Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Board Approves End to Blanket Ban on Gay AdultsThe Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Maryland Scout Leader Dies On Father's Day Hike With Troop And His Two SonsVernon "Rick" Rippeon of Westminster suffered a fatal heart attack while hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains with his troop, which included his two sons.
Former Va. Boy Scout Leader Pleads Guilty to Three Dozen Sex Crimes A former Keswick scout troop leader has pleaded guilty to three dozen sex charges involving members of his troop.
Boy Scouts Open Ranks to Gay Youth on Jan. 1The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.
Rep. King Criticizes Republican Party While Speaking To Boy ScoutsRep. Peter King wants even the Boy Scouts to know he's upset with his Republican Party.
Obama Turns Down Boy Scouts' Offer To Speak At JamboreeTired but filled with fresh memories from an experience they'll likely always remember, thousands of Boy Scouts are heading home after spending 10 days at their National Jamboree in southern West Virginia.
Caterpillar Inc. Drops Boys Scouts The company's move wasn't directly tied to the recent Boy Scouts decision to continue to bar homosexual adults from roles within the organization while allowing openly gay children to be scouts.
Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gays A decision on whether the Boy Scouts of America will keep its policy that excludes gay members and leaders will not be voted on until the organization's annual meeting in May, the national executive board said Wednesday.
Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting GaysThe Boy Scouts of America's national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders.
Scouts Considering Retreat From No-Gays Policy The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.
White House: Obama Opposes Gay Ban In Boy ScoutsWhen it comes to gays and the Boy Scouts, President Barack Obama and the youth organization he serves as honorary president have agreed to disagree.
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