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  • Mail Call

    July 30th, 2015

    The discovery of a 46-year-old book adds a new chapter to the history of Strength for Service books NASHVILLE, Tenn.––In 1969, Army Chaplain Robert Covington noted how important mail is for members of the Armed Forces serving overseas. “No one knows better than the soldier away from home how important mail call is,” said Covington.” … read more

  • Frequently asked questions about the BSA policy change

    July 28th, 2015

    The following represent the most frequently asked questions and answers by BSA  1.       What is the policy change? Effective immediately, chartered organizations will be able to select adult volunteer leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing Scouting’s longstanding policy of chartered organizations selecting their leaders… read more

  • Statement by the General Secretary of the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) related to the recent adult membership policy shift by the Boy Scouts of America

    July 28th, 2015

    On July 27, the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) changed its adult membership standards. According to the resolution, “No adult applicant for registration as an employee or non-unit-serving volunteer, who otherwise meets the requirements of the Boy Scouts of America, may be denied registration on the basis of sexual orientation… read more

  • It will only take an hour a week

    July 8th, 2015

      Thirty years ago the president of Tennessee college escorted Keith Winchester and Montee Sneed into his office.   “I have a project for you,” he began. “It is a thankless job and no plaques or awards will be given to you for the work.”  “However, tt will only take an hour a week,” he said … read more