In a separate statement, the Washington archdiocese said the Boy Scouts
of America policy change "does not affect the teachings of the Catholic Church and the manner in which the Archdiocese of Washington conducts the Scouting programs under its purview.
No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts
of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," the resolution passed Thursday states, (http://www.
Wells added his hope that the Republican presidential hopeful would "set an example of how people with differing religious beliefs can come together to support the Boy Scouts
of America's mission to serve our communities and develop tomorrow's leaders, regardless of sexual orientation.
Among those aged 25 and older, 22% of men who have been Boy Scouts
report graduating from college, compared with 16% of non-Scouts.
The mural was commissioned by the Detroit Area Boy Scout
Council in honor of the Boy Scout
centennial, and 14 road teams will be delivering copies of the mural to each of the 300 Boy Scout
councils in the lower 48 states.
This award recognition is presented to those individuals who exemplify in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts
[to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent].
The move does not prevent military personnel front volunteering and allows the Boy Scouts
to use facilities open to the public.
The Boy Scouts
of America was founded at almost the same time that organized camping really took off in the Adirondacks, and it is no coincidence that Scouting and organized camping share so much.
Jay Mechling argues that the real experience of Boy Scouting--in contrast to the rigid prescriptions of the Boy Scouts
of America's national office--helps boys develop into a mature masculinity fully compatible with progressive ideals of gender and citizenship.
Participating Boy Scouts
earned the same badges concurrently with the men, except for badges in Camping and Cooking.
Boyce formed the Boy Scouts
of America and hoped to shape the lives of American boys.
In January the Boy Scouts
of America announced that it was shutting down our Cub Scout pack and six other BSA groups in Oak Park, Illinois because of our policies' "inconsistency .
We are very pleased with the Supreme Court's decision [in June 2000, upholding the Boy Scouts
of America's right to bar gay people] .
A: The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Boy Scouts
of America v.
Two atheist boys can remain in the Boy Scouts
of America even though they refuse to take an oath to do their "duty to God," according to a recent decision by a California appellate court.