Taking its cues from Monday’s New York Times, Wednesday’s CBS This Morning offered a similarly fawning profile of some young girls in California who are “scouting for change” as they try to force the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to admit them as members as they preferred the BSA over the Girl Scouts.
There's a lot Girl Scouts could do in terms of improving their programming, but I suspect that part of their image problem comes not from things that the Girl Scouts are doing 'wrong,' but from the fact that they're an organization for girls, and therefore implicitly inferior and uncool.
A group of girls in Santa Rosa, California are fighting to become official members of the Boy Scouts of America. The girls, who have dubbed themselves, “The Unicorns,” expressed interest in joining the organization after participating in Learning for Life, a co-ed subsidiary of the Boy Scouts that helps develop skills and self confidence. Read more...
Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court formally took a stand against the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders by saying that state court judges could not participate in the organization. Anyone who did faced removal from the bench. Show More Summary
A Boy Scout official was killed when he was struck in the face by a homemade rocket Saturday during the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Rocket Rave event, authorities said. Michael Bentley, 50, of Highland was watching a friend launch a homemade rocket at 12:09 p.m. at the Giant Rock off-highway...
The Boy Scouts of America recently changed its policy on gay troop leaders, now that organization faces another controversy, a ban on girls. Which…is a can of CRAP they opened
The Does Scouting Work? infographic was created by the Boy Scouts of America based on the results of a study done by Tufts University comparing scouts to non-scouts. The infographic focuses on the four key points from the study and their...Show More Summary
We already knew the Boy Scouts of America was a religious organization. The Scout Oath has a line about how "I will do my best / To do my duty to God," the Scout Law includes "reverent" as a quality worth having, and open atheists have been systematically kicked out of the organization. Show More Summary
A Tennessee church has barred the Boy Scouts of America from meeting on its property after the organization lifted its ban on openly gay scout leaders earlier this year.
Both major party presidential candidates President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said recently, through spokespersons, that they disagreed with the Boy Scouts of America's recent reaffirmation of its ban on homosexuals. Romney also supports the group's right to have such a ban.
In July, the Boy Scouts of America finally decided to allow gay adult leaders, heralding a burgeoning age of sexual equality. 40 years ago, something similar happened when they forced the Mormon Church to accept black kids into leadership roles in its scout troops. Read more...
Camping began in the early 1900s, inspired by education and recreation clubs like the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. Soon camping became a popular pastime for the general public, which inspired continuous improvement of camping tools and practices. Over the years, recreation companies have continued to invent and manufacture items that enable us to […]
Captain America must have a pretty sweet life, don't you think? He's the leader of the Avengers, and is generally idolized by the world's population. He has stunningly beautiful colleagues, an expansive headquarters, and Boy Scout instincts that tend to keep him out of trouble. Show More Summary
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – For the sixth year in a row, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Boy Scout Month this September at Bass The post Customers can support Boy Scouts of America during Bass Pro Shops September round-up campaign appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.
Texas Republican Congressman Pete Sessions, an Eagle Scout, says he disagrees with the Boy Scouts of America’s recent decision to lift its ban on gay adult leaders, but plans to remain part of the organization anyway. Presumably referring to LG… The post Gays Are Trying to Ruin the Boy Scouts for U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, But He Won’t Leave appeared first on Towleroad.
Sessions said laws prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals "were designed to sue the Boy Scouts of America and take us to our knees." The post Congressman Says Anti-Discrimination Laws Were ‘Designed’ To Take Down The Boy Scouts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
You'd have to live under a rock to not be somewhat familiar with the Boy Scouts of America program. The Boy Scouts work to instill values in its young members and one of those values is workers' rights on the job. Mainly, the ability to join and form unions.
The Mormon church will continue its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America despite the organization’s recent decision to allow openly gay adults to serve as troop leaders. The AP reports: The decision from senior leaders of the Mormon churc… The post Mormons to Stick with Boy Scouts Despite Gay Leader Policy appeared first on Towleroad.
The Boy Scouts of America continued the glacial process of hauling itself into the 21 st century last month by voting to allow openly gay adult leaders, but the question remained whether the Mormon Church, far and away the largest single...Show More Summary
After the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on openly gay adult leaders last month, the Mormon Church said it was "deeply troubled" by the decision and would have to reconsider its affiliation with the group. On Wednesday the church announced that it will stay with the Scouts, as... More »