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  • Netflix Trailer Exposes Boy Scouts Abuse Scandal: “This Is an Abomination,” 82,000 Boys

    08/17/2023 1:27:45 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 101 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 8/23 | James Hibberd
    The documentary feature Scout’s Honor (trailer below) details “how the Boy Scouts of America attempted to cover up one of history’s most horrific child sexual abuse scandals” through “exclusive interviews with whistleblowers, survivors and former employees.”The trailer notes there have been a documented 82,000 abuse claims against former scout leaders who were entrusted to teach and protect children enrolled with the personal growth program, which was founded in 1910.
  • EXCLUSIVE - World Scout Jamboree HELL: Volunteers 'incandescent at lack of leadership' amid demands to cancel event as US pulls out completely and 4,500 British children are evacuated to hotels as heatwave hits 100F in South Korea

    08/05/2023 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Cecily · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 5, 2023 | Arthur Parashar
    MailOnline can reveal today how volunteers have been left 'incandescent at the lack of leadership' amid the chaos at the World Scout Jamboree which has seen hundreds treated for heat-related illnesses and forced the US and UK to pull children out. Organisers - who have been heavily criticised for poor preparation - are now facing demands to cancel the event as South Korea battles with a blistering heatwave, where temperatures have soared to 100F. The 4,500-strong UK contingent, the largest at the jamboree, announced yesterday that they would evacuate children to hotels in Seoul for the rest of their stay,...
  • Attendance Drops Off at First National Jamboree of New, Inclusive Boy Scouts

    07/11/2023 10:58:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JULY 11, 2023 | Athena Thorne
    A seminal moment in the lives of tens of thousands of young men occurred in 2017 when they attended the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Jamboree, where they were addressed by President Donald Trump. The Jambo traditionally has always been a transformative experience for the youths who attend it — two weeks away from their families in a tween- and teen-boy paradise, a sylvan Never Land where they can belch and play with cool, nerdy stuff and whittle and stink without having to worry about impressing girls or being nagged not to do something dangerous. Anywhere from 2% to...
  • Catholic scouting group participates in largest homosexual rally in Europe

    07/09/2023 11:59:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | July 7, 2023 | CathCon
    Catholic scouting group participates in largest homosexual rally in EuropeCatholic scouting group St. Georg participates in the Cologne CSD"A Slow Process"On Sunday is Christopher Street Day in Cologne, the largest demonstration in Europe for queer people. Some of the churches go along with it. The German Scout Association St. Georg is also involved and explains why the commitment is important.DOMRADIO.DE: The youth are now literally flying the flag. Why are you going to the CSD in Cologne?Pascal Schockert (German Scout Association Sankt Georg, DPSG, in the diocesan association of Cologne): First and foremost, it is important to us as a...
  • DNA on a Burrito Leads to Arrest in Firebombing Case

    04/02/2023 2:58:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    New York Times via Internet Archive ^ | March 29, 2023 | Johnny Diaz
    A Wisconsin man was identified from DNA pulled from a partially eaten burrito and arrested in the firebombing of an anti-abortion lobbying group’s office last year, prosecutors said. The man, Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, of Madison, Wis., was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston on Tuesday, according to the office of the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin in Madison. He was charged with one felony count of attempting to cause damage by means of fire or an explosive. “According to the complaint, Mr. Roychowdhury used an incendiary device in violation of federal law in connection with...
  • N. Korea:Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report(Scud missiles to Saddam via Syria)

    01/10/2008 4:15:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 277+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/09/08
    Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report Wed Jan 9, 2:47 AM ET Israeli agents prepared to strike a ship suspected of smuggling missiles from North Korea to Syria in 1991 but cancelled it at the 11th hour under US pressure, a Japanese newspaper reported Wednesday. Undercover agents of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency secretly attached a guidance system for an airstrike on a cargo vessel believed to be carrying 23 short-range Scud missiles to Syria, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. The Yomiuri, reporting from Jerusalem, said it spoke to one of the agents involved in the operation, whose name was...
  • Boy Scouts played major rescue role after Amtrak train derailed

    06/28/2022 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 28, 2022 | By Jason Zimmerman, WBAY news staff
    Two Boy Scout troops from Wisconsin played a major role in the rescue when an Amtrak train derailed in Missouri after hitting a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. The Boy Scouts from Appleton were on the train when it derailed. They jumped into action, breaking windows, helping people off the train and attempting to save the life of the dump truck driver, who died. Two mothers with whom WBAY spoke Monday night say the Scouts are shaken but proud of being able to help after the devastating crash. There were 16 youth, who are 13 to 17 years old,...
  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

    01/26/2022 9:14:30 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 197 replies
    BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, @NBCNews is reporting. The 83-year-old Breyer, a pragmatic liberal who has served on the Supreme Court for nearly 28 years, is expected to tell the White House imminently of his intention to step down
  • Unlimited Power: The Latest Supreme Court Dissent Is A Window Into The Mind Of The COVID Bureaucracy

    08/27/2021 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 27, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    The left thinks its power is so broad as to be essentially limitless, and so singularly vested as to be checked virtually solely at its own discretion.Interested to know what the top liberal legal minds of the United States Supreme Court think about government power and your private property? First, take 10 minutes to read Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion, written for the majority, in the court’s Thursday night decision to stop the ban on rental income; then spend another 10 minutes on Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent.Here’s a hint: The left thinks its power is so overarching as to impact nearly...
  • 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 Welcome First Class Of Girl Eagle Scouts

    02/22/2021 3:49:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 108 replies ^ | 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...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obama couldn’t appoint an acceptable replacement for me (Flashback of veiled, arrogant narcissism)

    09/19/2020 9:33:52 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 61 replies
    Compost ^ | September 24, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that if she steps down now, President Obama would not be able to appoint an acceptable replacement. Ginsburg, who reiterated that she has no imminent plans to retire, told Elle that it would be next to impossible for the Senate to confirm a new justice to the court who she would approve of. "Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court," she...
  • Girl Scout Alternatives

    09/15/2020 11:38:35 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies ^ | May 3, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    What are the alternatives to the Girl Scouts? Which programs offer your daughter the same experience of joining a troop, earning merit badges, growing as a leader, and performing community service as scouts outside of Girl Scouts? Conversely, which programs give your daughter a place to socialize with her peers or further her faith outside of Sunday School? This article provides a synopsis of several Girl Scout alternatives, listed in alphabetical order, as well as information on each.
  • Conservative Boy Scout Alternatives

    09/14/2020 11:25:17 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies ^ | 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.
  • Girl Scout Alternatives

    08/30/2020 9:43:51 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies ^ | May 3, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    What are the alternatives to the Girl Scouts? Which programs offer your daughter the same experience of joining a troop, earning merit badges, growing as a leader, and performing community service as scouts outside of Girl Scouts? Conversely, which programs give your daughter a place to socialize with her peers or further her faith outside of Sunday School? This article provides a synopsis of several Girl Scout alternatives, listed in alphabetical order, as well as information on each.
  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts Barred From Placing Flags At Veterans’ Cemeteries On Memorial Day

    05/14/2020 3:04:42 AM PDT · by Robwin · 10 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 13th, 2020 | Hank Berrien
    The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who have traditionally placed American flags on the graves of veterans at veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day have been barred from doing so because of the coronavirus crisis. The Scouts cannot perform their acts of honor because the Department of Veteran’s Affairs has banned public events at the sites, Fox News reports, adding, “On Long Island, N.Y., where more than 500,000 veterans are buried at two national military cemeteries, there are demands for the VA to reconsider and rescind the ban.” Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone told Fox News, “If we can’t figure out...