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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 09:04 PM
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Scouts Visit with the President (Obama is honorary chair of the Boy Scouts)
Scouts Visit with the President
Posted by Liza Heyman on July 16, 2010 at 02:41 PM EDT

On Monday, the President opened the doors to the White House Oval Office and warmly welcomed the Boy Scouts of America Delegation. The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and a Boy Scout Venturer gathered close for a picture as they presented the President with their 2009 Report to the Nation. This annual report summarizes the Scoutings accomplishments of the previous year and their vision for the future. The Scouts also presented a special Lets Move related scholarship, which the president graciously promised to relay to the First Lady.

As an honorary chair of the Boy Scouts, President Obama was eager to hear from the extraordinary scouts who spoke with smiles and enthusiasm about the organizations 100 year anniversary. The delegation, which represents over 3 million members of the Boy Scouts, was encouraged to carry on its steady commitment to leadership, service, and the community for another century to come.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/16/scouts-visit-...


Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr., Nominee for Member, National Museum and Library Sciences Board
Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr. is President and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a multi-media facility housing exhibitions of historical events from post-World War I racial segregation to present-day racial progress. Dr. Pijeaux is a member of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Board, Alabama Tourism Department Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America, the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel Advisory Board, and the Rotary Club of Birmingham. He holds a doctorate in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a masters in Teaching from Tulane University, and bachelors degree from Southern University.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-ob...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 09:06 PM
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1. Meh - I could care less. But it does fit with how I think about Obama. Nt
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 09:23 PM
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2. Michelle is honorary Chair of the Girl Scouts, as is every First Lady nt
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 09:27 PM
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3. Don't the Boy Scouts still discriminate against gays and atheists?
Last time I checked they did.

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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 10:16 PM
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4. it is also a religious organization above all nt
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 10:19 PM
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5. Of course they do.
Edited on Sun Aug-15-10 10:55 PM by Bluebear
The OP got a reaction from an earlier Boy Scout story and is back for an encore. It's certainly not news, it happened over a month ago.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 10:39 PM
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6. Individual scouts don't set policy, the National Council does.
I know for a fact that some local councils and individual troops ignore that bullshit and welcome anyone openly, despite what policy is.

Not that it makes the "official" stance any less bigoted.
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