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  Boy Scouts of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an organization for boys between the ages of 7 and 18, and for both young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21, based in the United States of America, with some presence in other countries.
The Boy Scouts of America was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scouts, established by Robert Baden-Powell in Britain in 1907.
The Boy Scouts of America was established in 1910 by William D. Boyce.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boy_Scouts_of_America   (3746 words)

 Boy Scout Advancement
Boys that started work on a merit badge before the requirements changed may continue to use the old requirements until they complete the badge (or turn 18), or they may use the new requirements.
Since the Boy Scout Handbook is not revised every time a change in advancement requirements is made, the information in the 10th Edition of the Handbook, in a number of cases, does not reflect the requirements that were in effect until the new Handbook was issued.
Scouting Service Project, Inc. Website ©1997-2005 may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) [Links to BSA Sites] or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations.
usscouts.org /advance/boyscout/intro.html   (1738 words)

The court also concluded that the Boy Scouts’ position in respect of active homosexuality was clear and held that the First Amendment freedom of expressive association prevented the government from forcing the Boy Scouts to accept Dale as an adult leader.
It held that the Boy Scouts was a place of public accommodation subject to the public accommodations law, that the organization was not exempt from the law under any of its express exceptions, and that the Boy Scouts violated the law by revoking Dale’s membership based on his avowed homosexuality.
Having determined that the Boy Scouts is an expressive association and that the forced inclusion of Dale would significantly affect its expression, we inquire whether the application of New Jersey’s public accommodations law to require that the Boy Scouts accept Dale as an assistant scoutmaster runs afoul of the Scouts’ freedom of expressive association.
supct.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/99-699.ZO.html   (4949 words)

 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA V. DALE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Boy Scouts is a private, not-for-profit organization engaged in instilling its system of values in young people.
The Boy Scouts asserts that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the values embodied in the Scout Oath and Law, particularly those represented by the terms “morally straight” and “clean,” and that the organization does not want to promote homosexual conduct as a legitimate form of behavior.
In so ruling, the Court is not guided by its view of whether the Boy Scouts’ teachings with respect to homosexual conduct are right or wrong; public or judicial disapproval of an organization’s expression does not justify the State’s effort to compel the organization to accept members in derogation of the organization’s expressive message.
straylight.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/99-699.ZS.html   (984 words)

 Fact Sheet: What Is Boy Scouting?
Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Boys are encouraged to earn money whenever possible to pay their own expenses, and they also contribute dues to their troop treasuries to pay for budgeted items.
Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Boy Scout's commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting.
www.scouting.org /factsheets/02-503.html   (1626 words)

 CNN - Boy Scouts argue that gays, atheists should not be allowed - Jan. 5, 1998
The Boy Scouts are before the California Supreme Court fighting two discrimination suits filed by twin brothers who were thrown out because they do not believe in God and a former assistant scoutmaster who was expelled because he is gay.
Scout lawyer George Davidson told the seven justices that the Boy Scouts was merely upholding its tenets by barring atheists and gays.
Jon Davidson, representing Timothy Curran, a former Eagle Scout who was barred from the post of assistant scoutmaster 16 years ago because he is gay, also argued that the Boy Scouts is a business and should be held accountable under the state's civil rights act.
www.cnn.com /US/9801/06/scouts.court.update   (578 words)

 City Journal Winter 2000 | Why the Boy Scouts Work by Heather Mac Donald
The scouts have recovered their 1970s membership losses and are now growing at a fast clip, especially in the suburbs, as many parents increasingly realize that they can't raise decent children in a value-free environment.
For those scout funders and sponsoring institutions that have withdrawn their support, it comes down to this: furthering the gay-rights crusade takes precedence over helping inner-city children—all the lost funding was earmarked for inner-city scouting or training for minority scoutmasters.
The Court rejected the scouts' First Amendment defense on several grounds: that fighting discrimination against homosexuals is supremely important; that having a homosexual scout leader is really no big deal; and that finally, though the scouts claim to believe that open homosexuality undermines their family-values message, they don't really mean it.
www.city-journal.org /html/10_1_why_the_boy.html   (5377 words)

 AllRefer.com - Boy Scouts (Private Organizations) - Encyclopedia
Boy Scouts, organization of boys 11 to 17 years old, founded (1907) in Great Britain by Sir Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell.
Activities of the Boy Scouts aim at mental, moral, and physical development, stressing outdoor skills and training in citizenship and lifesaving.
The basic scout unit is a troop of about 15 boys, under the leadership of an adult scoutmaster.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BoyScout.html   (355 words)

 Grassfire.net - Help the Boy Scouts
Back in June of 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America had the authority and right to set the criteria for their leadership, because they were a private organization.
The victory for the Scouts and for what they stand for was short-lived, as many United Way chapters from around the nation—who were the primary source of funding for the Scouts for decades, adopted non-discriminatory policies that required the Scouts to allow homosexual leadership, or risk losing funding.
Boy Scout councils around the nation are in desperate financial situations, and programs that benefit our communities are at risk of being shut down.
www.grassfire.net /scouts.asp   (507 words)

 Boy Scouts on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scout's honor: The Boy Scouts are under relentless legal assault because they are an affront to the age.
Memoirs of when Art Okuno, an Eagle Scout of Saratoga, was the scoutmaster of Troop 343, the Heart Mountain internment camp's group of Boy Scouts, when George Imokawa was a member.
Not even the Boy Scouts could have been prepared for the backlash against its ban on gays in its ranks.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BoyS1cout.asp   (954 words)

 Boy Scouts Vermont
The Boy Scouts of America is a values based youth development organization that helps young people learn positive attributes of character, citizenship, and personal fitness.
All members of the Boy Scouts of America are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Law.
Each Cub Scout den and Webelos Scout den and each chartered Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, and Venturing crew shall have one leader, 21 years of age or older, who shall be registered and serve as the unit or den leader.
www.scoutingvermont.org   (2226 words)

 Boy Scouts
Boy Scouting, one of three membership divisions of the BSA (the others are Cub Scouting and Venturing), is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old, and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan.
To learn more about Boy Scouting, or to find out how to start, join, or support a troop, contact the BSA council in your area.
www.scouting.org /boyscouts   (736 words)

 Boy Scouts of America
In special recognition of the 75th anniversary of Cub Scouting, Douglas Theatre Company is showing "Down and Derby" at Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue and Village Pointe Cinema at 168th and West Dodge Road for a limited engagement.
Scouts beginning their First Class requirement work after this date must complete the new requirement.
To help restore Scouting in communities devastated by this disaster, the National Council for the BSA has formed the "Hurricane Katrina BSA Relief Fund." Donations can be made electronically by going to www.Scoutingfriends.org, and click on the Hurricane Relief Fund.
www.mac-bsa.org   (597 words)

 Boy Scouts - Webelos - Cub Scouts
It takes a boy from 9 to 12 years to progress from Tiger Cub to Eagle Scout and, along that trail, he is guided by many adults - den leaders, cubmasters, merit badge counselors, scoutmasters, and many other volunteers.
The 12 ranks of scouting each have a thoroughly designed program by the Boy Scouts of America that helps to grow a member from one level to the next.
It is very important that the adult leaders follow these programs so the scouts receive the most they can from their scouting experience.
www.boyscouttrail.com   (333 words)

 Middle Tennessee Council - BSA
Boy Scout Troops across middle Tennessee are being asked to be ready to mobilize to help volunteer when the call is made.
Include the Eagle Scout’s name as it should appear on the certificate, the address to which the certificate should be sent, and the Eagle’s unit number and council name with your request.
For those who purchased the plates this past year, you have the option of giving the 6 Tennessee Boy Scout councils a chance to sell the 1,000 required plates or receive a refund by contacting David Williams at dwilliams@mtcbsa.org or 615-383-9724, ext.
www.mtcbsa.org   (425 words)

 Gays’ Allies Besiege Boy Scouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Boy Scouts of America is entitled to ban homosexual leaders, sympathetic groups are waging war against the Scouts.
Scout leader's sentence criticized (April 25, 2001 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Relatives of three young boys who were bound and physically abused by a Boy Scout leader on an overnight campout said they were appalled by the light sentence imposed on the defendant in a Westmoreland County, Pa., courtroom.
Boy Scout troop leader Steve Woodard, 41, of Muncie, Ind., accused of molesting three brothers, has been charged with child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2001/6/28/232331.shtml   (2206 words)

 Shanghai Boy Scouts
Those scouts and their leaders who are mentioned have become, in fact, a part of our last generation of the Hongkew ghetto era.
Frequent visits were made to the beautiful estate and scout camp, Millington at Lungwha where the famous pagoda was situated Picnics at Hongkew Par/c many hikes, and campfires with other scout groups were just a few of the many activities before the war began.
The Scout Oath cited above is that of the Boy Scouts of America.
www.rickshaw.org /shanghai_boy_scouts.htm   (578 words)

 Scouting For All - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Boy Scouts of America, Jamboree: Somebody in a position of authority put appearances ahead of safety.
Scouting for All is not against the Boy Scouts of America.
Scouting for All opposes a policy that is harmful to youth, discriminatory, and bigoted, which BSA National in Irving, Texas imposes on all of its members.
www.scoutingforall.org   (865 words)

 Boy Scout History - BoyScouts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scouting's first manual was both written and illustrated by Baden-Powell in 1908.
The early American troops took their cues from Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys because there was no semblance of a national movement in the United States.
In the British Scout Training Center at Gilwell Park, England, Scouts from the United States erected a statue of an American Buffalo in honor of this unknown scout.
www.boyscouts.com /history.htm   (504 words)

 Save Our Scouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In some countries the Boy Scouts have given in to the pressure and no longer teach many of the principles that made Lord Baden Powell’s dream great.
I support the Boy Scouts of America for their defense of our First Amendment right of the people peaceably to assemble.
believe teaching boys to do their duty to God and country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people and to keep physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight are lessons that will benefit Boys as they move into adulthood.
www.saveourscouts.com   (509 words)

 Rich Lowry on Boy Scouts on National Review Online
The Supreme Court just declined to hear a Boy Scout appeal of a Connecticut decision to single them out for exclusion from a list of 900 charities that were part of a state-worker voluntary-donation plan.
The Boy Scouts ask members to do their duty to country and God, but the "imponderables" usually don't go much deeper than how to tie a figure-eight knot.
The Scout Law provides that a scout be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent — a laundry list of virtues that is thoroughly nonsectarian and nonobjectionable.
www.nationalreview.com /lowry/lowry200403120921.asp   (656 words)

 ACLU San Diego: END PUBLIC SUBSIDY OF BOY SCOUTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Tom Homann Law Association are demanding that the City of San Diego stop subsidizing the activities of the Boy Scouts as long as that organization persists in discriminating on the basis of religion and sexual orientation.
The Boy Scouts convinced the Supreme Court that instilling religious values was their primary organizational purpose and that the recreational aspect of scouting was secondary.
And recently, the City of Chicago ended its thirty-year sponsorship of the Boy Scouts rather than be forced to defend the Scouts' exclusion of gays and atheists in court in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU.
www.aclusandiego.org /boy_scouts/boyscoutsbalboa.htm   (612 words)

 Scouts must pack their tents | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This settlement is just one sign that the Boy Scouts' policy of exclusion remains contentious both inside and outside the organization four years after the US Supreme Court upheld its right to discriminate.
Concerns that public school districts might block Scouts' access to their facilities pushed Congressional Republicans to include a guarantee of equal access for the Boy Scouts in a federal education bill.
National Boy Scout of America spokesman Gregg Shields says surveys of recent scouting dropouts suggest the culprits are a sluggish economy and overcommitted families who don't have time to participate, rather than protests against Scouting membership policies.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0126/p11s02-usju.html   (1001 words)

 Boy Scouts
The National Scouting Museum is a tribute to the rich history of the Boy Scouts of America.
Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing or Boy Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger Award or Troop High Adventure program.
This website is dedicated to the thousands of dedicated Scouters who call themselves Commissioners and give of their time and talents to help Scout Leaders deliver the best possible Scouting Program to youth members and to the Scout leaders they serve.
www.buckskin.org /Resources/Links/boy_scout.htm   (851 words)

 Daniel Webster Council Home Page
The race not only encourages young scouts and their leaders to join in a healthy outdoor experience by running or walking the 3.1 mile course, it is a collection point for the New Hampshire Food Bank to collect all food donations.
All of them claim to be supporting Scouting's legal activities in some fashion, but none of them are authorized by the BSA to be seeking funds.
The Boy Scouts of America does not solicit funds in this manner, and you may be assured that no names or addresses are ever sold or given to anyone outside the organization.
www.dwcbsa.org   (478 words)

 Boy Scouts of America - San Francisco Bay Area Council : )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, members of the Boy Scouts of America throughout the country are demonstrating their commitment to help other people in numerous ways.
This Web site provides suggested activities and projects for Scouting units, a list of councils significantly impacted by the storm, "good news" stories that profile the ways in which units are helping survivors, a link to the "Scouting Friends" site where individuals may make donations online, and links to local council sites.
This joins Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training.
www.sfbac.org   (249 words)

 The UUA and the Boy Scouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Based upon the principles which guide the Association, the UUA first protested against the BSA's discrimination against agnostic and atheist scouts, and then protested against discrimination aimed at gay scouts and scout leaders.
The UUA continues to encourage UU scouts to work for the Religion in Life emblem, to have it presented to them by their congregations, and to wear it with pride on the appropriate place on their uniforms.
In June, 2000, the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote overturned a unanimous ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the James Dale case and upheld the right of the BSA to bar from its ranks gay scouts and scout leaders.
www.uua.org /news/scouts   (432 words)

 Boy Scouts of America - BSA - National Council
Boy Scouts of America - BSA - National Council
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing.
For information about Scouting in your area, please contact your local council.
www.scouting.org   (144 words)

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