Sunday, February 10, 2013
An Arlington Heights church this week called on the Boy Scouts of America to lift the organizations ban on gay members.
An Arlington Heights church called on the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban against homosexual participants. The United Church of Christ handed out fliers Sunday, Feb. 3 asking its congregation to write letters opposing the anti-gay policy, the Chicago Tribune reported. "Our position is that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) folks, whether they're minors or whether they're adults, have a role to play in our society and our culture," Rev. Rex Piercy told the Tribune. "This (Scouting) organization, which seeks the support of churches like ours, ... stands against the very kind of welcome that we extend to those folks." The youth organization is considering lifting its ban against gay members and leaders, NBC News reported. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
NBC News reports the organization is considering ending the ban that has been in existence for decades.
The Boy Scouts of America ban on gay scouts and scout leaders could soon be over, according to NBC News. The news source reports the group is actively considering ending the ban that has been in existence for decades. If the new policy goes through, the ban on gays would be erased from the Boy Scouts of America’s rules, allowing local organizations to decide for themselves if they want to allow gay scouts and leaders, NBC reports.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois. We also put together a story with information about leaders on the list from the north and northwest suburbs.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"Field of Honor" commemorates veterans and Northbrook history.
Villagers will wake up to a field of rippling red, white and blue on Memorial Day this year, after volunteers plant 1,901 flags on the Village Green in the days leading up to the holiday. Called a Field of Honor, the display celebrates the founding of Northbrook in 1901 and honors the memory of those who have served, are serving and have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Who’s behind this effort? Two hardworking Boy Scouts, among many other individuals and local organizations. Michael Kuhn and Will Ah Tou, both Boy Scouts in Northbrook’s Troup 64, decided they wanted to help promote and set up the Field of Honor as part of their service project work toward becoming Eagle Scouts, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Carl Dibert became Northbrook Troop 64's 100th Eagle Scout.
When Carl Dibert became an Eagle Scout, it was an accomplishment not just for him but also for Northbrook’s Boy Scout Troop 64. He is the group’s 100th Eagle Scout, the highest level of scouting and a rank less than five percent of Boy Scouts reach. It was a proud day in particular for Terry Dibert, Carl’s father and the troop’s current Scoutmaster. “I felt such pride today for all the scouts advancing in rank, and particularly for my son Carl reaching Eagle,” Terry Dibert said in a press release. Dibert becoming the troop’s 100th Eagle Scout also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. “Since it is so difficult to reach the rank of Eagle we weren’t sure exactly when we would have our 100th Eagle…