Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay AdultsThe 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.
NY Boy Scouts Hire Gay Eagle Scout Despite National PolicyThe Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.
Boy Scouts Settle With Ex-Scout In Sex Abuse CaseAttorneys 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.
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.
Boy Scouts Hold Child Abuse Forum In GrapevineThe Boy Scouts of America organization is hosting another closed-door meeting of experts and leaders to discuss ways to identify and fight child abuse.
Boy Scouts Appeal Texas Order To Turn Over Abuse Files
North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On GaysNext 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.
Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For YouthUnder 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.
Opinions On Homosexuality Topic Of Boy Scouts SurveyThe 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.
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.
Scout President: Mistakes Were Made In Confidential FilesThe Boy Scouts of America have for decades have held private files on individuals who came under suspicion for all kinds of misconduct, including claims of sexual abuse.
Boy Scouts Release 'Ineligible Volunteer' ListThe Boy Scouts of America say they knew of cases of abuse in their ranks, and now they're turning over the information to law enforcement.