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A long slide

Charities | Years of decline led the Boy Scouts of America to mortgage its biggest property in 2019
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 1/02/20, 12:26 pm

Mark Stinnett has Philmont Scout Ranch in his blood. 

As a youth, he became an Eagle Scout and member of the staff of Philmont, Scouting’s premier high adventure camp in New Mexico. While on staff, he met the young woman, Carol, who would become his wife. After graduating from college and law school, he became president of the Philmont Staff Association, an alumni group made up of thousands of former Philmont staff members. He took a position on Philmont’s Ranch Committee, an oversight board charged with making strategic decisions for the ranch.

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Bell ringers collect gift that glitters

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/19/19, 11:17 am

The Salvation Army struck gold over the weekend. Bell ringers found a gold bar worth almost $1,500 inside a red kettle for donations in Kentucky.

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Chicken sandwich charity

Charity | Despite Chick-fil-A’s confusing announcement and severed ties with the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, most of its charitable giving still goes to Christian ministries
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/11/19, 03:53 pm

The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s announcement of its shift in giving priorities ruffled many feathers in the evangelical world, but a review of tax documents suggests the chicken restaurant still gives the vast majority of its charitable dollars to Christian ministries. 

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