Thursday, August 30, 2012
Do you think it's going too far?
Eagle badges and medals are being sent back to the Boy Scouts of America to protest its reaffirmation of its policy to not grant membership to open gays, according to a boston.com article. According to a national blog chronicling the protests, about 150 Eagle Scouts have mailed back their awards as of Sunday. The Boy Scouts of America have confirmed that medals and badges have been returned, according to the boston.com piece. “Each year more than 50,000 young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout, totaling to over 2 million,” said Boy Scouts national spokesman Deron Smith. “We don’t have an exact count of medals returned recently, but we have received a few. Although we are disappointed to learn of anyone who feels compelled to return his Eagle…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Boy scout troop 507 thanks Winchester residents for their support for the 18th annual Christmas tree pick-up.
On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 507, we wish to express our gratitude to the entire Winchester community for its enthusiastic support of our 18th annual Christmas Tree Pickup fundraiser. On Saturday, January 7th, nine crews of 65 scouts, former scouts and adults in nineteen vehicles began collecting trees at 7am, ending with a final run to the transfer station at 3:30pm. The boys are proud to provide this service to their neighbors, and your donations help the troop raise money for monthly trips, summer camp, high adventure expeditions, and troop equipment as well as donations to other nonprofit organizations chosen by the boys. We thank the many residents who signed up for the Christmas tree pickup service and those who generously donated …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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Tonight at the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., interested Winchester children will be signing up to join either the girl scouts or the boy scouts. At the meeting, parents and prospective scouts can learn more about the organization. But we want to know, were you a scout? Are your kids scouts? What are your thoughts of the organization?
Boy and girl scout registration is tonight.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Wednesday, September 14. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Winchester, check out our events listings.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Boy scouts Scoutmaster, Chris Rogers, is bringing Venture classes to Winchester that will focus on survival training and other unique classes.
Have you ever wanted to backpack through the Catskills? Maybe your into white water rafting and want to rush down the White Mountains? If you're a high school or college student between the ages of 14 and 20, then Venturing Classes with Boy Scout Scoutmaster, Chris Rogers, is the thrill you've been looking for. Rogers puts together what he calls, “high adventure” outings. These week-long events take groups of eight to 10 nature enthusiasts and pits them against some more rugged and difficult situations found during any Boy Scouts class. Rogers hopes to focus his trips on survival and fitness skills. “Venturing is a little different than Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, even though we do similar things," Rogers said. "Venturing classes look for …