boy scouts of america http://wfpl.org en Boy Scouts Decision on Gay Members Apparently Pleases No One http://wfpl.org/post/boy-scouts-decision-gay-members-apparently-pleases-no-one <p>The Boy Scouts of America's<a href="/post/boy-scouts-vote-admit-openly-gay-members"> decision to accept openly gay members</a>— but not leaders—has made neither Kentucky's Christian conservative leaders or LGBT activists happy.</p><p>Chris Hartman, director of the Kentucky Fairness Campaign, was disappointed by the caveat leaving gay Scout leaders unwelcome.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5560 at http://wfpl.org Boy Scouts Decision on Gay Members Apparently Pleases No One City Leaders, Boy Scouts of America Unveil New After School Program http://wfpl.org/post/city-leaders-boy-scouts-america-unveil-new-after-school-program <p>The Boy Scouts of America is forming a partnership with Louisville Metro Government for a new after school pilot program to help at-risk youth and teach them needed skills to deal with drugs and violence.</p><p>Mayor Greg Fischer and other city officials unveiled the NOVA Center on Monday, which will involve the Boy Scouts, Jefferson County Public Schools and Metro Parks in the California neighborhood.</p><p>It will take in more than three dozen student from Wheatley Elementary, who will be recommended from the schools' family resource center. NOVA will offer math and science tutoring, as well as life skills and mentoring on how to avoid alcohol, drug abuse and bullying.</p><p>Fischer says the task of combating violence starts with the youngest children, but it won’t be successful unless everyone participates.</p><p>"And so the Boy Scouts stepping up here should really be applauded. It’s a way they’re going to be directly affecting the lives of these kids one student at a time. And whether you look at 55,000 degrees or 15,000 degrees, people often say ‘how can you get it done?’ And I give them the same answer: you get it done one student at a time. It’s not easy," he says.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:57:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4312 at http://wfpl.org Louisville-Based Boy Scouts Council: No Changes Yet in Policy on Only Gay Scouts, Leaders http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-based-boy-scouts-council-no-changes-yet-policy-only-gay-scouts-leaders <p>The Boy Scouts of America may lift a nationwide ban on gay members, but the scout's Lincoln Heritage Council — which covers Louisville — stresses that no final decision has been made.</p><p>NBC News broke <a href="http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/28/16739587-boy-scouts-close-to-ending-ban-on-gay-members-leaders?lite">the story </a>on Monday. This summer, the national Scouts organization reaffirmed their stance prohibiting openly gay scouts or scout leaders.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:57:36 +0000 Joseph Lord 3666 at http://wfpl.org Louisville-Based Boy Scouts Council: No Changes Yet in Policy on Only Gay Scouts, Leaders Louisville Eagle Scout Returns Badge to Protest Ban on Gay Members http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-eagle-scout-returns-badge-protest-ban-gay-members <p>A local Eagle Scout has joined many others across the country in returning his badge to the Boy Scouts of America in light of the organization&#39;s doubling down on its policy against gay members.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:05:04 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1168 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Eagle Scout Returns Badge to Protest Ban on Gay Members