Boy Scouts

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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.

01/23/2014

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Boy Scouts Open Ranks to Gay Youth on Jan. 1

The 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.

12/29/2013

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. King Criticizes Republican Party While Speaking To Boy Scouts

Rep. Peter King wants even the Boy Scouts to know he’s upset with his Republican Party.

11/01/2013

President Barack Obama holds a Louisville Slugger baseball bat given to him by Louisville coach Rick Pitino during an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Turns Down Boy Scouts’ Offer To Speak At Jamboree

Tired 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.

07/24/2013

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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.

06/13/2013

Boy Scouts of America. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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.

05/23/2013

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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.

02/06/2013

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Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders.

02/06/2013

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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.

01/28/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colo., on Aug. 8, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Opposes Gay Ban In Boy Scouts

When it comes to gays and the Boy Scouts, President Barack Obama and the youth organization he serves as honorary president have agreed to disagree.

08/09/2012

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