While I was in The Boy Scouts of America, I have worked on countless Eagle Scout projects gaining multiple hours working on them. Eagle Scout projects are projects that once you reach a certain rank you can start working to get your eagles. One of the objectives to earn this award is to do a community service project that will benefit the community. For my own project, I worked a minimum of 20 hours. With lining it up and getting equipment and finding people who could help work with me I also helped as many as I could as well.
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All across America, young men join together in a special organization called the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts from 1st grade to seniors in high school work toward a common goal: growing up into a functional, mature citizen and leader of the United States. I joined this great organization in 2006 as a Wolf Cub Scout and rose through the ranks to get into Boy Scouts in 2010. I didn’t know what to expect from such a widely popular, military-like group. Will I get pushed to my limit? How much can Scouts impact me? Is Cub Scouts like what others say?
The United Way of America is an organization which takes in donations from people and businesses and distributes the funds to programs across the nation to help serve the community.
One major controversy in effect today is whether girls should be allowed to join the Boy Scouts of America or should there be a distinct separation between the girls and boys. In the article, “Boy Scouts Face Renewed Push to Let Girls Join the Ranks” by David Crary, several girls across the nation have took it upon themselves to try and join the Boy Scouts of America. Some believe that girls should be able to join in order to gain the same scouting experience as the boys in the organization. Others including myself, believe that if the girl scouts aren’t happy with their scouting, they should take the initiative to make a difference in their own community.
It entails of a minimum 80 hours for planning, fundraising, and completing the service project. My Gold Award project was called “Cheer For Fitness”. I wanted to involve an activity that I love and have knowledge on into my project. Being on my schools Pep Squad for 4 years, I decided I wanted to teach children about the importance of eating healthy and staying fit through cheer. Cheer For Fitness targeted the rise in numbers of childhood obesity. Originally I had planned a week long cheer camp open for anyone who wanted to attend. I reserved dates at a local park, made flyers, and reached out to different troops but it had not been enough. Only 4 girls registered for my fitness camp. Unable to hold it for only 4 girls. I canceled the camp and reevaluated my plan. With the help of my gold advisor, I came up with a new plan. With an organization called Casa De Amigos, a program for low-income families, I put together a one day camp for 30 girls. It was held in the Daughters of Charity Health Systems gym. It had 6 rotating stations; some being pom-pom making, health and fitness, and the cheer station. I choreographed and taught them 2 cheers (offenses/defense) along with a routine to the popular song “Cheerleader”. Each girl also received a framed photo collage of induvial and group
My Supreme Court case is Boy Scouts of America v. Dale which took place in early 2000. James Dale was a member of the Boy Scouts and was in fact an Eagle Scout who got his membership to the Boy Scouts of America revoked when they found out that Dale was a homosexual and gay rights activist. Dale had been a boy scout his whole life, and happened to be an assistant scout master in New Jersey at the time that his membership was revoked. Basically this case was questioning whether or not an organization can be forced to accept a member into their home if their beliefs and daily manners go against the heart and sole nature of the organization.
Most Boy Scouts get to the second to last rank of scouting, Life. Once this point is reached, there is one last big requirement before the Eagle Scout rank is reached, the service project. This is not an ordinary pick up the trash on the side of the road type of service. This project is meant for only the most dedicated. It involves making something for the community, using the skills learned in the previous ranks, and above all, showing leadership. Due to the incredible amount of work involved, most scouts do not proceed to Eagle, instead they “Life-out.” I would have been a part of that group,
I sit around a table of familiar faces: my fellow scouters, good people I have known for almost twenty years. But the faces are contorted with anger, and their voices are filled with acrimony because of the issue being debated. Should girls be allowed to participate in all programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), allowing them to earn the Eagle Scout Award? I feel conflicted as a woman who has been denied entrance to an all-male organization, but my greatest concern is whether this will be the final blow to the integrity of a great American institution. Research about the origins of this controversy brought me to the story of Sydney Ireland, a girl from New York who has called on the BSA to end their discriminatory ban against girl
This task is that of the “Eagle Scout project”. The project is one that requires not only many amounts of planning, fundraising, and gathering resources, but one that also demands the manual labor supplied by friends, family, and fellow scouts. It begins in the planning stages where the project must be mapped out in detail with information about gathering funds, materials and manpower. From here it makes its way to council where a member of the board will approve on it with the guidance of the beneficiary and the scout troop. Once all is approved the project begins and the real work is in full throttle. However, with everything else ever created, there is a simple catch. The applicant can only plan and gather the resources for his project, and not perform any of the labor that goes into it. With a determined team and a detailed plan the youth will provide the leadership needed to get a job well
Everyone has been not been included at some point in their lifetime, and it can be one of the worst things in the world. Suppose we were to create a secret society that everyone in this class can be apart of except ____________. That targeting is exactly what the Boy Scouts are doing when it comes to them targeting homosexual, agnostic, and atheist individuals. ___________ really wants to be in our secret society, just like so many boys wanting to join boy scouts around the world that are not given the opportunity. Boy Scouts try to cover up their discrimination by multiple philanthropic actions but overall they are jeopardizing their organization by excluding groups of people, creating controversy, and by going against their own honor code. The Boy Scouts of America believes that being homosexual, agnostic, or having any belief other than their own is untraditional and conveys the wrong message to the other boy scouts.
The fieldwork assignment was completed at The Salvation Army after-school program in Newburgh, New York. The Salvation Army host a after-school program for students in the grades K-8. Any student that is in a higher-grade level than 8th grade usually volunteers at The Salvation Army. There are three employed adults, which one of them is the director of the program. They have a daily routine and a weekly schedule of activities. The first set of students that arrive to the program is between 3:15 to 3:30 pm. Those students are welcome to start their homework until the next set of students arrive which is between 4:15 to 4:45 pm. Around 5 pm the students have their dinner. After dinner those students who have homework is separated from the rest
One would be un-American if they believe in not allowing homosexuals to join the Boy Scouts of America. Effectively on 1 January 2014 ends a one hundred year old ban on allowing openly homosexuals to join the Boy Scouts of America, which is causing a lot of ruckus within the Boy Scout community. That being the case, some of the older generation Boy Scouts are resigning from the scouts and others are accepting the newer generation with open arms. Since, society is changing and accepting the homosexual race, so should the Boy Scouts of America, basing it on the separation of church and state, it’s racist and equal rights.
In the world that we live in today, social justice plays a huge role in the decisions, laws, and actions that people, and the government make. I think it is time to ask ourselves, have we gone too far? We are all familiar with the Boy Scouts of America. They're a wonderful organization that help boys turn into capable men. The Boy Scouts have a law; A scout is "Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent." In other words, a Scout a good citizen, plain and simple. On May 3rd, 2018 the Boy Scouts of America made the announcement that girls will be welcomed into their boy scout program next February. The name, to appeal more to both genders will be changed to Scouts BSA. The girl
Facts of the case: In 1978, James Dale joined Monmouth Council Cub Scout Pack 142. He continued participating in the Scout program, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in 1988. After Dale turned 18, he applied for and was accepted to the appointment of Assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 73. In 1989, Dale began attending College at Rutgers University. After coming out as gay, he became very involved in the local LGBT community; utilizing his position as co-president of the Rutgers Lesbian/Gay Alliance to raise awareness about issues affecting LGBT youth. After his opinions were published in a local newspaper in July of 1990, Dale was dismissed from the Scouts. Monmouth
Boy Scouts of America: I have been involved with the scouting program since I was six years old, and continue to be actively involved. I currently working to the rank of Eagle Scout. I am currently the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) of my troop, which includes running the weekly meetings, sending and creating the weekly agenda, updating our Troop website, and help plan Troop outings. On average I spend roughly 5 hours a week with doing activities that are involved with Boy Scouts.
“It’s a quotation from Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher. Ms. Conley posted it on the bulletin board outside her classroom and said it has something to do with the Middle School Service Club.” “Aiden,” said Tim, “who wants to be part of that club? All they do is work. I don’t see what’s fun about cleaning up trash and serving meals at a homeless shelter. Why don’t you join the debate team with us? We’ll talk about the issues that matter. That’s how things really get done.”