Eagle Scout

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

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Boy Scouts Name Robert Gates As Volunteer President

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.

10/30/2013

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Boy Scout Project Honors Fallen DPS Troopers With Permanent Memorial

A North Texas Boy Scout unveiled a moving memorial for two fallen DPS troopers, which now sits in a permanent place outside the DPS office.

CBS 11–05/13/2013

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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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Volunteers Help Boy Scout Rebuild

Nearly two dozen volunteers, some of them strangers, showed up to help a Boy Scout rebuild a project that vandals destroyed.

CBSDFW.COM–10/13/2012

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Vandals Destroy Eagle Scout Project

Vandals took just one day to tear apart an Eagle Scout project a Southlake teen spent months putting together.

CBS 11–10/11/2012

Boy Scout Crossed Palms Award

Euless Eagle Scout Honored For Saving Brother’s Life

When fire broke out at a Euless home, there was a family of nine inside. In the rush to get out, one was left behind. Thanks to the clear thinking actions of an Eagle Scout, they are still a family of nine.

08/24/2011