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  • BSA Motorcycles comes back to life, first model due in 2022

    12/03/2021 12:34:08 PM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | December 01, 2021 | By Spiros Tsantilas
    BSA Motorcycles is back and is set to reveal its first new model in decades on December 4 (Spoiler: this classic Rocket 3 isn't it)BSA Motorcycles VIEW 2 IMAGES One of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers of the 1950s and 60s, BSA is set to resume operations almost half a century after it went bankrupt, funded by its new owner, India’s Mahindra & Mahindra, and with a new factory under construction in England. BSA Motorcycles Ltd. broke the news with the first ever tweet in its brand new Twitter account: “Return of a Legend. #BSAisBack. We’ve evolved, but our DNA...
  • An Elegy for the Boy Scouts

    07/27/2021 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Law and Liberty ^ | July 2021 | Mark Pulliam
    The news over the past few years has offered little to cheer about, but a recent story reporting an unprecedented 43 percent decline in membership in the Boy Scouts of America from 2019 to 2020—from 1.97 million Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to 1.12 million—was especially dispiriting. To make matters worse, the Associated Press reports that BSA membership has fallen even further since 2020—to about 762,000. For purposes of comparison, combined enrollment in the BSA—Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts—peaked in 1972 at 6.5 million members and as recently as 1998 was 4.8 million. These numbers are shockingly grim. The once-robust...
  • BSA — The Bankrupt Scouts of America

    07/25/2021 2:19:31 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 35 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | Jul. 9, 2021 | Mark Alexander
    The BSA’s leftist agenda results in a membership drop from 1.97 million to 762,000. *** The BSA announced last week its $850 million settlement with thousands of abuse claimants, the vast majority being from many decades ago. *** In January of 2013, in a “Letter to an Eagle Scout,” I responded to the dismay over a proposal by the BSA National Board to remove the membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. In May of that year, the BSA’s national board, under the “leadership” of wealthy corporate types who were completely out of touch with grassroots Scouting values, promoted and implemented a...
  • Christian alternative to Boy Scouts sees growth amid pandemic, 70% more new members in 2021

    06/17/2021 8:50:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    A youth scouting group formed in response to the controversial changes within the Boy Scouts of America has reported an increase in the number of chapters during the pandemic. Trail Life USA , launched in 2014 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is reporting dozens of new chapters and more than 30,000 members. Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock told The Christian Post that 65 new troops have been created thus far in 2021, with over 100 in the process of being chartered. “So far this year, we have seen a 70% increase in new members over this time last...
  • Boy Scouts will sell nearly 60 Norman Rockwell works to pay sex-abuse claims

    03/03/2021 6:18:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2021 | Neil Vigdor
    The association between the Boy Scouts of America and Norman Rockwell spanned more than six decades, yielding dozens of commissioned coming-of-age portraits that evoke virtue, bravery and Americana. But now faced with tens of thousands of sex-abuse claims, the debt-saddled organization is poised to do the unthinkable: Sell its collection of Rockwell’s art.
  • Boy Scouts Welcome First Class Of Girl Eagle Scouts

    02/22/2021 3:49:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 108 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | February 21, 2021 | Jon Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are welcoming their inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts on Sunday, the first since the organization began accepting girls in 2019. Approximately 1,000 girls were slated to be a part of the first class, according to The Associated Press. Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout requires at least 21 merit badges, and Isabella Tunney, who is one of the new female Eagle Scouts, earned each of the 137 badges possible.
  • Girl Scouts rebuke Boy Scouts in escalating recruitment war

    12/26/2020 9:18:06 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 80 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts are in a “highly damaging” recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the latter opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts, lawyers for the century-old Girl Scouts organization claim in papers filed in a federal court. The competition, more conjecture than reality two years ago, has intensified as the Boy Scouts of America organization — which insists recruits pledge to be “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous and kind” — has unfairly recruited girls lately, according to claims in legal briefs filed on...
  • Over 88,000 sex abuse claims filed against Boy Scouts of America

    11/17/2020 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/17/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    Sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America have now surpassed 88,000, according to lawyers who represent victims who’ve filed claims against the organization. Christopher Hurley, the managing partner with a law firm representing 4,000 survivors of childhood sexual abuse who say they were victimized while participating in the Boy Scouts, said in a statement to The Christian Post that there are over 88,500 victims that have come forward as of Monday, the deadline the bankruptcy court set for such claims. “We knew the problem was severe and we knew it had been neglected by the Boy Scout organization...
  • Local trans woman Eagle Scout receives medal, reflects on path to achievement

    10/23/2020 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 57 replies
    KXAN ^ | October 22, 2020 | Todd Bailey
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Beatrix Jackman was nearly speechless. “I don’t even know what to say.” Her mask fell off because she was smiling so much over her gift — one she rightfully earned. “Thank you to everybody who has helped me along this path.” (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey) Jackman, 19, is officially an Eagle Scout as a member of Scouts BSA Troop 2019. She received her Eagle award Thursday morning outside her home in north central Austin. Capitol Area Council’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Charles Mead surprised her and her mom Julie Ziegelman with the medal and certificate. “I’m...
  • Conservative Boy Scout Alternatives

    09/14/2020 11:25:17 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    WeHaveKids.com ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    What alternatives are available to those disillusioned with Boy Scouts of America? Fortunately, there are a number of similar programs that still adhere to traditional values. Alternatives to the Boy Scouts include clubs that are open to girls, have complementary programs for girls and groups that are only for fathers and sons. This article provides a synopsis of several programs, listed in alphabetical order, that rival the Scouts along with links to the home page of each program.
  • Boy Scouts of America shows support for Black Lives Matter and will require some scouts to earn diversity badge

    06/17/2020 11:13:53 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 35 replies
    Action news ^ | 6-17-20 | site
    In a statement released in support of Black Lives Matter, the Boy Scouts of America said it will require Eagle Scouts to earn a diversity and inclusion badge. It'll examine its own role in perpetuating racism, too. The organization, which also condemned the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, said it "has not been as brave as we should have been" when it comes to calling out racism. "The Boy Scouts of America stands with Black families and the Black community because we believe that Black Lives Matter," the organization said in a letter on Scoutingwire, the...
  • Boy Scouts to require diversity and inclusion merit badge for rank of Eagle Scout

    06/17/2020 5:01:46 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 80 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/17/20
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced Monday it will implement a specific "diversity and inclusion merit badge" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that will be required to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout going forward. In a letter to scouting families, the organization said it will also require diversity and inclusion training for all BSA employees starting on July 1, and a review of property names, events, and insignia, will be conducted "to build on and enhance the organization’s nearly 30-year ban on [the] use of the Confederate flag." "The Boy Scouts of America stands with...
  • BSA's (Boy Scouts of America) Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice (barf)

    06/15/2020 5:56:26 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 33 replies
    Scouting.org ^ | 15 JUN 20 | BSA
    Dear Scouting family, As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action. The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it is the right thing to do and being an upstander even when it may prompt criticism from some. We realize we have not been as brave as we should have been because, as Scouts, we must always stand for what is right and take action...
  • Scouts Should Award Their 'Leadership' a Merit Badge for Sabotage

    02/25/2020 5:23:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    nypost.com ^ | 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...