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  Boy Scouts of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The BSA was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scouts, established by Robert Baden-Powell in Britain in 1907.
Sea Scouting is now part of the Venturing (Boy Scouts of America) program of the BSA focused primarily on maritime activities.
The Order of the Arrow is a Scouting Honor Society which began in 1915 in Treasure Island, one of the oldest continuously operated Boy Scout camps in the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boy_Scouts_of_America   (3575 words)

 Boy Scouts of America membership controversies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All members of the BSA's traditional programs may wear their faith's Religious Emblem on their uniform assuming their faith has one, it is approved by the Boy Scouts of America, and they have earned it.
In one case, a high-level employee of BSA was fired after the organization somehow obtained a copy of a receipt from a vacation he had taken at a Gay tourism resort.
He also argues that Boy Scouts of America violated a number of their own due process rules by summarily dismissing him without granting him any chance to present evidence to a regional review board (as is required by the organization's own "Procedures for Maintaining Standards of Membership").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boy_Scouts_of_America_controversies   (4074 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)

 Boy Scouts of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an organization for boys between ages of 7 and 14 and for young men and women between the ages 14 and 21 based in the United States of America with some presence in other countries.
Boy Scouting is for boys ages It is perhaps the best known (though the largest) of the divisions.
BSA which had long recognized the UUA badges along with the badges of other that utilized the Boy Scout programs withdrew of the badges saying that Boy Scouts no longer wear Unitarian Universalist badges on their uniforms.
www.freeglossary.com /Boy_Scouts_of_America   (3794 words)

 Merit Badge (Boy Scouts of America) Encyclopedia @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a U.S. -based organization, based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements.
Merit badges are displayed on a sash which may be optionally worn diagonally across the front of the Boy Scout uniform.
The Boy Scouts of America are, as of 2005, field-testing a Hunting merit badge.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Merit_badge_(Boy_Scouts_of_America)   (525 words)

 Boy Scouts of America
Scouting began in Great Britain, founded by Lord Baden-Powell and based on skills he learned in defense of the town of Mafeking in the Boer War and at an experimental camp on Brownsea Island in Dorset.
Sea Scouting is closely akin to the Boy Scouts of America, though focused primarily on maritime activities.
The Boy Scout Salute is the the hand held in the same position as in the Boy Scout Sign, with the pointer touching the forehead or hat brim.
usapedia.com /b/boy-scouts-of-america.html   (3183 words)

 Boy Scouts Legal Issues: Home
May 31, 2006/Irving, TX -- Boy Scouts of America is gratified by yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in a Michigan lawsuit seeking to bar Scouts from using school buildings.
After the filing of this case, Congress reacted to the increasing attacks on Boy Scouts’ ability to have equal access to school facilities by passing the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
Earlier this year, the United States Department of Education issued regulations implementing the Act that require schools to provide Boy Scouts with the same access to school facilities for meetings and flyer distribution purposes that is provided to other outside youth or community organizations.
www.bsalegal.org   (237 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.
Boy Scouts of America, National Council · P.O. Box 152079 · Irving, Texas 75015-2079
www.scouting.org   (78 words)

 Boy Scouts Welcomes You Back — Boy Scouts of America — Boy Scouts of America Scouting Friends - Scouting Friends
In these instances, the Boy Scouts council that serves the majority of the ZIP code area is provided.
Boy Scouts of America Far East Council: The Far East Council of Boy Scouts of America is based in Japan.  Visit their site and see what’s new!
Direct Service BSA: The Boy Scouts of America Direct Service is administered by the International Division of the Boy Scouts of America, and provides a Scouting program to children who fall out of the jurisdiction of either the Transatlantic or the Far East Council.
www.scoutingfriends.org   (440 words)

 Sagamore Signals Home Page
Scouts are also exposed to positive peer groups and tools to help shape their future.
All Scoutmasters were sent a DVD containing tools that young Scouts can use to assist them in completing this requirement, including a video that trains them how to speak to their friends about joining, and a video of Scout activity images they can share with someone interested in joining.
Scout recruiters and prospective Scouts and their parents can be directed to the membership information Web site, www.thescoutzone.org, to view some of the content contained on this DVD.
www.sagamoresignals.com   (2807 words)

 Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000) [99-699]
The Boy Scouts of America revoked former Eagle Scout and assistant scoutmaster James Dale's adult membership when the organization discovered that Dale was a homosexual and a gay rights activist.
In 1992, Dale filed suit against the Boy Scouts, alleging that the Boy Scouts had violated the New Jersey statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in places of public accommodation.
The Boy Scouts, a private, not-for-profit organization, asserted that homosexual conduct was inconsistent with the values it was attempting to instill in young people.
www.oyez.org /oyez/resource/case/680   (275 words)

 Coastal Carolina Council
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.
In the future Scouting will continue to Offer young people responsible fun and adventure; Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law; Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership; Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.
www.coastalcarolinabsa.org   (438 words)

 Scouting For All - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
Any communications sent to Scouting For All or any Scouting For All representative may be published on the Scouting For All website or on any other Scouting For All media unless the communication specifically requests that it not be published.
www.scoutingforall.org   (918 words)

 Mobile Area Council | Home
The Mobile Area Council Boy Scouts of America serves a four-county region with Mobile as its hub.
The Scouting program is open to all boys, ages 6-21 and girls, ages 14-21.
Its members belong to Scout Units that are chartered partners with the Boy Scouts of America including churches, synagogues and community organizations.
www.bsamobile.org   (391 words)

 Welcome to the Greater Pittsburgh Council - Boy Scouts of America Website
It helps to raise awareness of the positive impact of Scouting on families and communities, provides an annual opportunity to share the council’s work, and encourages supporters to come together for a common cause.
He or she must have both (a) the BSA medical form appropriate for his or her age and camp session, and (b) the Heritage Reservation Supplemental Medical form.
Many Scouting leaders face the dilemma of having a desire to provide challenging and fun outdoor programs to meet the needs of their older youth members, but lack the knowledge or resources to do so.
www.gpc-bsa.org   (949 words)

 Amazon.com: Boy Scouts of America : The Official Handbook for Boys (Reprint of Original 1911 Edition): Books: Boy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The aim of the Boy Scouts is to supplement the various existing educational agencies, and to promote the ability in boys to do things for themselves and others.
I showed the ads to really old boy scouts-those who were boy scouts during the 1950's-and they were reminded of the changes.
This book is essential for everyone...not just boyscouts or boys even, it is full of practical advice on just about everything- safty, tons of fun activities, being a good person, etc. an excellent book that keeps everyone from being 'bored' and encorages kids to make up their own fun.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1557094411?v=glance   (1214 words)

 Middle Tennessee Council - BSA
More than 46,500 youth in over 1,325 units are guided by more than 10,000 adult volunteers, all focused on a common vision of building a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
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   (255 words)

 Boy Scouts of America - Greater Niagara Frontier Council - (716) 891-4073
Boy Scouts of America - Greater Niagara Frontier Council - (716) 891-4073
The over 5,000 volunteers and professional staff are dedicated to bringing the Scouting experience to all youth in Western New York.
A national call to service by the Boy Scouts of America to address the issues of hunger, homelessness and poor health in our nation.
www.gnfc-bsa.org   (207 words)

 History of merit badges (Boy Scouts of ... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/History_of_merit_badges_(Boy_Scouts_of_...   (210 words)

 Boy Scouts of America
"The Boy Scouts of America maintain that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing his obligation to God.
"...the Boy Scouts of America have been brutally assailed as malicious monsters because they believe that only adults who adhere to a moral code should lead young boys.
Organized opposition to the BSA's policies of discrimination
www.religioustolerance.org /bsa.htm   (387 words)

 Case: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In June of 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, overturned the unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court ruling against the Boy Scouts of America’s antigay membership policy.
By contrast, the majority decision likely will be seen as a special carve-out for the Boy Scouts, and will not stand the test of time.
Dale, who was in Scouting for nearly a dozen years, earning over 30 merit badges and rising to the rank of Eagle Scout, was expelled in 1990 after BSA officials read in a newspaper article that he is gay.
www.lambdalegal.org /cgi-bin/iowa/cases/record?record=33   (1007 words)

 Ore-Ida Council -- Boy Scouts of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Boy Scout Night with the Boise Hawks - Friday August 11, 200
Ore-Ida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Boise, Idaho
The Ore-Ida Council BSA Internet Account is donated by: Big Sky Telecom
www.oreida-bsa.org   (100 words)

 Boy Scouts of America - San Francisco Bay Area Council
Boy Scouts of America - San Francisco Bay Area Council
Open to Scouts and Ventures 14 to 18 at the time of the Jamboree.
This joins Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training.
www.sfbac.org   (169 words)

 Scouting History and Traditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The history that has been formed and the traditions that have been handed down help make Scouting an interesting and exciting program for our boys.
I hope that after reading a few of these pages, you will have another tale to tell around a campfire, at a roundtable, during a Pow Wow, or at a cracker barrel.
In this way you will be adding to and perpetuating the grand history of the Boy Scouts.
members.aol.com /randywoo/bsahis#IR   (162 words)

 BOY SCOUT ITEMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
$15.00 Scouts aid in sandbagging in Kansas and Missouri and aid in mountain rescue.
Boy saluting flag on cover with poem entitled Legions of Hope, inside.
Held at Fort A. P.Hill near Fredericksburg, VA. Boy Scouts of America.
www.bookstallsf.com /BSA.html   (2405 words)

 DACBSA Home Page
Just for the record, the correct percentage for Boy Scouts earning the Eagle Scout Award for 2005 and 2006 is 5% nationally.
Combinations: "Eagle Scout badge," "Eagle Scout requirements," "Eagle Scout rank," "Eagle Scout Award." I would appreciate it if you help me get that word out.
Complete the on-line feedback form and it will be routed to the responsible party.
www.dacbsa.org   (263 words)

 Hiawathaland Council Boy Scouts of America
Hiawathaland Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Click on the logo to learn about BSA youth protection programs, which deal with prevention and detection of child abuse in all forms.
Fast Start training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before they meet with any youth member.
www.upscouting.org   (288 words)

 Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America
Now available from the Empire Scout Shops is the new 2006 Boy Scout Requirements book.
The Greater New York Councils is pleased to announce the opening of a new climbing wall at the William H. Pouch Scout Camp.
The new facility opened on Saturday, April 1, 2006 and will be available to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers ages 7 and up.
www.bsa-gnyc.org   (217 words)

 Cape Cod & Islands Council - Boy Scouts of America
Cape Cod and Islands Council - Boy Scouts of America
This program has been created specifically for Boy Scouts who are 11-12 years old.
Scouts will work on outdoor skills from Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class as well as selected merit badges and leadership development.
www.scoutscapecod.org   (161 words)

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