National Group Rallies Against Boy Scouts Lifting Gay Ban
News 17 May 2013 | 7:41 am
OnMyHonor.net, a national group of Boy Scouts of America parents, Scoutmasters, Eagle Scouts and other Scouting leaders, plans to rally in opposition to the proposed resolution which requires open homosexuality in the Boy Scouts....
North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On Gays
News 17 May 2013 | 7:21 am
Next week Boy Scouts of America leaders are expected to vote on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. In anticipation of the vote and upcoming conference, two protests are being held today in North Texas....
Ask the Expert: Can Scouts earn service hours outside of the troop setting?
Blog 17 May 2013 | 7:06 am
Are all service hours created equal?
If a Scout, say, builds a house with his church youth group or delivers meals with his school’s student council, can those hours count toward Boy Scout rank advancement?
That’s what a Scouter named Andrea wondered this week:
Our troop only allows service hours to accrue if it is a troop-sponsored service event. I think that this is against Scouting principles but understand the difficulty in calculating hours if the boys are collecting hours through school, church, etc. What is the BSA policy for this? Can the boys earn service hours outside the troop and how do we...
We Answer Your Summit Questions – No. 1
Blog 17 May 2013 | 6:15 am
With the new permanent home of the national Scout jamboree set to officially open in July, questions abound.
We’ve sent roving reporter Haynes out in the field to answer the most common questions we’ve received on Facebook and here on the Summit Blog and captured the magic on video.
Go ahead. Watch.
Have questions about the Summit? Whether they’re about the upcoming jamboree or future programming, just ask them in the comments.
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Rallies held to keep gays out of Boy Scouts
News 17 May 2013 | 6:12 am
The Boy Scouts of America is just days away from what could be a major showdown. A resolution is on the table for the organization to begin allowing openly gay boys to join as members....
Brunton Restore Solar Charger – Video Review
Blog 17 May 2013 | 6:11 am
If you are looking for a reliable way to re-charge portable electronic devices on extended camping trips the Brunton Restore is a solid choice. When at full capacity the Restore’s internal lithium polymer battery will recharge virtually any USB compatible device. Charge he internal battery using USB power from a laptop, a wall adapter (not included), auto adapter, or the Restore’s solar panels.
Encased in a durable, water-resistant, rubberized shell measuring 5.5″x 3″x 1.25″ the Restore weighs 8.6 ounces. Thread the Restore onto a pack strap using the two loops on the device and the Restore can charge its internal battery via the solar panels as you hike.
An array of...
Girl Scouts Announces Winner of Contest For Best Bullying-Prevention Public Service Announcement
News 17 May 2013 | 6:00 am
NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced today that Hannah, a Girl Scout from Chantilly, Va., is the winner of its contest to create a public service announcement (PSA) that encourages girls to show what they would do to stop bullying. "I've been bullied before, and I know the best way to get through it is with the help of your friends," said ......
Girl Scouts from twelve troops gather at Brooks Bayou event
News 17 May 2013 | 2:05 am
A gathering of 89 Girl Scouts from twelve troops belonging to the Brooks Bayou Service Unit bridged to their next Girl Scout level at a ceremony held at Clear Lake United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 9. Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards were also awarded during the event....
BAC Staff will pilot a 4-day work week beginning June 1st
Blog 17 May 2013 | 1:00 am
The Scout Service Center at 701 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore will be open for customer business Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5 pm. On Fridays limited customer services will be handled at the Baltimore Area Council Scout Shop at 800 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore from 9 am – 5 pm....
Flashback: Pioneered Hot Tub
Blog 16 May 2013 | 10:00 pm
From the Ropes and Poles archives: In 2007, a the Senior Scouts of Scouting De Veste Hasselt built this fire-heated pioneered swimming pool....
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