Topics :: Boys Scouts of America
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By Nomaan Merchant | Friday May 23, 2014
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was confirmed Thursday as the Boy Scouts of America’s new president, taking over one of the nation’s largest youth organizations as it fights a membership decline and debates its policy toward gays.
Monday Mar 10, 2014
A charter the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office in northern Idaho had with Boy Scout troop 911 has expired following the Boy Scouts of America opening its ranks to gay scouts.
By Nomaan Merchant | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
Ron Orr gave his 15-year-old son Andrew a choice: He could stick with the Boy Scouts of America and his mission to become an Eagle Scout, or he could join Trail Life USA - the new Christian-based alternative that excludes openly gay boys.
Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
A Boy Scout troop that holds its meeting at a Catholic church in northwestern Wisconsin has been told to start looking for a new place to gather.
By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 24, 2013
Though the Boy Scouts of America’s recent decision to accept openly gay members, some LGBT groups say it’s not enough and the organization needs to go further by allowing out Scout leaders and volunteers to join.
By Brady McCombs | Friday Apr 26, 2013
The Mormon church has given its blessing to the Boy Scouts of America on its latest proposal to lift the gay ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.
By Conswella Bennett | Monday Jul 9, 2012
Three months ago, Ohio lesbian mother Jennifer Tyrell took on the Boys Scouts of America’s attempt to push her out as a den mother. Now, leaders at AT&T have lent their voice and support to encourage BSA not to discriminate.
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