This article was originally posted at Wikimedia Commons has media related to Scouting in New York state. Inthe group's executive board began what would become a two-year review of its policy on gays. While we condemn violence or harassment of anyone, we do not accept that individuals should be given special rights based on sexual orientation or gender identity. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. This group was formed in response to a number of late 19th century and early 20th century forest fires and were effectively "auxiliary fire wardens".
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson serves over 34, girls.
As ofsummer camp programs are no longer being held and the camp is in the process of being sold. Scouts are encouraged to try their hand at activities such as candle making, flint and steel fire starting, blacksmithing, woodsman tools, tin-smithing, blacksmithing and more. It was founded as a Boy Scout camp in with a purchase of approximately 20 acres from the Frink family for Schenectady Council. Lean-to cabins and indoor plumbing make the transition to overnight camping easier for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. The questions matter for two reasons.
Zach Wahls, Eagle Scout and cofounder of Scouts for Equality, called Wednesday's decision to allow girls into the group a "step forward. Girl Scouts in the News June 20, They have completely different histories as organizations. The values of Scouting — trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example — are important for both young men and women," Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America, said in a statement. One individual close to the Girl Scouts, who requested anonymity to speak freely about the group's concerns, said that it believes the policy shift by the Boy Scouts is an effort to increase a membership that has declined by nearly a third since