Boy Scouts of America

Why This Girl Wants to Become a Boy Scout

Sydney Ireland is, by anyone’s standards, a normal, well-adjusted 16-year-old. She just finished tenth grade, loves to dance, and this year choreographed her high school’s dance recital. She’s looking forward to college, where she wants to study “something with math” and “something with the …

LGBTQ

Special-needs Scouts stuck at home after trailer stolen from Arlington church | Arlington

Becky Nussbaum and her Boy Scout troop came home exhausted last week after a few days camping at Worth Ranch, about 60 miles west of Fort Worth.<p>A …

Texas

A 13-Year-Old Mormon Girl Just Tried To Come Out To Her Church, Until They Cut Her Mic

The act of bravery was rejected by the congregation<p>The act of 'coming out' is a personal one. Hopefully, one day we'll live in a world where you …

Religion

Cardinals can't send Bruce Arians to talk to Boy Scouts

Jun 26,2017<p>Before Bruce Arians became coach of the Arizona Cardinals, the team would send coach Ken Whisenhunt to speak to Boy Scout troops. That perhaps has changed since Arians was hired.<p>In an interview in London on Periscope promoting Arizona’s game in England against the Los Angeles Rams in …

Bruce Arians

Child Victims Act for adults sexually abused as kids quietly dies

ALBANY — When it came to again killing the Child Victims Act this year, few stepped forward to take credit.<p>Many opponents of the measure to make it …

Rights & Freedoms

CIA Director Mike Pompeo

I interviewed CIA Director Mike Pompeo in his first sit down with a national network since being confirmed to run the Central Intelligence Agency. …

Mike Pompeo

Corona Boy Scouts save hikers’ lives at Utah’s Zion National Park

<b>CORRECTION:</b> <i>A previous edition of this story had an error. Five members of Boy Scout Venturing Crew 107 were honored for helping hikers at Utah’s Zion</i> …

National Parks

The Best Mid-Tower PC Cases

The mid-tower ATX case is one of those PC parts that has been around forever dutifully holding our gear, and yet rarely gets the respect it deserves. …

Computer Hardware

Touring and Recreation

On assignment from Dad, Rent a bike and ride in a strange city half a world away.<p>Frank's Daughter invites the family on a summer ride - one which …

Cycling

A Brief History of the “Teen”

How two world wars and the industrial revolution created the modern teenager<p>Most people point to <i>Rebel Without a Cause</i>, the seminal 1955 James Dean …

History

Life Lessons From 48 Years As A Scoutmaster

When Bill Shaffer returned to Tulsa from military school in 1969, his pastor asked him to take over as Scoutmaster of his old Boy Scout troop. “Sure,” he thought. “I can do anything for a couple of years.” Forty-eight years later, at 72, he’s still leading Troop 26, sometimes working with the …

This Boy Scout Has Enough Merit Badges for a Whole Troop

Ty Bingham had to earn 21 merit badges on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. It’s the highest rank in Boy Scouts, reached by more than 2.4 million boys since the award was first presented in 1912.<p>But the California teenager recently joined an even more exclusive group when he earned all of …

Good News

Cubs can canoe! New aquatics rules now in effect

When you think about Scouting, you think about doing things in the great outdoors. Fishing, archery and hiking all come to mind. So do aquatics like …

Cub Scouts

Christian author destroys leftism after sons booted from Boy Scout troop over ‘anti-Muslim remark’

Science-fiction author and Christian John C. Wright hopped on his blog Tuesday to vent about a decidedly humiliating experience his sons endured — and in the process cut leftist philosophy right down to the bone.<p>Seems the scoutmaster of his sons’ Boy Scout Troop arrived at Wright’s house Sunday and …

Religion

10 Things You Missed This Week: June 12-16

At <i>Outside</i>, we publish dozens of stories, videos, and photo essays per week. The result can be overwhelming: Lots of stories and not enough time to read them.<p>So here's our digest of the reading you should catch up on this week. Our goal’s simple: to collect the most interesting, overlooked, and …

OS X

Man who stalked Amish children gets 11 years for child porn

A Pennsylvania man already convicted in state court for stalking Amish children near their school has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal …

Crime

Ex-Cub Scouts ‘den mom’ charged with kiddie porn after grooming boy

A former Cub Scouts leader from Arkansas was arrested on charges stemming from an alleged relationship with a teenage pack member whose parents claim …

Crime

EXCLUSIVE: Poll Shows Nearly HALF of Millennials Open To Government Removing Children From Homes That Won't Support Transgender Transitioning

On Monday, Whatsgoodly released the results of a poll regarding the views of millennials on a crucial issue of governmental intrusion: do young …

Millennials

The Boy Scouts Should Allow Girls (And Everyone Else, Too)

I’m an Eagle Scout, a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, a former Assistant Scout Master, and an all-round proponent of one of the greatest outdoors leadership program the world has ever seen: the Boy Scouts of America. But, I’m also citizen of 2017, and someone who acts on the belief …

LGBTQ

Midday open thread: Florida judge loses mind, Trump celebrates homophobia and cheers!

Liberal POV

Child Abuse Survivors Say Cuomo Has Gone Silent On Child Victims Act

As it stands, most victims of abuse have only five years after they turn 18 to bring civil or criminal charges against their abusers—thanks to …

Rights & Freedoms

The 16 dumbest things people have done in US national parks

From the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the colorful thermal geysers of Yellowstone, America has protected some of its most impressive natural wonders in its National Parks.<p>But like with any precious landmarks, humans are bound to push the limits of respectful observation. Thanks to this …

National Parks

Some Guam priest abuse accusers to settle lawsuits out of court

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — The attorney representing dozens of people who have accused priests, the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America of child sexual abuse on Thursday announced plans to settle some of their lawsuits out of court by Sept. 1.<p>Attorney David Lujan told U.S. District Court of Guam …

98-year-old man donates $2 million in stock for 395-acre wildlife refuge

98-year-old Russ Gremel purchased $1,000 of stock in a pharmacy chain around 70 years ago. That chain was Walgreens, and Gremel’s small investment …

Lifestyle

Member of the media files $7 million lawsuit against Boy Scouts for alleged abuse

The former Scout came to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child after walking into a 2012 news conference about sexual abuse within the …

LGBTQ

ARISS contact planned for Boy Scouts from Buffalo, New York

An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI with Boy Scouts from Buffalo, New York

NASA

When a student brought a gun to school, one teen’s quick thinking saved classmates

A 13-year-old Star Scout received the BSA’s Honor Medal for his quick thinking when a classmate brought a gun to school.His actions protected his …

Who Would Oppose The Child Victims Act?

New York State Republicans, Boy Scouts, and the Catholic Church<p>When Ana Wagner was nine years old, she was sexually abused by her father’s best …

Rights & Freedoms

Chicagoan, 98, donates Walgreens shares he bought decades ago — now worth $2 million

Nearly 70 years ago, a young Russ Gremel decided to buy about $1,000 worth of stock in a Chicago-based pharmacy chain.<p>He figured people would always need medicine and women would always buy makeup. He planned to hold onto that stock for a long time, as an investment.<p>As Gremel grew older, that …

Fortune 500

Survey Reveals Kids' Top Career Choices and STEM Comes Out on Top

STEM leads the pack followed closely by career paths in arts and athletics, though the gender gap persists in several fields.<p>The Boy Scouts of America surveyed 150,000 students in eighth to 12th grade in order to gauge their interest in more than 200 career options, and here's what they found: When …

Parenting