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.
The Boy Scouts of America organization is hosting another closed-door meeting of experts and leaders to discuss ways to identify and fight child abuse.
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 […]
Hundreds of mourners packed Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas on Saturday to say good-bye to firefighter Stanley Wilson.
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth 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.
The Boy Scouts of America begin their annual national meeting in Grapevine on Wednesday, and the issue of gay members is front and center at this year’s two-day conference.
It was an emotional scene: Dallas firefighters saluting their fallen brother as they carried the body of 51 year old year old Stanley Wilson out of the rubble.
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.
Wearing a replica of one of the organization’s uniforms, pop singer Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays. “I think they should change their stupid rules,” she said.
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.