Friday, May 24, 2013
The group’s National Council on Thursday reportedly gave the go-ahead to allow openly gay boys into its ranks. Tell us what you think of the decision.
A boy’s sexual orientation may soon be moot when he goes to join one national organization. According to reports Thursday evening, the Boy Scouts of America voted to drop sexual orientation as one component of membership into the youth group. While the organization’s decision paved the way for openly gay boys to become Scouts, the group’s leadership stopped short of allowing gay Scout leaders. Want to blog about this topic? Email Community Editor Jon Gargis at email@example.com to find out how you can become a Local Voices blogger on your hometown Patch. Not all Scout troops may be receptive to the change. In previous discussions over the issue, BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the then-proposed change, the BSA would not …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The organization is reported to be considering allowing organizations that sponsor the various Scout units to make the call on whether or not to open up their membership to gays.
Wednesday, January 30
The Boys Scouts of America is reported to be considering a substantial change to its current position when it comes to gays. According to CBS News, under the change being considered, it would be up to the different religious and civic groups that sponsor the various Scout units to decide for themselves how to address the issue. These organizations could decide whether to maintain the status quo of excluding gays in youth or leadership roles or open up their membership. CBS reports this was announced Monday and comes after the organization has taken hits during recent years through petition campaigns and the resulting suspension of funding from some corporations. BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the proposed change, however, the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Zach Murphy, a Boy Scout from Marietta, is looking to collect at least 500 children's books for Children’s Literacy of Georgia as part of his Eagle Service Project. Find out how you can help.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Powder Springs Police Honor Guard gave the presentation of colors, the Boy Scouts led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Tanya Ghoreishi sang the National Anthem.
Tuesday's Powder Springs City Council meeting opened patriotically, with the Powder Springs Police Honor Guard giving the presentation of colors, Boy Scout Troop 1294 leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and Tanya Ghoreishi singing the National Anthem. After the opening, Mayor Pat Vaughn was sworn in to her third term as mayor and fifth term overall, Rosalyn Neal to her second term on council, and Chris Wizner to his first. The council also voted on several items, including the city's new $3 monthly stormwater fee.