Scouts lift gay youth ban
News 24 May 2013 | 1:53 am
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to end its controversial policy banning gay kids and teens from joining one of the nation's most popular youth organizations, ditching membership guidelines that had roiled the group in recent years....
Boy Scouts vote to accept gay boys, not adults
News 24 May 2013 | 1:33 am
GRAPEVINE, Texas - The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders and#8212; a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors....
Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys
News 24 May 2013 | 12:13 am
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over....
Oak Ridge Cub Scouts go bowling
News 23 May 2013 | 10:31 pm
Cub Scout Den 10 from Pack 49 of Oak Ridge visited the Rockaway Lanes Bowling Alley in Rockaway and received a behind-the-scenes tour while earning a bowling belt loop. The boys are third-graders at White Rock Elementary School....
Blog 23 May 2013 | 8:24 pm
The theme at KonTiki this year was the Wild West, and my troop, Ninth Benoni, decided to lean towards Indians rather than Cowboys. One of our Assistant Troop Scouters, Greg Gardiner, designed this gateway, and led the Scouts in harvesting the materials and building it over the course of a few weekends.
Greg started with a sketch of what he was aiming to achieve. The Scouts had made small dreamcatchers to decorate the raft with, and this large one ties the campsite design back into the raft design.
The first step in the process was harvesting willow branches from the trees that...
Boy Scouts of America votes to end century-old ban on gay scouts
News 23 May 2013 | 7:55 pm
By Marice Richter GRAPEVINE, Texas (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America voted on Thursday to lift a century-old ban on openly gay scouts in a major victory for gay rights activists, but the decision means a sea of change for an organization that depends heavily on faith-based groups. More than 60 percent of the group's National Council, comprised of some 1,400 delegates, voted in favor of ......
Boy Scouts allow gay scouts, but leave ban on gay leaders in place
News 23 May 2013 | 5:16 pm
The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to approve the admission of openly gay youth members but left in place a ban on homosexual adult scout leaders, raising the prospect of gay scouts having to leave the group when they become adults....
Starting From Scratch
Blog 23 May 2013 | 4:42 pm
The BSA membership resolution has passed today. See the BSA statement for details.Over the next 6 months, I expect we'll see changes to logistics policies and training, especially Youth Protection. As those changes are being planned, designed, and implemented, all of us Scouting volunteers can continue the program we've promised boys in our communities.For myself, my plan includes starting a new troop in town. We have 5 scouts and adults signed up and will start meeting in a couple weeks. Now that the membership policy is in place, I will be contacting families of scouts that have dropped after Webelos...
Boy Scouts vote to lift ban on gay youth
News 23 May 2013 | 3:30 pm
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to end its controversial policy banning gay kids and teens from joining one of the nation's most popular youth organizations, ditching membership guidelines that had roiled the group in recent years.Over 61 percent of Scouting's National Council of 1,232 delegates from across the country voted to lift the ban, BSA officials said. The ......
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