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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.

Rediscovering My Husband In An Empty Nest

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 11.01.2013 | 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 02.27.2013 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 09.17.2012 | Gay 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 | Food

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

aolnews.com | 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?