Boy Scouts of America
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.
The Boy Scouts of America is expected to formally confirm former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as its new president.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.
The Boy Scouts have sent more than one million surveys to Scout volunteers and parents, trying gauge their feelings on homosexuality and the possible lifting of the organizations ban on gays.
With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum see an opportunity. They wonder if the turmoil might prompt some to give them a closer look as options.