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I Once Wanted To Be A Girl. Today I Give Thanks To The Women Who Made Me Who I Now Am

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.08.2017 | Queer Voices

I spent the first six or so years of my life desperately wanting to be a girl. That was the early ‘80s when gender norms were more (differently?) fi...

To My Son's Cub Scouts Leaders -- Thank You!

Marla Murasko | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Marla Murasko

He gained wonderful friendships, and learned that he can do certain things like ride a bike, build a car or rocket, speak in front of others and learn responsibility.

Sword Wielding Man Doesn't Want To Buy Popcorn From Cub Scouts

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weird News

This is one way to earn your survival patch. A group of Cub Scouts selling popcorn door-to-door in Wisconsin encountered a sword wielding man who p...

How the Cub Scouts' Exclusion Impacts Our Fourth Grader

Fred Swanson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fred Swanson

For all of the good that scouting did for me, I don't want to have either of my sons participate in a club that actively excludes people. I hope to teach my kids love and integrity and not to judge others, which is something they cannot learn from scouting as it stands.

Cub Scout Decision: To Join This "Great Organization", or Not to Join This "Homophobic Relic"?

Rick Penn-Kraus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Rick Penn-Kraus

Where else do boys get to do so many things, in such a positive way, with their parents? There are many opportunities out there for boys, but relatively few that provide such a well-rounded, positive, and generally non-competitive atmosphere on a regular basis throughout the year.

Teaching Our Kids to Save the Planet

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Dana H. Glazer

Without frightening them, I believe we need to educate our children about the larger global problems we face, as well as to empower them to do something about it. I want them to understand that even the smallest action can have profound repercussions.

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

Empty Nest, New Beginnings

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

It was bad enough emptying the drawers of his antique bureau when he went off to college. In a fog of reminiscence I bagged his old Cub Scout necktie; a clip-on bow tie; a handful of yellow BBs for his air gun; several single socks; a beanie from Africa; never-used heat bulbs from our long-deceased Bearded Dragon Lizard; and a T-shirt with the date of a spring concert in middle school.

LOOK: 8-Year-Old Writes Adorable Letter Asking Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Participants

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An 8-year-old Cub Scout has penned a poignant letter asking the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay participants. The boy, identified in the letter...

My Years as a Boy Scout and the 'Values' of Scouting

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

I can still tie a clove hitch, but unless BSA enshrines non-discrimination as a "value" of scouting as a start to a large discussion about the place of scouting in the 21st century, I can't be proud of much else for all my years with Akela.

Emma Diab

Robert Wolniewicz: Little Kid, Big Heart | Emma Diab | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact

(Photo by Ken Richardson) Robert Wolniewicz was an expert of sorts on tornadoes. He’d studied their destructive power and prepared an emergency k...

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Chris Wiewiora | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Chris Wiewiora

I want to say that I'm still living at home, because I'm in a gap year after college. That I'll be leaving soon and moving across the country with the girl I love and pursuing my dream. But because he doesn't ask me anything, I don't ask Stephan what he is doing now either.

Gay in the BSA

Philippe Dunbar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Philippe Dunbar

After leaving the Boy Scouts, I felt betrayed by their anti-gay policy. The policy was contradicting the other values taught by the Scouts about respecting others and their beliefs. And even though I felt the Boy Scouts taught many important values, this was one I did not want to support.

Restaurant Donates Over 10,000 Dollar Bills Collected On Its Walls

Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact

The tradition started when a traveling salesman tacked a single dollar bill with his name on it to the wall of Fat Smitty's restaurant in Discovery Ba...

Conn. Man Protects 1,000 Acres Of Trails

Tolland Patch | Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

Tolland resident Ken Hankinson has an important mission with some serious obstacles; he wants to conserve Tolland's open space and natural beauty with...

Cub Scouts Wreak Havoc On Alinea Kitchen

Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

It's a privilege for any young chef to cook inside the Alinea kitchen and for this pack of seven-year-old Cubs Scouts, culinary training came early. T...

Scouts Learn: It's Scary to be Hungry

Tonic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

While most children think of October as the time of the year when they get to spend one night amassing a year's worth of treats, one Cub Scout troop f...

Jon Langbert, Gay Dad, Ousted As Cub Scout Volunteer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week, backed by a Supreme Court case 10 years ago that ruled the Boy Scouts aren't required to accept gay members or leaders, the group ousted La...

6 Year Old Zachary Christie Sentenced to 45 Days in Reform School for Bringing Camping Knife to School ... to Eat Lunch With

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Isn't Zachary the sort of child that Delaware's Zero tolerance policy was put in place to protect? And aren't his parents just the kind we want to support and respect?