Boy Scouts

Dave and Sheila Rowntree at a recent meeting of Troop 1994. (CBS)

True Scouting Troop Embraces Special Needs Boys

All Boy Scouts recite an oath saying, “On my honor I will do my best.” It’s a promise this week’s Jefferson Award winners have been fulfilling for more than two decades for boys who are often excluded by their peers.

11/19/2014

(CBS SF)

East Bay Boy Scouts Attempt World Record With 400-Pound Bottle Rocket

A giant bottle rocket shot by a Boy Scouts troop in Walnut Creek may have earned them a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

11/17/2014

The alleged sexual offenses took place over three or four years until the victim, who was not a Cub Scout, was 16. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former Sebastopol Cub Scout Leader Pleads Not Guilty To Sex With Minor

A former Sebastopol Cub Scout leader pleaded not guilty Monday to seven felony charges of committing sex offenses on a child and providing obscene material.

05/19/2014

(Boy Scouts of America)

California Bill To Strip Boy Scouts Of Tax Break Stalls

A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status in California because of the organization’s refusal to allow gay troop leaders stalled Thursday in the Legislature after failing to garner enough votes for passage.

09/12/2013

(Boy Scouts of America)

Napa Man Dies From Apparent Heart Attack During Boy Scout Outing

A Napa man died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on a Boy Scout outing at Lake Berryessa on Friday, a scoutmaster and a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

08/12/2013

(Boy Scouts of America)

Boy Scouts Under Fire For Leaving Out Obese At Jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America is facing controversy over new rules denying obese Scouts from participating in this year’s National Scout Jamboree.

07/17/2013

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

California Bill May End Tax Exemption For Boy Scouts

The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would use California’s tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boy Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members.

05/29/2013

Members of Scouts for Equality hold a rally to call for equality and inclusion for gays in the Boy Scouts of America as part of the 'Scouts for Equality Day of Action' May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts To Accept Gay Youth Following Moraga Teen’s Battle

In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.

05/23/2013

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts’ Proposal Excludes Gay Adults, Bay Area Lawmakers Offended

A proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay scouts, but to continue to exclude gay adults from serving as leaders has offended two gay legislators from San Francisco.

04/19/2013

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Remove Tax Break For Boy Scouts Over Gay Exclusions

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow California to strip the tax exempt status from youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, if they have policies that exclude gay members.

02/20/2013

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