Boy Scouts

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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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

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Boy Scouts’ Leader Says Ban On Gay Adults Not Sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.

05/21/2015

A man waves an American flag. (credit: Getty Images/Hector Mata/AFP)

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

(credit: Fort Worth Boy Scout Troop 179)

Scout Troop Starting Over After Trailer With Camping Gear Stolen

Members of Fort Worth Boy Scout Troop #179 are rattled and frustrated after someone or some people stole their trailer filled with camping gear.

CBS 11–01/05/2015

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Local Boy Scout Troop’s Trailer Stolen Along With Camping Gear

A local Boy Scout Troop is starting off the new year looking for the thief that made off with their trailer, and all of their camping gear.

01/05/2015

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Connecticut Jury Awards $7M In Scouts Abuse Case

A man who says he was sexually abused by a Connecticut scout leader in the mid-1970s won a $7 million jury verdict against Irving-based Boy Scouts of America.

12/15/2014

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

Orlando, Florida

Disney Cuts Boy Scouts Funding Over Gay Policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

03/03/2014

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Boy Scouts Starts Allowing Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America are breaking from a century-old rule. Over the summer, the organization voted to allow openly gay scouts. That rule change takes effect with the new year.

01/01/2014

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