Boy Scouts http://kuer.org en Scouts Will Lead Pride Parade Again This Year http://kuer.org/post/scouts-will-lead-pride-parade-again-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A color guard made up of Boy Scouts and former Scouts will lead <a href="http://www.utahpridefestival.org/">Salt Lake City’s Pride Parade</a> for a second year. &nbsp;I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t will also include some Scout leaders who’ve lost their positions because of national Scouting policies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just over a year ago, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow young gay men to participate in Scouting.&nbsp; But gay adult leaders are still excluded.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:16:09 +0000 Dan Bammes 47444 at http://kuer.org Scouts Will Lead Pride Parade Again This Year Group Supporting LGBT Mormons Hopes Exhibit Fosters Discussion http://kuer.org/post/group-supporting-lgbt-mormons-hopes-exhibit-fosters-discussion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group Mormons Building Bridges plans to attend the opening of the<a href="https://history.lds.org/event/norman-rockwell-bsa-exhibit?lang=eng"> Norman Rockwell exhibit at the LDS Church Museum</a> this afternoon. The paintings on display showcase Rockwell’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:58:08 +0000 Dan Bammes 32688 at http://kuer.org Group Supporting LGBT Mormons Hopes Exhibit Fosters Discussion Rockwell Exhibit Opens at LDS Museum http://kuer.org/post/rockwell-exhibit-opens-lds-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An exhibition of Norman Rockwell’s Boy Scout paintings and magazine covers opens this weekend at the LDS <a href="https://history.lds.org/place/church-history-museum?lang=eng">Church History Museum</a> in Salt Lake City.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:43:36 +0000 Dan Bammes 32616 at http://kuer.org Rockwell Exhibit Opens at LDS Museum Black Bear Killed in High Uinta Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scout Camp http://kuer.org/post/black-bear-killed-high-uinta-great-salt-lake-council-boy-scout-camp <p>A confrontation last night between Boy Scout Camp leaders and a bear in the Uinta Mountains ended with a dead bear and possible charges being filed against a camp leader. It happened at the Hinckley Scout Ranch along the East Fork of the Bear River near the Utah-Wyoming border.&nbsp; Jodie Anderson with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says they tried to trap a bear reported in the area earlier in the week. They got a call from the camp that a bear had been shot after camp leaders tried to chase a bear from the top of a table while it was eating something.</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:03:31 +0000 Bob Nelson 32337 at http://kuer.org Black Bear Killed in High Uinta Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scout Camp Scout Killed in Accident at Camp Tifie http://kuer.org/post/scout-killed-accident-camp-tifie <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 14-year-old staffer at the Tifie Boy Scout camp in Sanpete County was killed in an accident Tuesday evening.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 14-year-old from Cedar Hills was part of a program called “Counselors in Training.”&nbsp; David Pack, the Scout Executive with the Utah National Parks Council, says he was working with a crew and some vehicles on a routine cleanup chore.</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:31:41 +0000 Dan Bammes 32194 at http://kuer.org Scout Killed in Accident at Camp Tifie KUER News Pod: Monday June 17, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-june-17-2013 <p>The Great Salt Lake Council threatens a local scout leader with expulsion over marching in the Utah Pride Parade, Utah House Democrats want to be included in any impeachment decision, and a man is shot while attending a service at an Ogden Catholic Church.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F97292836&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:14:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31061 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday June 17, 2013 Local Scout Leader Scolded for Organizing Color Guard in Utah Pride Parade http://kuer.org/post/local-scout-leader-scolded-organizing-color-guard-utah-pride-parade <p></p><p>After a local scoutmaster organized a Boy Scout color guard for the Utah Pride Parade earlier this month, executives with the Great Salt Lake Council are threatening to expel that leader from the organization.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:18:52 +0000 Terry Gildea 31018 at http://kuer.org Local Scout Leader Scolded for Organizing Color Guard in Utah Pride Parade KUER News Pod: Friday May 24, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-may-24-2013 <p>A long awaited report shows that Utah could save millions of dollars by expanding Medicaid, the Boy Scouts of America vote to include gay youth, and Latter-day Saints remember the life of Frances Monson.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F93733425&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:52:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29821 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday May 24, 2013 Boy Scouts of America Open Scouting to Gay Youth http://kuer.org/post/boy-scouts-america-open-scouting-gay-youth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Boy Scouts of America has <a href="http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/MembershipStandards/Resolution/results.aspx">voted to change its policy</a> on including gay youth. At a meeting in Grapevine, Texas 61-percent of the delegates from Scout councils across the country voted to support the change, which still bars gay adults from becoming Scout leaders. &nbsp;A delegate from Utah who says it was a very civil debate, even though there were strong feelings on both sides.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:38:51 +0000 Dan Bammes 29764 at http://kuer.org Boy Scouts of America Open Scouting to Gay Youth Scout Leaders Gather for Vote on Including Gays http://kuer.org/post/scout-leaders-gather-vote-including-gays <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Boy Scout leaders from all over the country are gathering in Texas for a vote on a change in policy that would allow young gay men to participate in Scouting.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 19:22:05 +0000 Dan Bammes 29692 at http://kuer.org Scout Leaders Gather for Vote on Including Gays KUER News Pod: Thursday May 9, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-may-9-2013 <p>Family and friends honor the death of fallen soccer referee Ricardo Portillo, the Great Salt Lake Council discusses gays in the Boy Scouts, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announces the lineup for the Twilight Concert Series.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91437821&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:21:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29025 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday May 9, 2013 Salt Lake Boy Scout Officials Will Vote Independently on Gay Ban http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-boy-scout-officials-will-vote-independently-gay-ban <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Boy Scouts Great Salt Lake Council met today to discuss how to vote on a proposal to partially lift a ban on gays in the organization.&nbsp; A final vote on the plan will take place at a national meeting later this month.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 23:32:46 +0000 Terry Gildea 28990 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake Boy Scout Officials Will Vote Independently on Gay Ban LDS Church Endorses Boy Scouts Policy Proposal http://kuer.org/post/lds-church-endorses-boy-scouts-policy-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-statement-boy-scouts-of-america" style="line-height: 1.5;">Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is endorsing a</span><a href="http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/MembershipStandards.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposed policy change by the Boy Scouts of America</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would let young gay men participate as members, but would still exclude gay adults from leade Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:33:30 +0000 Dan Bammes 28409 at http://kuer.org LDS Church Endorses Boy Scouts Policy Proposal Boy Scouts Reject Utah Pride Center Troop Application http://kuer.org/post/boy-scouts-reject-utah-pride-center-troop-application <p>The Boy Scouts have rejected an application for a scouting troop sponsored by the Utah Pride Center. The gay rights organization recently asked permission to start a troop for 10 middle-school aged children.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:30:41 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27200 at http://kuer.org Boy Scouts Reject Utah Pride Center Troop Application Legal Question Could Affect Scouts' Decision http://kuer.org/post/legal-question-could-affect-scouts-decision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The national leadership of the Boy Scouts of America has put off a decision on allowing gays as Scout members or leaders, and a legal question could be part of what's holding that up.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:00:51 +0000 Dan Bammes 24654 at http://kuer.org Legal Question Could Affect Scouts' Decision