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Memorial Day Hike For Heros

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Today is Memorial Day, 2014. So much of what this Day was set aside for has been lost in the hustle and bustle of American life. So many of us now take for granted what this day is truly set aside for. Memorial Day is a day set aside for Americans to remember all the men and women who have ...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout, ‘greatly disappointed’ with Boy Scouts’ gay ban lift

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The Headquarters for Boy Scouts Of America is located in Irving, Texas. Texas Governor Rick Perry earned the rank of Eagle Scout, as did his son Griffin. The Boy Scouts of America Organization honored Rick Perry with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. With the announcement yesterday that the Boy Scouts of America Organization has voted to open their membership to openly ...

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What next male waiters at Hooters?

As a kid I remember having our GHC Club. That was the “Girls have Cooties” Club, if you were wondering. Only boys, and more specifically, only local shoe shine boys, were members. That was the early 1970s. I lived in the city streets of Boston, before it was cool to live in a city like that, by the waterfront, before ...

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The Boy Scouts of America Clarifies Membership Policy

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IRVING, Texas, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. The introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is “reviewing” a policy or signal a change in direction. Resolution: In April, a single individual submitted a resolution asking the Boy Scouts to consider amending its policy on ...

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Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Merit Badge… With Roots That Date Back to 600 AD

DALLAS, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Scouts will be able to add a new patch to their merit badge sash—a patch for playing a game. However, it’s a game that requires critical thinking skills, deep concentration, and abstract reasoning. The Boy Scouts of America will introduce the Chess merit badge in September encouraging Scouts to enjoy an ancient game while acquiring life ...

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Boy Scouts of America Honors Anniversary of 9/11 Through Service and Remembrance

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In recognition of 10-year anniversary, Scout Surge 9/11 encourages units to serve communities and watch the film New York Says Thank You IRVING, Texas, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has honored the United States during times of remembrance—encouraging all members to serve and contribute to the common good. Leading up to Sept. 11, when the United ...

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Boy Scouts of America: Timeless Values, Apathy or Political Correctness?

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The Boy Scouts have a long standing program that has helped to produce many great leaders over its long history – the Eagle Scout. Neil Armstrong, Willie Banks, Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey (WWII Submarine Commander, Medal of Honor recipient), President Gerald Ford (first Eagle to be President), Texas Governor Rick Perry, Sam Walton (Wal-Mart founder) and even “Ozzie” Nelson, ...

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