Boy Scouts of America

July 18, 2015

Backstage at a Professional Performance

Backstage PassDuring the spring semester of my junior year in high school (1974), I organized a barbershop quartet. I recruited three of my friends who were in the music program with me at the high school. We started out by practicing at the house of one of the guys in the quartet. We continued practicing throughout the summer and started performing in the fall.

June 1, 2013

The Destruction of the Boy Scouts of America

Boy ScoutsOn May 23, 2013, the 1,400-member National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted in favor of a resolution to add the following language to the requirements for being a Boy Scout:  “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”  The resolution passed by a wide margin, with 61.5 percent voting in favor of the change and 38.5 percent voting in opposition.  The new requirement will be binding on all councils and units when it goes into effect January 1, 2014.