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Cub Scout Kicked Out After Asking Lawmaker About Gun Control

By Colleen Slevin | Oct 23
A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans' health and eating fried chicken.

Scout Leader Accused of Giving Troop Member LSD, Marijuana

By Frank Eltman | Dec 18
An assistant scoutmaster at a suburban New York Boy Scouts troop is facing criminal charges after allegedly sharing LSD, marijuana and alcohol with a 13-year-old troop member.

Suit: Connecticut Scoutmaster Abused 19 Kids in '60s, '70s

By Dave Collins | Nov 18
Seventeen men and two women are suing the Boy Scouts of America and local chapters in Connecticut, saying a now-dead scoutmaster sexually abused them when they were children in the 1960s and 1970s.

End to Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays Draws Closer

By John Riley | Jul 26
On July 10, the BSA's executive committee unanimously approved a resolution that would allow openly gay adults to serve as Scout leaders and parent volunteers. The resolution must still be ratified by the National Executive Board.

Anti-Gay Activist Condemns Servicemen, Boy Scouts

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 2
Linda Harvey, hate-monger, author and champion of archaic hairstyling choices, took to her radio show Wednesday to condemn military service members and Boy Scouts who marched in Sunday’s Gay Pride March in New York City.

Boy Scouts to Lead NYC Pride March

By EDGE | Jun 24
A group of local area Boy Scouts will be defying the BSA Scout Oath and Scout Law this Sunday when they wear their uniforms as part of the Color Guard at the 44th Annual Gay Pride March down Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Eric Holder Criticizes Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 11
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called out officials from the Boy Scouts of America Tuesday over the organization’s anti-gay policy that bans out scoutmasters.

Boy Scouts See Increase in Membership in Utah

May 25
Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is up in Utah since its ranks were opened to gay youths a year ago.

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.

Boy Scouts to Formally Confirm New President

May 22
The Boy Scouts of America is expected to formally confirm former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as its new president.

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