Archive | March, 2005

Spring Cleaning: Area Boy Scouts Prepared to Relieve Folks of Extra Cell Phones

Posted on 17 March 2005 by admin

Rochester, MN (OPENPRESS) March 17, 2005 — If the statistical trend continues, there will be about one billion used, idle cell phones in the United States within five years – cluttering closets, desks and dressers across the country. Since that number is already at 500 million and counting, it’s no wonder that a local Boy Scout council that prides itself on building life and leadership skills for its youth has launched a collection campaign designed to raise cash and help the environment.

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Delphi Academy’s Boy Scouts Servicing Community and Safeguarding Environment

Posted on 10 March 2005 by admin

March 10, 2005 — Recently, Boy Scout Troop 555, sponsored by Delphi Academy of Lake View Terrace, helped clean up San Onofre Beach. More than twenty scouts and adult leaders from Sun Valley, Glendale, La Canada and other Foothill communities helped remove debris and litter from the beach.

Scouts filled out International Coastal Cleanup Data Cards, provided by The Ocean Conservancy, to track pickup of all items from the beach. Debris included bottles, cans, caps, cigarette butts, wrappers, containers, straws, toys, rope and other items. More than 377 cigarette butts were picked up that day!

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Frist Announces the “SUPPORT OUR SCOUTS ACT OF 2005”

Posted on 09 March 2005 by admin

March 9th, 2005 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN) will introduce legislation in the next few days to ensure that the Boy Scouts of America are treated fairly by guaranteeing their right to equal access to public facilities, forums, and programs. This legislation addresses attempts to exclude the Boy Scouts from such facilities at the federal, state, and local levels, and legal moves by groups to proscribe longstanding Defense Department support to the Scouts.

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