Boy Scouts alternative nears 20,000 members

534 troops in 48 states

The following comes from a Jan. 28 posting on OneNewsNow.com. Boy Scouts membership declined another seven percent in the last reporting period, but there was apparently a drop of over 14 percent in Cub Scouts, which grooms future members and leaders of the Boy Scouts. Part of the loss could be due to the group’s decision to allow homosexuals as members. Meanwhile, a … [Read more...]

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Will Scouts cave because of judges?

Totalitarian California courts

The following comes from a Jan. 24 story in the L.A. Times. When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for the last year, had triggered vigorous debate, giving Kelety, a … [Read more...]

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Trail Life – standards replace standards

The 2013 transition caused the second largest number of Eagle scouts in BSA history

The following comes from a Sept. 23 story on World News Service. Bruce Weatherly’s Eagle Scout rank means more to him than prestige, resumé fodder, or a chance to get a college scholarship. For the 18-year-old, reaching Eagle was about honoring his father’s memory. His outdoorsy, rock-climbing, woods-hiking, and kayaking father died in 2009. Bruce’s mother Lauri Weatherly … [Read more...]

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