SCOUTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SCOUTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57845631-68/church-scouts-mcgrath-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57845631-68/church-scouts-mcgrath-gay.html.csp">Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T14:48:12.999-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it no longer could host troops under the Boy Scouts name. The church has stood by Geoff McGrath, 49, a Seattle software engineer and Eagle Scout, after his membership in the organization was revoked last month, setting off an impasse betw...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578456312014-04-21T14:48:12.999-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T14:48:12.999-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57845631@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:48:12 MDT Wal-Mart opens new store in Provo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786054-79/mart-wal-store-opens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786054-79/mart-wal-store-opens.html.csp">Wal-Mart opens new store in Provo</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T16:56:03.456-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opens in Provo Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 2255 University Parkway is approximately one-quarter the size of the company’s typical Supercenter and is expected to employ 95 people. Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets offer a full grocery department, prepared food options, fresh baked breads, self-serve deli, a bakery and a pharmacy. The first one opened in 1998, and there are about 300 of the stores nationwide. As is its custom when it opens a new store, Wa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786054@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:56:03 MDT Boy Scouts removes gay troop leader in Seattle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760801-68/mcgrath-troop-scouts-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760801-68/mcgrath-troop-scouts-gay.html.csp">Boy Scouts removes gay troop leader in Seattle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T18:20:01.694-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 06:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • The Boys Scouts of America has removed an openly gay troop leader in Seattle, saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. The organization told Geoff McGrath in a letter Monday that it “has no choice” but to revoke his registration after he said he was gay while being profiled by NBC News. “Your statement is in direct violation of the BSA’s leadership qualification,” said the letter from the Boy Scouts’ Office of General Counsel in Irving, Texas. It noted that there would no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760801@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:20:01 MDT Utah State football: Ags looking to grab attention on Pro Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57754912-77/pro-state-utah-doughty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57754912-77/pro-state-utah-doughty.html.csp">Utah State football: Ags looking to grab attention on Pro Day</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:12.807-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • There are two dreams Jake Doughty has for his future, and one would think they’re at odds. He’s finishing the semester with an engineering degree, one of the most difficult academic undergraduate majors at Utah State. On the other hand, he’s got a shot — it’s a long shot, but a shot nonetheless — at a career in the NFL. His motto: Why choose? The all-conference linebacker wants to earn both his degree and a chance to play pro football. It’s about as difficult as you would think: When he’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754912@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:12 MDT Scout lodge named after LDS Church President Monson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694282-90/scout-lodge-monson-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694282-90/scout-lodge-monson-president.html.csp">Scout lodge named after LDS Church President Monson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T20:34:05.68-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 08:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A $3 million donation will allow the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts to build a new lodge that it is naming in honor of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson. The council says the 23,000-square-foot lodge will serve as the centerpiece of its Bryant S. Hinckley Scout Ranch, which contains a cluster of four Scout camps in the Uinta Mountains. The donation comes from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, established by the James LeVoy Sorenson family for charitable endeavors. “The council h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57694282@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:34:05 MDT Utah football: Trevor Reilly, Karl Williams shine at Pro Day (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57700227-89/nfl-williams-reilly-ran.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57700227-89/nfl-williams-reilly-ran.html.csp">Utah football: Trevor Reilly, Karl Williams shine at Pro Day (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T16:29:43.917-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tribune photographer Al Hartman commented that it felt like being in church Wednesday morning at Spence Eccles Field House. Wives and parents bit their nails while current Utes played scout, timing their former teammates’ 40-yard dashes with their cellphones. Joining them were real-life scouts from roughly 24 NFL teams, according to Director of Player Personnel Fred Whittingham. On the clipboards of these men — few of whom looked capable of any length of dash — pencil scribbles altered the futu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57700227@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:29:43 MDT N. Idaho sheriff’s office drops Boy Scouts charter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656585-68/scouts-charter-idaho-sheriff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656585-68/scouts-charter-idaho-sheriff.html.csp">N. Idaho sheriff’s office drops Boy Scouts charter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:17:17.693-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Coeur D’Alene, Idaho • A charter that the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office in northern Idaho had with Boy Scout troop 911 has expired after the Boy Scouts of America opened its ranks to gay Scouts. Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger last spring said he would be compelled to drop the charter because the organization is promoting a lifestyle that’s against Idaho law. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that the charter the sheriff’s office had with the troop expired at the end of 2013. Tim McCandle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576565852014-03-09T22:17:17.693-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T22:17:17.693-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656585@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:17 MDT Groups ask Girl Scouts to sever ties with Mattel over Barbie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641685-79/girl-scouts-barbie-partnership.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641685-79/girl-scouts-barbie-partnership.html.csp">Groups ask Girl Scouts to sever ties with Mattel over Barbie</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T08:39:51.21-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A few weeks after her foray into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Barbie is entangled in controversy again, this time over her ties with the Girl Scouts. Two advocacy groups often critical of corporate advertising tactics — the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream — on Thursday urged the Girl Scouts of the USA to end its partnership with the doll’s manufacturer, the Mattel toy company. The partnership, announced last August, include...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576416852014-03-06T08:39:51.21-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T08:39:51.21-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641685@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:39:51 MDT Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over policy on gay adult leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621808-68/disney-scouts-gay-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621808-68/disney-scouts-gay-funding.html.csp">Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over policy on gay adult leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T15:59:00.349-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement Sunday that the decision will affect the organization’s ability to serve children. Disney does not provide direct funding to the Boy Scouts, but it donates money to some troops in exchange for volunteer hours completed by Disney employees. Smith says the program has provi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621808@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:59:00 MDT Girl Scout cookies arrive in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57618980-78/news-girl-cookies-scout.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57618980-78/news-girl-cookies-scout.html.csp">Girl Scout cookies arrive in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rick Egan</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T18:10:22.735-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 06:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Girl Scout cookies arrive at the Redman Storage Warehouse and are prepared for delivery to customers. This year, Utah Girl Scouts sold an average of 325 boxes per scout.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57618980@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:10:22 MDT