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

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’

last monthNews : 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

2 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

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...

Kate Middleton makes a surprise visit to the scouts - wearing a hoodie!

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : StyleList

The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed down this evening as she made a surprise visit to a group of children who thought they were just having their weekly Scouts meeting. A program similar to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America,...Show More Summary

ISIS reportedly recruits children through 'Cub camps'

The Islamic State is reportedly grooming children to join its militant group through "Cub camps" aimed at those under 16 years old In a move that seems to take a page from the Boy Scouts of America, children are trained in the campsShow More Summary

Boy Scouts Rescind Employment Offer To Openly Lesbian Woman

The Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America had offered 29-year old Yasmine Cassini a position as director of their new adventure center. The post Boy Scouts Rescind Employment Offer To Openly Lesbian Woman appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Colorado Woman Says Boy Scouts Refused to Hire Her Because She's Gay: VIDEO

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Colorado woman is claiming that the Boy Scouts of America offered her a job only to rescind the offer after finding out she's gay, Denver's FOX 11 reports. After being offered the position of Director of the New Adventure...

Survival Tips You Must Know In Case Of Disasters

We’ve touched on disasters and how to survive them. In fact, we’ve even showed you what to have in a basic (for short emergencies) complete survival kit. The first is from the Boy Scouts of America — this graphic depicts forty basic knots and how to tie them. Show More Summary

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