Boy Scouts of America

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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

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses military officers at the Naval Museum on March 21, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Charles Dharapak - Pool/Getty Images)

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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Boy Scouts New Policy To Accept Gays Starts Jan. 1

Come Wednesday a new policy allowing gay Boy Scouts goes into effect. The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America voted this year to allow gay scouts, but not gay leaders.

12/31/2013

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Boy Scouts Name Robert Gates As Volunteer President

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been named the next president of the Boy Scouts of America. The Irving-based organization announced Gates’ appointment to the volunteer position Wednesday.

10/30/2013

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Boy Scouts Appeal Texas Order To Turn Over Abuse Files

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Boy Scouts of America is asking the Texas Supreme Court to review an order requiring it to turn over years of so-called ‘perversion files’ in a child abuse lawsuit. BSA filed […]

06/19/2013

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)

Southern Baptists Oppose Gay Boy Scouts

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn’t explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.

06/12/2013

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Scout Leaders Expected To Vote On Openly Gay Scouts

History could be made Thursday at the Boy Scouts of America annual national convention held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine. The organization is set to vote on whether to allow openly gay scouts in their ranks. Right now gays are not allowed to either be scouts or adult leaders. A compromise proposal to allow gay scouts but not adult leaders is not sitting well with activists on either side of the issue.

05/22/2013

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

North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On Gays

Next week Boy Scouts of America leaders are expected to vote on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. In anticipation of the vote and upcoming conference, two protests are being held today in North Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–05/17/2013

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