Perhaps trying to sharpen his credentials with conservatives in advance of a 2008 presidential run, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) introduced the Support Our Scouts Act, which clarifies that federal agencies may welcome Boy Scouts to hold meetings and go camping on federal property. The bill also allows the Pentagon to provide support to the Scouts, which reverses a settlement agreed to with the ACLU last year. Two Democrats–Senators Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Bill Nelson (Fla.)–are co-sponsoring the legislation.
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