Nathan Henneberg-Verity of Norcross will be awarded the "Honor Medal" for saving the life of a fellow scout. He was assisted by three Peachtree Corners scouts who helped pull several scouts to safety when their canoe tipped in a swift moving current.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Nathan Henneberg-Verity of Norcross will be awarded the prestigious award for saving the life of a fellow scout. He was assisted by three Peachtree Corners scouts who helped pull several scouts to safety when their canoe tipped in a swift moving current.
Submitted by Kevin Dunn (It took six months of reviews, interviews and paperwork for this scout to be awarded this high honor. Kevin Dunn has been one of Nathan’s scout leaders for the past 13 years and was his scoutmaster for four years.) ----------- Boy Scout Troop 26, chartered by Christ Church Episcopal in the city of Norcross, Ga. was honored this week as one of their scouts, Nathan Henneberg-Verity, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout, was awarded scouting’s national award, The Honor Medal. The award is presented to scouts who have, “demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self. Nathan will be presented the Honor Medal on Feb. 24, during the 10:30 a.m. Scout Sunday church service for…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A spokesman for BSA said the organization may soon announce a policy change.
A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America has told USA Today that the organization may announce a change to its policy on gay scouts and leaders as early as next week. The spokesperson said BSA would allow gay scouts and troop leaders, which is an about face for the organization. "The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic, or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue," BSA spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement to USA Today. In July 2012, the Boy Scouts of America confirmed its ban of gays from the organization. The longtime ban, which was reaffirmed after a two-year review, banned gay boys from being Boy Scouts and gay adults from serving as troop …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Intel stops donations until ban on gay scouts and scout leaders is lifted.
Financial supporters of the Boy Scouts of America have been under firm pressure by gay rights organizations demanding that companies take a stand against the youth organization whose policy discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation. The push might just be working. Recently the BSA lost funding from its largest corporate funder, Intel, which reportedly gave the youth organization more than $700,000 in 2010. The move resulted from a campaign launched by Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, who started a campaign at Change.org. He urged Intel to pull funding for BSA after an American Independent report disclosed that the company gave large contributions to the organization. With the support of GLAAD …