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Boy Scouts Formally Confirms Gates as President

By Nomaan Merchant | May 23
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.

N. Idaho Sheriff’s Office Drops Boy Scouts Charter

Mar 10
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.

Trail Life: Where Scouts Can Be Free To Discriminate

By Nomaan Merchant | Mar 1
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.

Church Tells Scout Troop to Find New Meeting Place

Aug 13
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.

LGBT Groups Have Mixed Feelings on Boy Scouts’ Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | May 24
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.

Mormon Church Pleased With Boy Scouts Proposal

By Brady McCombs | Apr 26
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.

AT&T Champions Diversity in Fight for Inclusion in Boys Scouts

By Conswella Bennett | Jul 9
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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