Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts Of America To Allow Gay Adult LeadersThe Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Boy Scouts Ends Ban On Gay Adult Leaders; Church-Sponsored Units ExemptedThe executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual Scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. Units sponsored by churches opposed to the change could maintain the ban if they choose.
Boy Scouts Settle Alleged Sex Abuse Lawsuit In CaliforniaThe Boy Scouts of America agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit by a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007.
True Scouting Troop Embraces Special Needs BoysAll 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.
East Bay Boy Scouts Attempt World Record With 400-Pound Bottle RocketA 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.
Former Sebastopol Cub Scout Leader Pleads Not Guilty To Sex With MinorA former Sebastopol Cub Scout leader pleaded not guilty Monday to seven felony charges of committing sex offenses on a child and providing obscene material.
California Bill To Strip Boy Scouts Of Tax Break StallsA 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.
Napa Man Dies From Apparent Heart Attack During Boy Scout OutingA 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.
Boy Scouts Under Fire For Leaving Out Obese At JamboreeThe Boy Scouts of America is facing controversy over new rules denying obese Scouts from participating in this year's National Scout Jamboree.
California Bill May End Tax Exemption For Boy ScoutsThe 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.
Boy Scouts To Accept Gay Youth Following Moraga Teen's BattleIn 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.
Boy Scouts’ Proposal Excludes Gay Adults, Bay Area Lawmakers OffendedA 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.
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