Archive | April, 2006

Eagle Scout Candidate Accused of Theft

Posted on 04 April 2006 by admin

KUTV out of Salt Lake City Utah, is reporting a story about a 16 year-old Boy Scout and friend who are accused of stealing gift cards from the nonprofit agency where the Scout was conducting his Eagle Scout Project.

The boys were arrested after trying to make a purchase at Hastings using the stolen gift cards. Both were referred to the Juvenile Court System on felony and misdemeanor charges.

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Boy Scouts of America Recognizes Youth Protection Month, Encourages Education, Prevention and Reporting of Child Abuse

Posted on 03 April 2006 by admin

IRVING, Texas–April 3, 2006–In response to the staggering increase each year in child abuse, and as part of a continued effort to educate youth and adults to recognize and report child abuse, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is recognizing April as Youth Protection Month.

Each year, the number of reported incidents of child abuse increases. According to the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, in 2003 an estimated 1.9 million referrals concerning child welfare were made to and investigated by state child protective services agencies (CPS). This is only an estimate and does not include the vast numbers of unreported incidents and incidents not accepted for investigation. Of that 1.9 million, more than 900,000 children were determined to be victims of abuse or neglect, and more than 100,000 victims of sexual abuse.

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Boy Scout Connection Found in War Zone

Posted on 02 April 2006 by Dan

I recently found an article on defendamerica.mil about a former Scout being reunited with an Assistan Scoutmaster while both of them were overseas.

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 30, 2006 — For 96 years, the Boy Scouts of America has provided a common ground for thousands of boys, teens and men across America.

For one 6-year-old Tiger Cub member, an affiliation with the Boy Scouts and one particular assistant scoutmaster led him to become an outdoorsman and an airman.

Airman 1st Class Ian Zerby, now 19, is an emergency management journeyman with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron here.

Ironically, his former Boy Scout leader and mentor, Chief Master Sgt. David Tarnowski, is also stationed in the area. He’s the chief flight engineer for the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron.

The two, from Troop 829 in Youngstown, N.Y., recently had a reunion after not having seen each other for several years.

“I recognized his face, but he was taller,” said the chief adding, “He’s actually taller than I am.”

Zerby said he definitely knew who (the chief) was, but snickered, “He’s a little more grey.”

You can read the whole article and see a picture of Tarnowski and Zerby here.

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