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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After Major Security Breach, the Secret Service Director is Out

    04/08/2019 2:34:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Secret Service Director Randolph Alles has reportedly been fired by President Trump after a Chinese woman carrying malware and hard drives made her way into Mar-a-Lago two weeks ago. BREAKING: White House says Secret Service Director Randolph Alles to leave post shortly pic.twitter.com/02EAOJZBGu— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 8, 2019 More on the breach from CBS Miami:  A Chinese woman accused of illegally entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club with a flash drive containing malware, also had numerous electronic devices and thousands in cash stashed in her hotel room. That from federal prosecutors Monday at Yujing Zhang’s detention hearing in...
  • River Oaks Man Identified as Gunman in White Settlement Church Shooting

    12/30/2019 11:44:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    nbcfw ^ | Dec, 30, 2019, | Scott Gordon
    The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, when he stood up, pulled a shotgun from his clothing and opened fire inside the church, killing 64-year-old Anton Wallace, a church deacon from Fort Worth, and 67-year-old Richard White, of River Oaks.
  • Suit against Boy Scouts says new abuse claims uncovered (BSA considering bankruptcy)

    08/06/2019 8:00:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 64 replies
    SenturyLink ^ | August 6, 2019 | AssociatedPress
    Lawyers bringing a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday they believe they've turned up allegations of sexual abuse against more than 350 people not previously identified in files released by the organization. Attorneys with the Abused in Scouting group filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, alleging a one-time scout leader sexually abused a minor identified only by initials. The suit alleges that the abuse of the then-12- or 13-year-old victim by an assistant scout leader started around 1974 or 1975 and continued until about 1980. It also says that the lawyers received allegations of...
  • Poll to FREEP: Should all schools allow ROTC on their campuses?

    11/30/2008 6:35:49 PM PST · by peggybac · 32 replies · 1,000+ views
    Should all schools allow ROTC on their campuses? Yes or No.
  • 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...
  • Trail Life USA takes part in Corpus Christi Procession

    06/16/2018 11:48:52 AM PDT · by davidwendell · 9 replies
    On May 31, Trailmen joined St. Joseph Parish in honoring Christ with a procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi. For approximately 800 years Catholics set aside the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday to acknowledge the awesome reality that Jesus meant what he said, “This is my Body” and “He who eats me will live because of me.” Along with the warning that, “Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord.” The Feast of Corpus Christi and the procession with the Blessed...
  • 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...
  • Trail Life Catholics Get Their Bishops

    05/29/2018 5:54:16 AM PDT · by davidwendell · 6 replies
    Three amazing bishops have joined Catholic Trailmen and Traildads (is that a word?) to ensure a future for Catholic outdoor adventure.  With joy and gratitude Trail Life can announce that the Most Reverend James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln (Nebraska); the Most Reverend David Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck (North Dakota); and the Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs (Colorado), have agreed to join our new Episcopal Advisory Board and to offer their counsel to the National Catholic Committee for Trail Life. Bishop Conley is a wonderful, rock solid bishop known for his dynamic orthodoxy and willingness to...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Georgia governor candidate says 'politically-correct bedwetters' ruined Boy Scouts

    05/03/2018 1:43:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Georgia governor candidate says 'politically-correct bedwetters' ruined Boy Scouts By Aris Folley - 05/03/18 03:20 PM EDT Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for Georgia governor, said the Boy Scouts of America's decision to drop the word "Boy" from their name was the "latest example of culture rot.” “For many decades, the Boy Scouts helped turn boys into men,” Williams said in a statement. “Unfortunately, they have taken a big step toward the eventual destruction of the very elements that made them such an influential organization.” “They caved to left-wing social engineers who want to remove the concept of male masculinity...
  • Family sues after Boy Scouts strip merit badges from boy with Down syndrome

    03/20/2018 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 59 replies
    Dallas News.com ^ | 3/20/2018 | Tom Steele
    A Utah man is suing the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America after the organization voided every merit badge his son — who has Down syndrome — has earned, blocking the 15-year-old's path to becoming an Eagle Scout. Chad Blythe of Payson, Utah, filed the lawsuit last week in the state's 4th District Court, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. He claims the Boy Scouts and the Utah National Parks Council engaged in "outrageous and reckless conduct" and that his family has suffered emotional distress because of their actions.Logan Blythe had been planning to create kits with blankets and onesies for infants with special needs as...
  • We had a great time going camping. Now I am going to be a mommy!

    10/13/2017 3:36:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
  • Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

    05/11/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT · by super7man · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2017 | Fox News
    Older teenagers will be pulled from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Mormon church announced Thursday. The announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means an estimated 130,000-180,000 teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. The Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teens had become difficult to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release. "Instead, Young Men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual outlined by the...
  • Secaucus transgender boy returns to Scouting [Girl in Boys Scouts]

    02/08/2017 7:52:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 2/8/17 | Abbott Koloff
    In a moment of historic significance, Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform on Tuesday night as he became a member of Pack 20 in Essex County while his mother held back tears — one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its national policy to allow transgender children to be scouts....