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  • 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...
  • Honey, We Molested the Kids!

    02/20/2020 4:53:49 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 67 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 19 Feb 2020 | Ann Coulter
    HEADLINE: Boy Scouts Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Face of Thousands of Child Abuse Allegations The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have long been on the left’s hate list. Any organization that has the temerity to train young men in the virtues of integrity, patriotism and self-reliance is putting itself on the fighting side of liberals! At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, a little group of Boy Scouts took the stage as part of the opening ceremony -- and were promptly booed by the delegates. For decades, the BSA has fended off lawsuits demanding that they embrace the holy...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Assistant scoutmaster arrested, accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old boy

    11/02/2019 7:45:16 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | David Aaro
    An assistant scoutmaster on Long Island has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy at Boy Scout retreats and meetings over an 11-month period last year.
  • 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...
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow ..
  • 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!
  • Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts of America

    04/24/2019 6:03:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    WJLA ^ | Apr 24, 2019 | David Crary
    The lawyers’ ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts’ finances to the point where the organization is exploring “all available options,” including Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But now the financial threats have intensified. The reason: States have been moving in recent months to adjust their statute-of-limitations laws so that victims of long-ago sexual abuse can sue for damages. New York state has passed...
  • New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders...

    04/23/2019 12:46:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 68 replies
    4 New York ^ | April 23, 2019 | Staff
    ...Face Child Sex AllegationsAlarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.
  • Is Trail Life Immune from the Fate of BSA? (Vanity)

    03/19/2019 2:13:50 PM PDT · by davidwendell · 14 replies
    Is Trail Life USA Immune from the Fate of BSA? No - but mostly yes... Since Trail Life USA is a human organization, there is always a possibility that the left will infiltrate, destroy, and they wear it's corpse - like it did with the Scouts, BSA (much to consternation of the blindly loyal former scouts - I remind them there is no Boy Scouts). Where are just a few reasons I believe Trail Life USA will not fall under a similar fate. 1. The Core Values of Trail life are in part largely in place to ensure this doesn't...
  • Girls at Pinewood Derby: The new face of Boy Scouting

    03/07/2019 10:34:00 AM PST · by Coleus · 59 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | 01.31.19 | Marsha Stoltz
    Girls at Pinewood Derby: The new face of Boy Scouting
  • The Four Chaplains, my dad, Boy Scouts and Religious Tolerance

    02/04/2019 1:42:13 PM PST · by Daveinyork · 15 replies
    me | 1995 | me
    I wrote the following in 1995, and decided to post it because I've been told that yesterday was the anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester taking with it the Four Chaplains, and the Boy Scouts have been getting some attention lately. If I have posted incorrectly, I apologize. I'm not very tech savvy: I wrote the following about my father, and his ideals, two years ago. I am up-dating, because Monday, April 3, 1995,at 11:50 PM, my father's soul was taken into the arms of the Lord. He wore size 6 ½ shoes, but he left giant footprints....
  • Girls can now officially join the Boy Scouts

    02/01/2019 1:02:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 1, 2019 | BY SOPHIE LEWIS
    A group of girls in Guam made history today as the first official all-girl troop to join Scouts BSA, the organization formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America. Starting February 1, all girls in the U.S. can officially join the Scouts. "We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward," Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said of the new name. "We're trying to find the right way to say we're here for both young men and young women." Girls who join Scouts BSA will "learn from the...
  • 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...