committee, James Turley, conveyed the news of Surbaugh's departure to members of the Boy Scout's national staff in an email sent Monday. In the note, Turley referred to the BSA's ongoing "financial challenges." ~snip~ Surbaugh's departure comes at a critical time for the Boy Scouts, which for years have been entangled in costly litigation with plaintiffs...
  • Boy Scouts membership fees nearly double in wake of sex-abuse lawsuits

    10/28/2019 4:19:51 PM PDT · by fwdude · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2019 | Dean Balsamini
    With hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits piling up like logs on a campfire, it will soon cost nearly twice as much to become a Boy Scout of America. The once-storied organization sent out a notice to leaders that the registration fee will nearly double from $33 to $60 on Jan. 1, blaming the increase on the rising “cost of insurance.” “Everybody knows what this is really all about,” fumed Charles Greinsky, vice president of the Staten Island Council Boy Scouts of America, who has been involved in scouting since 1963. “This is about the pedophiles and the insurance we have to...
  • Rex Tillerson: Netanyahu 'played' Trump

    09/19/2019 12:04:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    AFP via INN ^ | 09/19/19 19:17
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu skillfully “played” US President Donald Trump by plying him with inaccurate information, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson said. Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life after close elections, was “a bit Machiavellian” and would share “misinformation” with the United States, according to Trump’s former top diplomat. […] “They did that with the president on a couple of occasions, to persuade him that ‘We’re the good guys, they’re the bad guys.’ We later exposed it to the president so he understood, ‘You’ve been played,’” Tillerson said, according to the newspaper. […] Tillerson said he...
  • Jimmy Stewart Lobbied For National Boys Camp In ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’

    08/09/2019 11:27:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Summer Camp Culture ^ | Apr 2014 | Matt Ralph
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a classic 1939 American political comedy-drama starring James Stewart as wide eyed scout leader Jefferson Smith, who ends up being chosen as the replacement for a recently deceased U.S. Senator. In over his head when he arrives at the capital, the earnest head of the Boy Rangers is expected by the corrupt leaders of his state to be an easy mark but when Mr. Smith’s first order of business is to open a national boys camp in his home state, he unknowingly stumbles into a political machine bent on using the same land for...
  • Boy Scouts of America have a 'pedophile epidemic' and are hiding hundreds in its ranks

    08/06/2019 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Salman · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug. 6, 2019 | Corky Siemaszko
    The Boy Scouts of America are continuing to cover-up a “pedophilia epidemic within their organization,” a group of lawyers alleged Tuesday in a new lawsuit. The Abused in Scouting lawyers said they’ve identified 350 previously unknown scoutmasters and volunteers who allegedly preyed on boys — and whose names were not known to law enforcement or in the BSA’s internal database, which critics have called “perversion files.” “You can’t look at these files and not come to the conclusion that this was a massive problem that was hidden,” attorney Tim Kosnoff said at a press conference. “We know that when a...
  • What’s Driving America’s ‘Boy Crisis’

    08/01/2019 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 1, 2019 | Daniel Davis
    Daniel Davis: I’m joined now in the studio by Dr. Warren Farrell. He is co-author of the book “The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It.” The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. The good news is there is a solution. Find out more >> Dr. Farrell, thanks for being here. Warren Farrell: I’m looking forward to talking with you. Davis: We’re recording this interview after a shooting in California, and it’s the kind of shooting that’s caused a lot of people to wonder. What is wrong with...
  • 24th World Scout Jamboree

    07/19/2019 5:42:38 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 33 replies
    Scouts BSA ^ | 7/19/2019 | MacNaughton
    Any Freepers attending the 24th World Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, WV? It runs 7/22-8/02/2019.
  • Boy Scouts Of America Release The Names Of Over 7600 Scout Leaders Who Violated Kids!

    04/25/2019 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | APRIL 25, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Boy Scouts Of America Release The Names Of Over 7600 Scout Leaders Who Violated Kids!
  • More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

    04/25/2019 6:21:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 23, 2019 | Meghan Keneally, Aaron Katersky
    An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents. More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.
  • New York and New Jersey Boy Scout leaders accused of sexual abuse

    04/24/2019 11:32:38 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | APRIL 23, 2019 | no byline
    Attorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday that he's identified 130 perpetrators of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America in New York. Anderson and Greg Gianforcaro's law firm also announced they've identified 50 other Boy Scout leaders in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. The names stem from the Boy Scouts' so-called "Perversion Files." During a morning press conference, Anderson said, "This is far from complete. The work has just begun." Anderson said, "There is a great hope, there is great promise, and there is a great problem, and that is part of what...