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December 13, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A former Eagle Scout who became a Boy Scout leader faces child pornography charges on Long Island, N.Y., officials said. Edward Orenchuk III of Garden City, has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies for possessing images of child pornography and making those images available to others via the Internet, Nassau County Dist. Atty. Kathleen Rice announced . Orenchuk was arrested and arraigned Wednesday, officials said. He is being held on $400,000 bond or $100,000 cash.
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OPINION
December 5, 2012
Re "Scouts fought background screening," Dec. 2 How sad to see the Boy Scouts of America join the Roman Catholic Church as an organization professing good while shielding evil. I am an Eagle Scout and the father of an Eagle Scout. If I'd known 20 years ago what your articles have uncovered, I wouldn't have allowed any of my children to join this dangerously hypocritical organization. I should have resigned as well. James Willwerth Altadena ALSO: Letters: Paying for TV we don't watch Letters: Going to the mat for rich taxpayers Letters: Israel's largesse for the Palestinians
OPINION
October 23, 2012
Re "Scout files name alleged abusers," Oct. 19 With the staggering number of child molestation cases in the Roman Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, two things are clear. First, the statutes of limitations on sexual assault should be abolished. Second, there should be a national agency that conducts background checks on people who deal with children, including priests, teachers, coaches and tutors. The cost should be paid by the people who are being checked. The church and the Boy Scouts say they are doing a better job protecting children.
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June 7, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
You can't be in Boy Scouts if you're openly gay - but a group of Eagle Scouts wants to change that. Current and former scouts have banded together to form Scouts for Equality , challenging the Boy Scouts of America's century-old policy that bans gay scouts and troop leaders from its ranks. The group's launch comes less than 24 hours after Boy Scout top brass said they would review a proposed resolution to end the ban, but said it had little chance of passing. “When it comes to matters of sexual orientation, our policy is to not discuss that in any way, but to refer kids to spiritual advisors, parents and guardians,” Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, told The Times.
NATIONAL
December 5, 2010
?Michael Sclawy-Adelman, a 17-year-old Scout in suburban Fort Lauderdale, Fla., went on a 20-mile hike last year in 100-degree weather in Big Cypress National Preserve. He was hoping to become an Eagle Scout. But by the midpoint of the hike, he and two other Scouts were too overheated to eat lunch, according to a ranger's report. By the 15th mile, he was stumbling. He vomited and then lost consciousness. The two Scout leaders waited more than an hour and a half before calling for help on their cellphones, according to allegations in a suit filed by Miami attorney Mark A. Sylvester, and Michael died of heat exhaustion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2010 | By Bob Pool
His plan was to use his Army experience to jump-start his life. Pfc. Scott G. Barnett of Concord, Calif., intended to move his wife to Germany, where he was stationed in the Bavarian town of Katterbach. When his tour of duty was over, the 24-year-old hoped to parlay the mechanical training he was receiving with the 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade into a possible future career back home as a civilian mechanic. But before he could move his wife, Nikki, to his German base, Barnett's unit packed up in November and was sent to Iraq.
OPINION
December 30, 2009 | By Charles Fleming
On New Year's Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin a yearlong celebration of its 100th birthday. The festivities will commence with a first-ever Boy Scout float in the Tournament of Roses Parade accompanied by an honor guard of 300 Eagle Scouts. I generally don't advertise it, but I am an Eagle Scout myself. In the spring of 1971, just shy of my 16th birthday, I earned the medal and flat patch that represent Scouting's highest rank. It was a doubly significant achievement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
Aiming to boost their sagging numbers, the Boy Scouts are launching a million-dollar campaign to draw more Latinos, a group that has long resisted Scouting's appeal. But the Scouts' national officials acknowledge that it may be a tough sell. Only three of every 100 Scouts are Latino, and some immigrant families see such groups as an indulgence of the well-to-do in their home countries. Some also bristle at the uniforms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Irvine Eagle Scout arrested last month on suspicion of stealing iPods, cash and cigarettes from vehicles pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts in court last week and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Carter Andrew Sudeith, 18, was also sentenced to three years' probation and is scheduled to begin serving his jail time Monday.
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