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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

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Boy Scouts Hold Child Abuse Forum In Grapevine

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.

10/14/2013

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Boy Scouts Appeal Texas Order To Turn Over Abuse Files

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 […]

06/19/2013

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

North Texas Rallies Support Boy Scouts Ban On Gays

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/17/2013

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

Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For Youth

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.

04/19/2013

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

Opinions On Homosexuality Topic Of Boy Scouts Survey

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

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

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

Scout President: Mistakes Were Made In Confidential Files

The 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.

10/15/2012

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

Boy Scouts Release ‘Ineligible Volunteer’ List

The 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.

10/01/2012