Boy Scouts To Vote On Gay Members
News 23 May 2013 | 2:00 am
The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members....
Scouts vote on gay members
News 23 May 2013 | 1:38 am
After years of emotional debate, the Boy Scouts of America are considering a proposal at their annual meeting to allow gay youths to participate openly in the popular organization for the first time....
Boy Scouts vote on gay members: What's at stake
News 23 May 2013 | 1:14 am
After years of emotional debate, the Boy Scouts of America are considering a proposal at their annual meeting to allow gay youths to participate openly in the popular organization for the first time.The exclusion of gay Scouts has been the subject of much wrangling and soul searching in the century-old organization -- from local troops and councils to online petitions to national board meetings ......
Vote on gay Scouts comes at emotional moment
News 23 May 2013 | 12:16 am
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members....
Activists rally ahead of Boy Scouts vote on gay youth ban
News 22 May 2013 | 11:32 pm
GRAPEVINE, Texas (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas town of Grapevine on Wednesday where Boy Scouts of America delegates were expected to vote at a national meeting to lift its ban on gay youth membership. ...
May 2013 Quick Update
Blog 22 May 2013 | 11:24 pm
Okay, okay, okay, I am pretty bad about this regular posting thing but I'm hoping to write more often, as Scouting for me has been extremely complicated and extremely busy. However unlike normal where I promise to do better, I'm not going to promise anything about post frequency as that seems to detract from the whole point of this blog. First off though I need to deal with a few administrative items before jumping into my May 2013 Update, which include:1) Membership Resolution: I will not be covering this issue even though it is one of the biggest challenges going...
Watch your mouth
Blog 22 May 2013 | 9:25 pm
During our last camp out I was forced into a situation that I am sure most if not all Scoutmasters hope that they never have to deal with. I was sitting with the Assistant Scoutmaster when from over in the Scout area of camp I heard a word that got my attention. I jumped from my chair and offered an ultimatum to the Scouts. Use that language and find yourself on the “uninvited” list.
A Scout is clean in thought, word, and deed. Living that part of the Scout Law that is Clean does not stop at brushing your teeth.
Girl Scouts honor longtime volunteers
News 22 May 2013 | 7:22 pm
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois recently honored longtime Girl Scout volunteers who have given years of their time to help build girls of courage, confidence and character....
Vote on Boy Scouts' gay ban brings out protesters from both sides
News 22 May 2013 | 5:23 pm
The Boy Scout national council plans to vote Thursday on whether to lift a ban on gay Scouts. Whatever the result, both sides vow to continue their fight. GRAPEVINE, Texas — Protesters in Boy Scout uniforms staked out sides of a resort-lined street in this Dallas suburb where national Scouting leaders were meeting Wednesday to consider lifting the ban on gay Scouts. ...
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