Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America could reverse its decades-old ban on allowing homosexual members and leaders as early as next week, leaving the decision to local troops.
Just seven months after the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its decades-old ban on admitting gay members and leaders, the organization said it could reverse that policy as early as next week. Scout officials announced on Monday that the organization is considering amending its policy against homosexual participation in favor of allowing local troops to decide on their own, NBC News reports. If the policy change is approved at next week's national executive board meeting the ban would be eliminated from the scout's rules. "The chartered organizations that oversee and deliver scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs,” Deron Smith, a spokesman for the …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
His community service project centered around cleaning the Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery.
Nathaniel Ramsbottom, of Little Compton, earned his Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scout Troop 29 last month in a ceremony at the Little Compton Community Center. To earn scouting’s highest award, Ramsbottom completed a community service project: organizing and supervising members of his troop in several maintenance projects at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery in Little Compton. Following the damage and from Hurricane Irene, Ramsbottom led the troop in cleaning up fallen trees and overgrowth around the maintenance shed. Then, they refurbished its exterior. In an email, Ramsbottom said they repaired and replaced the rotting boards and cut away all the plants from taking over the shed. "It went smoother than I thought it would and turned out perfect," …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Their Court of Honor was held Saturday at the Little Compton Game Club.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Don Mosher
Monday, September 12, 2011
Three Boy Scouts from Little Compton Troop 29 attained the rank of Eagle during a Court of Honor ceremony held on Saturday at the Little Compton Game Club. Scouts C.J. Mickey, 18, Jack O’Toole, 17, and Colby Torre, 18, were joined by family and friends for the momentus event. With a maturity far beyond their years, each explained their Eagle Scout community service projects they completed and how scouting has affected them. “I built two picnic tables for the Little Compton Historical Society," said Torre. "During my six years in scouts, I learned how to be a leader and how important teamwork is,” said Torre. Mickey, a 2011 graduate of Portsmouth High School, is a pharmacy major at the University of Rhode Island. He echoed his fellow scout'…