Payday Loans uk

Alternative to the Boy Scouts in the works

August 20, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective

July 12, 2013

The following excerpts are from the article “Non-sexualized Boy Scouts alternative launched” by Matt Barber on the World Net Daily website: … “On Saturday, June 29, I, along with nearly 50 top Christian, youth and scouting leaders from across the nation, took part in a private, landmark meeting in Louisville, Ky. The meeting was convened to lay the groundwork for a principled, values-based scout-like youth character development program for young men. Although some finishing touches remain (such as the organization’s official name), a press conference was recently held in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of this exciting new organization.”

“‘Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens,’ notes the news release.”

“‘The new program will be an exciting and motivating outdoor-based program focused on leadership and character development for boys and founded on principles and values that reflect a Christian worldview.’”

“‘It will be open to all boys irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin,’ continues the release. ‘Parents from all faiths are welcome to place their children in the program. While boys may come from every religious background, adult leaders in the program – from the National Board level to individual unit volunteers – will adhere to a standard statement of Christian faith and values. The program and themes will teach practical life skills, an appreciation for the outdoors, service to others, leadership, and character development.’”