Boy Scouts of America

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay Adults

The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.

07/27/2015

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Boy Scouts Set To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday are expected to lift their longstanding ban on gay leaders. This marks a turning point for the Irving based organization.

07/27/2015

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Exec. Committee OKs Ending Ban On Gay Leaders

Resolution would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy.

07/13/2015

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Man Arrested For Soliciting Child Sex Was Texas Boy Scout Leader

The Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America confirmed Tuesday that a local adult troop leader is the same man currently facing charges of seeking sex with a child.

CBS 11–06/30/2015

Mesquite Fire Department U.S. Flag Retirement Box

Mesquite Fire Department Announces Flag Retirement Collection Boxes

The son of a Mesquite Fire Department Lieutenant, recently completed his Eagle Scout project by building a flag retirement box for each of Mesquite’s fire stations

05/19/2015

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NY Boy Scouts Hire Gay Eagle Scout Despite National Policy

The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.

04/02/2015

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Local Boy Scout Troop Has Stars & Stripes Flying Across City

The Boy Scouts of America have a patriotic tradition on Presidents Day – and several other holidays throughout the year. A troop in Keller

CBS 11–02/16/2015

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Membership Falls 7 Percent In Decade-Long Decline

The Boy Scouts of America’s youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation’s oldest youth organizations.

01/16/2015

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Boy Scouts Settle With Ex-Scout In Sex Abuse Case

Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America have reached a settlement with a former San Antonio Scout who says he was abused by his adult leader.

08/21/2014

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Gates Says He Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Boy Scouts

The new president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization — a step further than the Scouts ultimately took.

05/23/2014

Members of the Boy Scouts of America participate in pre-game ceremonies prior to a game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Expected To Announce Gates As New President

The Boy Scouts of America is expected to formally confirm former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as its new president.

05/22/2014

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Boy Scouts’ Membership Drops After Year Of Policy Change

The Boy Scouts of America says its membership fell by 6 percent in 2013, a year in which the organization made the controversial decision to accept openly gay youth.

02/12/2014

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