Boy Scouts

John Dal Santo with his grandson Jacob Davis (left) and Boy Scout Troop 601

Jacob Davis’ Eagle Scout project was more than just a chore for the 16-year-old Beaumont teen. He completed the wheelchair accessible planter’s box not only for Calder Woods residents to enjoy, but also in hopes of stimulating his grandfather’s memories of working in his garden when he lived at home.

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July 27, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America announced that its National Executive Board had voted to end its ban on openly gay troop leaders.

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders, however, and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality, Boy Scouts of America said in a press release.

Parker Meek planted grasses to slow erosion at a natural area.

Southeast Texas has a new Eagle Scout and he’s paving the way for future generations to enjoy one of the area’s most pristine parks.


Karson Riggs and Ryan Bean are two high school-aged youngsters in a sea of pre-college youth throughout America. They both study hard and have aspirations for their futures. But what sets them apart from your average high school students is an organization and an award they’ve spent half their young lives striving for.

Riggs and Bean are two of the newest Eagle Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America in Beaumont.

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In reaction to a petition campaign asking him to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s current ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders, Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T and an executive board member with the Boy Scouts, has announced that he not only supports an end to the ban -- but will also commit to ending it.