Boy Scouts of America

Let's see how Georgia fans react to some good news

ATHENS – It is said that negative news gets read more and solicits more reaction than positive news. We’re going to test that theory today. I plan to …

College Football

Male-To-Female Transgender Weightlifter Sets New Records, Wins Gold

Some of her competitors, however, have quickly raised claims of unfairness.<p>Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand, may have swept away the …

Rio Olympics

Boy Scouts of America Now Has Its Own Hiking Boots

The Boy Scouts of America will be putting its best foot forward with the launch of a signature collection of outdoor footwear. The three-pattern …

Shoes

At this military base’s Pinewood Derby garage, they’re making more than cars

<i>Guest post by Sgt. David N. Beckstrom,</i> <i>5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment</i> <i><br>Reprinted with permission</i><b>JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. –</b> The smell of …

Gems, fossils, minerals of all colors on display at annual show

15 vendors filled the American One Event Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds

Michigan

Rex Tillerson’s poor ‘tone at the top’ on press freedom sets a dangerous precedent

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon CEO, is undoubtedly familiar with "tone at the top," a term coined by audit firms and drilled home …

Journalism

The 10 best patrol name ideas among 2017 March Madness teams

Eagles and Tigers and Bearcats? Oh my!<p>A look at the nicknames of all 68 teams in the 2017 NCAA Tournament reveals some great ideas for patrol …

March Madness

You earned a square knot? Congrats! Here's how to wear it

You worked hard to earn that Scouting square knot and should wear it with pride.<p>You also should wear it right-side up. (Unlike the Hornaday Award …

Fishing

Boy Scout Turned Leader Seemed Like a Role Model. He Was Hiding Sick Reason He Wanted to Be Near Boys Again

Aaron Robertson, 28, joined the Boy Scouts of America when he was 11 years old. He later graduated to become an electrician, a boy scout “adult …

Scout: I was raped by Louisville police officers

LOUISVILLE — In a lawsuit packed with explosive allegations, a former member of the Louisville Police youth program says he was raped and sexually abused by two officers during a two-year period and the police concealed it.<p>The plaintiff, identified as "N.C.," said he was sodomized by Officers …

Policing

Kentucky mayor asks court to unseal sexual assault case versus police

(Reuters) - The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, asked a court on Monday to unseal a lawsuit that accuses two members of the city's police department of sexually abusing a teenager while he was part of a Boy Scout-affiliated youth program.<p>The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday on behalf of a man, …

Abuse of Power

Postdoc in Montclair, N.J., on research and evaluation of youth programs - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Miriam Linver sends along this job posting:<p>The Post-Doctoral Researcher will conduct independent research as a member of the Research on Evaluation …

Research

What's Inside 'The Hearts Of Men'? A New Novel Forages For Answers

Nickolas Butler's second novel, <i>The Hearts of Men</i>, unfolds over three generations at a Boy Scout camp in Wisconsin, and explores what it means to be a good man in a changing America.<p>"I was sorting through some feelings about being a young dad with a young son and thinking about my own dad," Butler …

At U.S. Capitol, Scouts present Report to the Nation to Ryan, Pelosi

When the Report to the Nation delegates described their Washington visit to the Secretary of the Senate, she was floored.“That’s not a routine week …

U.S. Congress

Scouting gets high approval rating from four cabinet secretaries

Four meetings with cabinet secretaries yielded four strong responses to Scouting and the ways in which it prepares young people for life.It’s safe to …

Eight Times American Brands Got Political | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

When the Dodgers called Jackie Robinson up to the major leagues, fans and players alike were outraged—a person of color had never played in baseball’s top flight before. But the infielder had a powerful person backing him up: Branch Rickey, the Dodgers’ general manager, who had long been keeping …

Marriage Laws

Duty to country: Tillerson says Scouting values guide him at State Department

By the time they made it through metal detectors, past gates that required both an ID card and a security code, up a manned elevator, and through a …

Secretary Of State

Scouts react to meeting President Trump to present Report to the Nation

On Tuesday, one Cub Scout, one Explorer, one Sea Scout, two Venturers and five Boy Scouts visited the White House to present the Boy Scouts of …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Scouts celebrate the BSA’s natural partnership with National Park Service

As a Boy Scout, BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh spent time in national parks to complete service projects.He was the owner of a well-worn …

National Parks

High-ranking Eagle Scout at the Pentagon shares strong words about Scouting

Ron K., an Eagle Scout from North Carolina, opened the lunch by saying grace.<p>“Please let us have fun in Washington,” he said, “but do our business, …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Scouts pay respects in wreath-laying ceremony at Tomb of the Unknowns

The Eagle Scout badge is extremely rare, but the U.S. Army has a badge that’s even rarer.<p>It’s the badge worn by members of the Honor Guard who keep …

Arlington National Cemetery

The U.S. Naval Academy’s lesser-known tradition: Scouting

Tradition is a big deal at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where young men and women train to become officers in the Navy and Marine …

Smithsonian anthropologist, an Eagle Scout, puts together pieces of the past

There was a moment when Dr. David Hunt worried he was losing his audience’s attention as he discussed his job studying bones at the Smithsonian …

Anthropology

Dr. Thomas Starzl, Eagle Scout and 'Father of Transplantation,' dies at 90

Dr. Thomas Starzl, an Eagle Scout who performed the first-ever liver transplant in 1963 and pioneered transplant surgery and anti-rejection drugs, …

Medicine

Transgender boy, 9, awarded £14,000 after being kicked out of scouts

The Boy Scouts has apologised to a transgender boy and paid him $18,000 (£14,600) after he was kicked out because of his gender identity.<p>A New Jersey …

Transgender

At Goddard Space Flight Center, Scouts get a look at the future of NASA

Also at Goddard, the delegates participated in some get-to-know-you games — a surefire way to strengthen a team.<p>At NASA, the future is all about …

Astronomy

Cowboy Stew Recipe

<b>Comments:</b> <br>Sep 21, 2014 - Bruce<p>We were at Horseshoe BSR this weekend with several of the Boys and three adult leaders. Used this recipe for dinner on …

Cooking

Boy Scouts Apologize to Transgender Boy Who Was Kicked Out

"Joe is happy that they admitted they were wrong.”<p>When Joe Maldonado was kicked out of the Cub Scouts because he is transgender, he said he was more mad than sad about it. He was kicked out last year because the Boy Scouts of America accepted members based on the sex marked on their birth …

Transgender

New Jersey Boy Scouts Pay $18,000 in Reparation Money to Transgender Boy

A branch of the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey has made peace with a 9-year-old transgender boy who was denied from joining the club.<p>A payment …

Conservative POV

Dad scouted the way as an Eagle – now it's St. Paul teen's turn to soar

Aaron Yang is the Hmong community’s first second-generation Eagle Scout.

Minneapolis