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  • Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls are becoming Cub Scouts

    04/23/2018 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/22/18 | Holly Ramer
    Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming the first sister-brother pair of Eagle Scouts. "I cut myself, too!" Tatum said, pausing only briefly during a recent Cub Scout meeting to touch her thumb to her brother's before continuing on with a woodworking project. New Hampshire's Daniel Webster Council, which includes Durham's Pack 154, is among more than 170 nationwide participating in an early adopter program as the Boy Scouts of America begins welcoming girls into the organization in new ways. The soft launch followed the Boy Scouts'...
  • ‘Be Prepared’: ‘Gay’ Men with Boy Scouts in Tents

    05/24/2015 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | May 24, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I said it was coming. Many of us did. Two years ago this week the Boy Scouts of America voted to welcome into its ranks “open and avowed” homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual attraction and behavior), thereby disavowing the “morally straight” Scout Oath its members are sworn to uphold. Shortly thereafter I warned, “In so doing, the [Boy Scouts of America (BSA)] effectively waived the only legal defense it once had to preclude openly homosexual Scout leaders and gender-confused girls from its ranks: religious and moral conviction. It’s only a matter of time until the BSA is forced to capitulate to sexual...
  • Final Naming Survey For New Organization [invitation only ballot - no direct link]

    07/24/2013 4:25:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    closed survey - ^ | 7-24-2013 |
    OnMyHonor.Net Final Naming Survey After conducting multiple online and email surveys, conducting Focus Group testing in two cities with both parents and scouting age boys, and running initial trademark searches on selected names, we have narrowed the names down to the following selection. The list of names below has been carefully evaluated to address the goals contained in the Mission Statement. Please read through the following names and cast a vote for the ONE name you think best typifies the mission of the new organization. That's it! Based on your input and the recommendations of our steering committee we'll be...
  • Boy Scouts of America Found Negligent in Landmark Sex Abuse Case

    04/14/2010 2:48:20 PM PDT · by MrEdd · 35 replies · 911+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 13, 2010 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    An Oregon jury found the Boy Scouts of America and the local scout chapter negligent today in a landmark case that accused the iconic organization of covering up alleged sexual abuse of several of its boy scouts for years. The Boy Scouts of America face charges of sexual abuse by scout leaders.The nine-member jury ordered the organization to pay $1.4 million in damages, and will now move into a punitive phase that could result in the Boy Scouts of America paying a penalty that could reach $25 million. That decision is not expected for weeks. ~ Skip ~ In the...
  • Oregon jury finds Boy Scouts negligent in sex case

    04/13/2010 12:31:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,014+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 13 | WILLIAM McCALL
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jurors on Tuesday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent and awarded $1.4 million to a former Portland man who was abused by an assistant Scoutmaster in the early 1980s, following a three-week trial in which secret Scout "perversion files" were used as evidence. The jury also decided the Irving, Texas-based Scouts organization was liable for punitive damages that will be decided in a separate phase of the trial. That would be in addition to the $1.4 million. The Scouts denied allegations of negligence and said the files actually helped them keep child molesters out of...
  • United Way Question (Vanity)

    10/06/2009 10:19:09 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 74 replies · 1,988+ views
    None | Oct. 6, 2009 | Owl_Eagle
    Hi folks, I’m sure some of you can help me out with this problem: My jerk boss has appointed me to help collect donations for the United Way, and there’s really not a way out of it. I was hoping to collect information related to the wonderful things they do, like misuse of charitable funds, black listing the Boy Scouts because they wouldn’t allow homosexual men to take boys on overnight camping trips, etc. Does anyone have more info that might be helpful in me driving my unit’s pledge total to $0 this year?
  • Supreme Court rejects Boy Scouts' appeal

    03/08/2004 11:26:44 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 50 replies · 295+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2004
    LAW OF THE LANDSupreme Court rejects Boy Scouts' appealState can exclude group due to policy against homosexual leaders Posted: March 8, 20044:45 p.m. Eastern © 2004 The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed Connecticut to exclude the Boy Scouts of America from a state charitable program because of the Scouts' policy barring avowed homosexuals from leadership. Critics said the high court's refusal to revisit the ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals threatens not only the First Amendment right to expressive association but also the right to free exercise of religion. The decision has "far reaching implications that could threaten the...