BSA membership resolution passes with more than 60 percent of vote
Blog 23 May 2013 | 3:22 pm
After an extensive discussion within the organization, the Boy Scouts of America’s approximately 1,400 volunteer voting members chose to adopt the membership policy resolution and remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone.
The final vote breakdown was 61.44 percent for the proposal, and 38.56 percent against. The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2014.
Voting results were tabulated and certified by TrueBallot, an independent, third-party voting firm.
Read more at this site, or find the full text of the BSA’s official media statement below:
For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the...
Boy Scouts Vote to Allow Openly Gay Members
News 23 May 2013 | 3:20 pm
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Blog 23 May 2013 | 10:21 am
The Wall Street Journal reports that today, U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Ron Kind (D- WI) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide relief to non-profits such as local Girl Scout councils, which now have higher pension funding rules than taxable, for-profit companies. This bill, the Charitable Pension Flexibility Act, which was developed in collaboration with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), enables Girl Scouts and similar charities with affiliates, such as universities and non-profit hospitals, to opt-in early starting next year to the pension funding rules that cover corporate plans.“As a former Girl Scout, I am pleased to support charitable...
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News 23 May 2013 | 10:03 am
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Food Find: Campfire S’mores Kit
Blog 23 May 2013 | 8:15 am
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Guest Post: A Message from Anna Maria Chávez
Blog 23 May 2013 | 6:16 am
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Rowing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts
Blog 23 May 2013 | 5:00 am
Rowing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts
Posted in FitnessRowing merit badge is often completed at Boy Scout summer camp. I always enjoy seeing their skill level improve over the series of days. The first day they are often rowing around in circles, but by the end of the week they have the hang of...
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Local Girl Scouts Receive Highest Honor
News 23 May 2013 | 4:04 am
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