Archive | April, 2005

Military and the Boy Scouts

Posted on 15 April 2005 by admin

I found this nice letter to the editor where the author is arguing that the “Boy Scouts reflect society, which is not secular.” He does make some good points. I’d encourage you to read the whole piece since the piece I am going to quote doesn’t represent the letter very well.

The author makes the best argument for the military to have a relationship with the Boy Scouts.

The military has a vested interest in courting the Boy Scouts–future service members. There are probably more Boy and Girl Scouts serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces in Iraq than card-carrying ACLU members.

I know some Scouts and Leaders may not like that argument but it is the truth. Young men involved with the Scouting program like the adventure, have the patriotism, and have started to develop the skills to become great service members.

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Legion fires legislative volley at ACLU over Scouts

Posted on 12 April 2005 by admin

INDIANAPOLIS, April 12, 2005 – Vowing to “make the journey to the Supreme Court” if necessary in supporting the Boy Scouts right to associate freely, the leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization today asked Congress to amend a law to stop the ACLU from using the courts to “destroy American values at taxpayer expense.”

In separate letters to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), National American Legion Commander Thomas P. Cadmus guardedly praised the “Support Our Scouts Act of 2005” but noted that several recent court decisions, if left unchallenged and allowed to stand, will likely find any statue that authorizes support for the National Boy Scout Jamboree unconstitutional. Frist and Davis are sponsoring the measure in each chamber.

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Scouts on a Hike Discover Body in Creek

Posted on 11 April 2005 by admin

A nature hike yielded an unexpected discovery for a group of Boy Scouts on Saturday. The group was hiking along Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, which is in Philadelphia, when one of the boys thought he saw a manikin floating in the water, after further investigation it was determined that it was a human body.

The Philadelphia police were called, retrieved the body, and transported it to the medical examiner so a cause of death could be determined.

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