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A two-day meeting of leaders of the Boy Scouts of America will be closely watched as the organization considers a change to its long-standing ban on allowing openly gay boys to be members. Officials are scheduled to open the first of the ballots today....
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. The Scouts announced Friday that the proposal would be submitted to the roughly...
Confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse are set to be released after a two-year-long court battle. The anticipated release of the files on Thursday by Portland attorney Kelly Clark will reveal 20,...
WDBJ7 ReporterWhere do thousands of young men get together to learn skills and strengths that will last a lifetime? We're talking about the Boy Scouts. At Claytor Lake in Pulaski County, over the last six weeks, nearly 10,000 scouts from 27 states have been spending...
ReporterBoy Scout Troop 2 in Clifton Forge has a new patch for their uniforms. The troop is celebrating 100 years and it's still going strong. They hold meetings at the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church on Tuesdays. Every meeting begins with the Boy Scout oath...
Multimedia JournalistWhen the flag is at the end of its life, there's only one way to properly retire Old Glory. You simply drop the flag off to either the Boy Scouts of America or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Eagle Scout Stewart Hundley of Troop 210 says...
Anchor/ReporterHe doesn't have the speed of Superman but a 13-year-old from Galax is being called a hero. He was at the right place when it mattered most. John "Jack" Vaughan was on a mission trip in Costa Rica last summer when he saved another boy's life. Vaughan...
One of the first things that an incoming Boy Scout must learn is the Scout Law. It's become so famous that many people outside the organization likely recognize it. "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful,...
There's a question that needs to be asked about a Boy Scouts of America vote scheduled for later this week. We'll get to that, but first try to grasp a little of what Scouting involves. A personal recollection of Boy Scouts was summers at D--(Bar)--A...
Leaders of Boy Scout organizations from across the United States will vote Thursday in Dallas on whether to accept gay Scouts. Based on a majority vote by 1,400 National Council members, the decision will be announced at 6 p.m. eastern time. The vote...
At age 19, when I was an assistant scoutmaster, I was expelled from the Boy Scouts of America for being gay. The very group that had taught me the value of self-respect since I was 8 years old now told me that there was something fundamentally wrong...
Glendale will host a series of community meetings to discuss a schedule of electricity rate increases that city officials say are needed to pay for badly needed infrastructure upgrades and to improve the utility’s financial footing. The meetings...
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