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Can Great Design Bring The Boy Scouts Into The 21st Century?

A new project casts the beleaguered organization as a sustainability minded outfit. But is it enough to boost engagement? The Boy Scouts of America has had its fair share of troubles in recent years, from abuse allegations to discrimination, which eventually led to a Supreme Court case in 2000. Show More Summary

After Compromise, Atheists Will Finally Be Allowed to Join Unitarian Universalist Boy Scout Troops

Back in March, I posted about how the Unitarian Universalist Association had once again joined forces with the Boy Scouts of America. The UUA had cut all ties with the Scouts in 1998 due to its anti-atheist and anti-gay bigotry, butShow More Summary

Teen Who Returned Thor's Wallet Gets a Hero's Reward

A 17-year-old kid who returned Thor's missing wallet is an even bigger Boy Scout than Captain America—literally. Mashable reports actor Chris Hemsworth was eating with his family in a "rough" area of Los Angeles when he forgot his wallet. "I left my wallet on the table and thought, 'I'm...

After Unitarian Universalists Sign Pact with Anti-Atheist Boy Scouts, UU Humanists Are Pushing Back

Last week, I posted about how the Unitarian Universalist Association had once again joined forces with the Boy Scouts of America. The UUA had cut all ties with the Scouts in 1998 due to its anti-atheist and anti-gay bigotry, but since...Show More Summary

Why Did the Unitarian Universalists Sign a Pact with the Anti-Atheist Boy Scouts?

As longtime readers are surely aware, two of the biggest complaints against the Boy Scouts of America over the past decade have been their policies against gay members and atheists. (They're a private group, so they're legally allowed...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Church Severs Ties With Boy Scouts Over Gay Leaders Policy

A congregation in Wisconsin severed its ties to the Boy Scouts of America in response to the youth organization's decision last year to allow openly gay Scout leaders.

In Clever Extension of 'Got Milk?', Boy Scouts Sell the Perfect Complement for Girl Scout Cookies

3 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Eating cookies without milk is like enjoying a spoonful of peanut butter without a heavy dose of chocolate. It doesn't make sense and leaves you feeling completely empty inside. And yet the Girl Scouts of America have been selling their delectable cookies outside of grocery stores and shopping malls without milk for nearly 100 years. Show More Summary

The Gun-Loving Boy Scouts of the Early 20th Century

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

100 years ago, a competing version of the Boy Scouts of America drove its rival crazy—when its members weren’t shooting each other.

Horror Movie Hotties: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

The Boy Scouts of America may have required you to wear an embarrassing neckerchief, but in the face of a zombie outbreak, you never know when your knot-tying skills will come in handy. That's one of the many important facts to take from SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, which you can now pick up for your home-viewing pleasure. Show More Summary

Former Boy Scout Executive Who Helped Lift Ban on Gays to Helm LGBT Youth Group

A few years ago, Thomas Harrington was a local and national executive for the Boy Scouts of America and tasked with enforcing the group's ban on gay scouts and leaders. After working within the organization to lift the ban, Harrington...Show More Summary

CBS Offers Glowing Profile of Girls Trying to Join the Boy Scouts; ‘Scouting for Change’

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.

Should the Boy Scouts of America Officially Admit Girls?

6 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

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 Young Girls Are Fighting to Join Boy Scouts

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

California Supreme Court Says Judges Can Once Again Join Boy Scouts, Despite Ban on Atheists

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

Man killed when struck in the face by homemade rocket at Scouting event

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...

Group of Girls Fighting To Join Local Boy Scout Troop. IT BEGINS…

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

Does Scouting Work?

7 months agoHumor / odd : Cool Infographics

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

Boy Scouts Will Soon Have to “Tell” Troop Leaders How They Have Done Their “Duty to God”

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

Church Boots Boy Scouts: Openly Gay Leaders Policy Conflicts With Christian Morals

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.

Romney, Obama Both Disagree With Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays

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.

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