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