Sunday, April 21, 2013
A revised policy would allow gay members but continue to prohibit adult LGBTQ leaders. Should Boy Scouts of America lift its ban for youth? Has the policy affected your family's experience with scouting? Tell us in the comments.
For years, the Boy Scouts of America has struggled with whether to lift its ban on gay scouts and leaders. But it may be an issue the organization will soon put, at least partially, to rest. In response to the flood of feedback the group has recieved since last summer, when it voted to uphold policy banning gay members and LGBTQ leaders, the Boy Scouts of America announced Friday it was proposing an end to the ban for youth scouts. The organization would still ban adults "who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA," according to the draft policy. The issue will come before 1,400 voting BSA members at a June meeting in Texas. The National Capital Area Council, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Scout responded to an emergency during a one-on-one golf lesson last year.
Vienna teenager Griffin Howland was recently awarded the Boy Scouts of America National Court of Honor's Heroism Award for helping save his golf instructor who collapsed on the course on a hot summer day. On July 7, 2011, Griffin, then 14, was playing golf with his instructor, Benny Navarro, 64, when Navarro collapsed on the course. Using scouting skills that he learned in a Wilderness First Aid course, Griffin checked Navarro's pulse and breathing, determining both were irregular. When Navarro regained consciousness, Griffin, along with other golfers on the course, helped transfer him to a golf cart and transported him back to the clubhouse. Emergency responders treated Navarro on scene. "I'm fine now," Navarro said. "Griffin ended up …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Boys move on to Boy Scouts in Arrow of Light ceremony
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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Pack 152 from Vienna’s Wesley United Methodist Church held its Blue and Gold Dinner last Sunday, signifying the boys' move from cub scouts to boy scouts. Outgoing CubMaster Ike B. thanked Pack 152 and its members for a wonderful two years as sher remembered events such as annual ski trips, campouts on historical ships and campouts around the area and blessings of having a wonderful group of boys to watch grow and become young men. She passed the mantle with words of encouragement to the new CubMaster Scott T. The main event of the evening was the awarding of Cub Scouting’s highest honor. The Arrow of Light was presented to six fine young men as they completed their Cub Scout journey and commence toward their Boy Scout journey. Daniel A., …