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Boy Scouts' decision to welcome girls isn't completely welcome

CNN - 12 Oct 2017
(CNN) The Boy Scouts will soon include girls, and not everyone's happy about it. The 107-year-old organization announced Wednesday that younger girls will be allowed to join Cub Scouts and that older girls will be eligible to earn the prestigious rank ...
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Boy Scouts are for boys - 16 Oct 2017
My youngest son just completed his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He's a member of Troop 47, which is the oldest continuously operating troop in the state of Alabama. He, along with most other scouts feel the decision by the National ...
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Boy Scouts of America to become fully inclusive for girls

Washington Post - 11 Oct 2017
The Boy Scouts of America will be fully inclusive for girls for the first time in its nearly 100-year history, its leaders announced Wednesday, the latest move to adapt the organization's rules in an era of declining membership. The organization said ...
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Girls, Don't Become Boy Scouts

New York Times - 12 Oct 2017
The Boy Scouts' decision to open its ranks to girls appears to be less an evolution toward openness and inclusion than a calculated business strategy. The move allows the organization, which has been rocked by revelations of decades of sexual abuse, ...
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Now That Girls May Join the Boy Scouts

New York Times - 13 Oct 2017
As the parent of a Girl Scout Gold Award daughter and two Eagle Scout sons, I am appalled by the decision by the Boy Scouts to accept girls. Clearly, the Boy Scouts need more members and the organization is more than happy to steal members from the ...
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Boy Scouts vote to enroll girls, but will they sign up?

The Boston Globe - 16 Oct 2017
Sixteen-year-old Akima Khuong tried the Girl Scouts for several years, but the program didn't quite fit. “I didn't like it because we didn't get as many opportunities as the boys did, and I decided it was boring,” said Khuong, a junior at North Quincy ...
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Of Dinos and Scouts: Some Mail

National Review - 15 Oct 2017
Both my boys are in Scouts, and my older is working on Eagle. Rule of thumb is, make them bust their hump to get it done before girls and cars overwhelm their mind. Right now in Scouts, they're thinking about camping, hiking, getting in shape for ...
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Why not combine the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts organizations?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 16 Oct 2017
Regarding the announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it will admit girls (“In Another Historic Change, Boy Scouts Will Allow Girls to Join Some Programs,” Oct. 12), why not merge the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts into one organization and call ...
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'Futuristic approach' coming to historic Michigan Boy Scout camp - 17 Oct 2017
JACKSON, MI - A pair of groups vied for the rights to Camp Teetonkah, the second-oldest Boy Scout camp in the nation. But neither Jackson County nor the Friends of Camp Teetonkah was awarded the camp, as the Michigan Crossroads Council decided to ...
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The Boy Scouts crisis and other notable comments

New York Post - 14 Oct 2017
The Harvey Weinstein scandal underscores just how closely the Democrats are tied to Hollywood, which they use “as messengers to push their agenda,” says Stephen Miller at Fox News. But now they “can't easily undo their connections.” President Barack ...
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Boy Scouts to honor Herman Laramore

Dothan Eagle - 13 Oct 2017
Laramore will receive the honor, awarded for his distinguished “Scout Like” service to the Jackson County community, at the Boy Scouts Golden Eagle Dinner on Oct. 19, at Rivertown Community Church on Lafayette Street in Marianna. The event begins with ...
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Barbershop: US Men's Soccer Loss, Boy Scouts And Eminem

WVIK - 15 Oct 2017
Now it's time for the Barbershop. That's where we gather interesting folks to talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. Sitting in the chairs for a shapeup today are Les Carpenter. He is a writer for The Guardian, and he's with us from ...
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Volunteers help Boy Scout with his Eagle project

Neosho Daily News - 17 Oct 2017
NEWTONIA — Some 20 people were buzzing around the old Methodist Church in Newtonia on Saturday, caulking, painting and replacing windows in this lovely old building. Supervising all the activities was Payton Powell, a high school senior and Boy Scout ...
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Warring Camps

Slate Magazine - 11 Oct 2017
Since the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were founded in 1910 and 1912, respectively, the groups have maintained an amicable relationship. For the most part, they've kept to their own affairs without reason for rancor. When local scouting councils interact ...
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SC congressman worries admitting girls will 'destroy' Boy Scouts

The State - 12 Oct 2017
Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens, posted to Facebook on Thursday that he found it “troubling” the Boy Scouts of America will now admit girls to its youth programs. “I don't agree with the BSA allowing females into this iconic scouting program,” writes ...

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