I’d Like to Celebrate This Moment With a Little Song…


The Boy left for Scout Camp this weekend. He'll be gone for an entire week.Summer Camp... and the parents of the world rejoiced.The Boy, pictured doing some weird squat-y thing.Thank you to everyone who helped make this trip possible.You guys are seriously awesome. … [Read more...]

Reader Poll — Attending Mass When Camping …


... Reader poll at bottom of post.Am I completely off base to expect a Boy Scout Troop, affiliated with and sponsored by a Catholic Church and made up predominately of Catholic boys and leaders, to plan mass attendance into camping trips?My feelings are, as a Catholic troop, the boys should automatically include going to mass in the itinerary when they plan these trips.Photo SourceTake for example this past weekend.They could have very easily planned Saturday vigil mass … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean Being An “Openly Gay” Boy Scout….


... Several people have approached and written to me wanting to know my opinion on the Boy Scout scandal. And yes, it is a scandal. Why haven't I addressed here? Because I don't know what to think. I, like most of you, are still plagued with tons of questions. I'm struggling to understand it all myself and the impact it will have on the scouting organization. Mostly, my concern is for my own boy scout and his well being. I'm honestly trying to determine how we'll proceed from here. Now that the … [Read more...]

When the Boy Scouts is Boy in Gender Only and Not in Essence…

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... Do you know how hard it is to cultivate in my son's life these pockets of boyish refuge? Exceptionally hard. Young men are constantly surrounded by a cloud of femininity that is hostile to their boyhood. Teachers especially. The education system is dominated by women, most of whom do not have the time, patience, or know how to educate fidgety young men. When teachers aren't telling our boys to shut up and sit still, the media and entertainment industries fill in the gaps of the chorus. … [Read more...]