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Boy Scouts Executive Board Delays Vote On Gay Ban

There were hopes that Boy Scout officials would vote today on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. But late Wednesday morning, the Scouts announced they are delaying a decision because “more deliberation is needed.”

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2013

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Boy Scouts Board Delays Decision On Gay Policy

There were hopes that Boy Scouts officials would vote today on changing the policy excluding gay members and leaders. But late Wednesday morning, the Scouts announced that they are delaying a decision because “more deliberation is needed.”

02/06/2013

U.S. boy scouts salute while listening to the National Anthem. (credit: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

No-Gay Scout Policy Debated As Petitions For Change Delivered

Just as leaders with the Boy Scouts of America sit down for meetings in Irving, to discuss removing the national membership restriction on sexual orientation, gay scouts and leaders will deliver signed petitions supporting an end to the ban.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2013

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

BSOA Considering Stance On Openly Gay Scouts & Leaders

The Boys Scouts of America, based in Irving, is considering an about face on it’s longstanding
ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.

02/02/2013

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Governor Perry: Boy Scouts Should Keep No-Gay Policy

Gov. Rick Perry said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America shouldn’t soften its strict no-gays membership policy, and suggested that bending the organization to the whims of popular culture is wrong.

02/02/2013

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Texas Judge Backs Order On Boy Scout Abuse Files

A Texas judge has reaffirmed an earlier ruling requiring the Boy Scouts of America to turn over “perversion” files kept on abuse claims, though it’s unlikely that will happen soon.

01/30/2013

Boy Scout Crossed Palms Award

Former Boy Scouts Support Gay Policy Change

A former scout leader says it’s time the Boy Scouts lift the ban on gay members and leaders, and for the first time in a century, the organization is talking about it.

CBS 11–01/28/2013

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)

Boy Scouts Considering Easing No-Gays Policy

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.

01/28/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

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

Order Lets Boy Scouts Keep New Abuse Files Private

The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has won a stay of a court order that would have required them to turn over more than two decades of files the group kept on sexual abuse complaints.

11/30/2012

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UPS Ends Grants To Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

CBS 11–11/12/2012

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

Boy Scouts Of America Hosting Anti-Abuse Forum

Even as its past policies on sex-abuse prevention fuel controversy, the Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium Thursday with other national youth organizations.

10/31/2012

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