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Eagle Scout Launches Petition To End Discriminatory BSA Policy Targeting His Gay Identical Twin: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

August Easton-Calabriaand has launched a Change.org petition asking the Boy Scouts of America to end a policy preventing openly gay people participating in the organization once they turn eighteen

Eagle Scout Starts Petition to Keep Gay Twin in Scouting

August Easton-Calabria is fighting to end the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay adult leaders. read more

California Judges Are Banned from Belonging to Boy Scouts, State Supreme Court Says

The California Supreme Court has taken another step to formally oppose the Boy Scouts of America's ban on LGBT adult leaders: State court judges may no longer participate in the BSA. Judges have a year to end their relationships with the organization, which in 2013 lifted its ban on LGBT youth Scouts, but not on adult leaders. Show More Summary

California Bans Judges From Participating in Boy Scouts Over Its Policy Prohibiting Gay Troop Leaders

The California Supreme Court has instituted a policy that prohibits state judges from participating in the Boy Scouts of America because it doesn't allow openly gay adults to become troop leaders.

BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badges

As part of the 2015 Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, free Boy Scouts of America Fly Fishing Merit Badges will be offered at the event. The BSA merit badge program is helped funded by a larger outreach program geared towards children … more ?

Settlement in sex abuse case keeps Scouts' 'perversion files' closed

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A settlement reached Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America with the family of a Santa Barbara County man molested by a Scout leader in 2007 effectively ends the possibility, for now, that recent files maintained by the organization documenting suspected misconduct will be made public.

Settlement in Boy Scouts sexual abuse case prevents release of more ‘perversion files’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Boy Scouts of America have settled a high-profile sex abuse lawsuit in a move that averts a requirement to release files detailing abuse claims and incidents across the country from 1986 to 2007, an attorney said on Thursday. The case in Santa Barbara County was closely watched because of the...

Boy Scouts of America settles lawsuit in 2007 sex abuse case

The Boy Scouts of America announced Thursday it had settled its case with the family of a Santa Barbara County man who was molested by a volunteer Scout leader in 2007.

If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("State high court's vote affecting Scout...

Boy Scout's 'Perversion' Files Reveals 'Sordid History of Sexual Abuse' in Organization, Says Lawyer

An attorney involved in a civil lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America over the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy by an adult volunteer says documents kept by the organization for nearly a century known as the "perversion files" reveal a "sordid history of child sexual abuse."

California Bans Judges from Participating in Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court says no state judge may belong to the Boy Scouts of America. That’s because the group does not allow openly homosexual scout leaders and the state high court says that’s discriminatory. Part of a code of ethics passed in 1996, the rule is supposed to protect a judge’s impartiality. A group […]

Victim testifies at Boy Scout sex trial about molestation

Opening statements have begun in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America.

Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files

Opening statements have begun in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America.

California Bars Judges from Affiliating with the Boy Scouts

They allege that the Boy Scouts of America are discriminatory toward homosexuals, when the organization had accepted gays into their organization. Talk about micromanaging their judges.

Boy Scout membership falls steeply in 2014

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America took a steeper tumble during 2014, the first year under a policy that allows openly gay youth to participate, than in recent years of a decade-long decline. About 2.4 million youth participated in the nearly 105-year-old Texas-based scouting program,...

Boy Scouts condemn sex abuse cover-ups after judge allows private files to be used in trial

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Reuters) – The Boy Scouts of America on Saturday condemned any effort to cover up sexual abuse within its organization, following news that it failed to persuade a judge to stop its internal records from being used as evidence in a California civil trial. The ruling advances one of a series...

Internal Boy Scout files allowed as evidence in California case

(Reuters) - A California judge has denied a motion by the Boy Scouts of America to stop internal records about sexual abuse allegations within the organization from being used as evidence in an upcoming civil trial, the Los Angeles Times reported late on Friday. Show More Summary

Be Prepared!

Boy Scout Handbook Boy Scouts of America 1964 Submitter:  My son brought back a book from his elementary school library that is just awful. The library is nice, they just completely remodeled it with a grant from Target, but some of the books on the shelf have been there since almost when the school opened […]

Boy Scouts offer mining merit badge

The Boy Scouts of America is now offering a merit badge for Mining in Society. The Scouts had an informational table at the SME Arizona Conference here in Tucson earlier this month that was drawing a lot of attention. Details on the requirements to earn the badge are posted at http://www.scouting.org/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-MINE.aspx.

LGBT Advocates Cry Foul After Texas Leases 222 Acres To Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Of America For Nominal Fee

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

LGBT advocates in El Paso are objecting to the state of Texas' decision to lease a large tract of land to the Boy Scouts of America for a nominal amount. The Texas Transportation Commission approved a 25-year lease Thursday for...

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