Breaking News: Electrical accident at Boy Scout Jamboree
Boy Scouts: Four (new number) killed in accident at Jamboree
The Boy Scouts of America now says four Boy Scout leaders have been killed in an electrical accident at the organization’s 2005 Jamboree in Bowling Green, Virginia. It was first reported that five had died.
A Jamboree spokesman says the accident happened this afternoon, but had few other details.
One other leader and a contract worker were also injured but remain in stable condition at a local hospital.
My heart and prayers go out to them.
Recently, a federal judge banned Pentagon support for future Boy Scout Jamborees. I hope this decision is overturned. The Scouts need your help. The ACLU is determined to destroy the Boy Scouts organization. Here are a few things what you can do:
- Read the articles at the Boy Scouts of America Legal Issues Site.
- Spread the word. Tell all your friends about this. Email your entire mailing list.
- Write, call, and email both the national ACLU and your state ACLU offices protesting this current policies. Insist on being heard. To find your local office, navigate the national ACLU site to the right-bottom corner where it says “YOUR LOCAL ACLU” and you’ll find the states listed alphabetically.
- Register at the BSA website for updates, donate money to their legal defense fund. Join any of the supporting organizations, and add your organization to the supporting organizations roster.
- Laura Friedel and David Scott of the Schiff Hardin law firm are the lawyers assisting the ACLU in the Illinois law suit. If you’re their client, withdraw your business and tell them why.
- Call your representative in Congress and ask them to support the BSA. Call your Senator and ask him/her to support the BSA. Find out how they voted and insist that they support the Scouts.
- Write to your local papers supporting the Scouts.
- Call your local United Way and request that they support the Scouts. If they don’t, don’t support the United Way.
The Save Our Scouts bill will be reintroduced in the next session of Congress. We need to act now.