BOY SCOUT BLOG Exciting Times for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council
I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed summer! Personally, I can testify that this was one of the best summers I have experienced. When I travel around the Northern Lights Council, I always get asked ... Posted on 10/1/13 at 4:22 PM
THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND 2011 ND Game & Fish Warden of the Year Erik Schmidt
For me acknowledging Erik as Warden of the year is a little more personal. Back in 1998-99 Erik was a HS student at West Fargo and I was the Fargo area Game Warden. We started a program through Boy Sc... Posted on 12/24/11 at 5:46 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #9 - November 17, 2010
Areavoices Digest #9 - November 17, 2010
Another week and more schools are jumping on board with areavoices blogs.Areavoices is a fantasticplace to share school news. In additon to our newest school ... Posted on 11/17/10 at 2:31 PM
A Rochester man who alleges he was molested by a Boy Scout leader in the 1970s is suing the Scouts. It's the third lawsuit involving the former scoutmaster, Richard Hokanson, since Minnesota temporarily lifted its statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases.
Two former Boy Scouts have filed lawsuits alleging they were sexually abused by a Minnesota troop leader nearly four decades ago. The former Scouts say they were abused in the 1970s by Richard Hokanson, a convicted molester who now lives in Faribault.
Some U.S. religious leaders are cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America, saying they will no longer permit local troops to meet at their churches in reaction to the group's decision to allow openly gay youth members.
The top executive of the Northern Lights Council, which includes all of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, said he wasn’t aware of any local sponsors of Boy Scout troops who planned to withdraw support after scouting’s national group voted to allow gay youths.
Wendy Reuer and Patrick Springer
, May 24, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.
Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders.
On opposite sides of the world, the brother and sister sat transfixed before their computers, reading a stranger's account of long-ago secrets and deeply buried sins. The memo was just four pages long, about an incident in 1963 at a Boy Scout camp in New Jersey. A Scout executive had gotten drunk during an overnight outing, then was discovered gambling with a group of boys. But there was more.
Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is retreating until May from a decision about whether to ease its policy of excluding gays. Whatever the organization eventually does, it's likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting.
David Crary and Nomaan Merchant
, February 06, 2013
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