Boy Scouts of America

File photo of the national office for the Boy Scouts of America. (credit: Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Settles With Texas Ex-Scout In Sex Abuse Case

Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America have reached a settlement with a former San Antonio Scout who says he was abused by his adult leader.

08/21/2014

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates signs copies of his new book, 'Duty' during an event sponsored by Politico at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel on Jan. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gates: Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Scouts

Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

05/24/2014

File photo of a detailed view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone, Likely First Openly Gay Member To Do So

Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America.

02/11/2014

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Boy Scouts Open Ranks To Gay Youth On Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

12/28/2013

File photo of a Boy Scouts patch. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Hold Child Abuse Forum In Dallas Area

The Boy Scouts of America is wrapping up a meeting of experts and leaders focusing on ways to identify and fight child abuse.

10/15/2013

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Perry ‘Greatly Disappointed’ By Boy Scouts Vote

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s disappointed with the Boy Scouts of America allowing openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

05/23/2013

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Boy Scouts Approve Plan To Accept Openly Gay Boys

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

05/23/2013

The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban openly gay boys belonging to the scouting movement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scout Leaders To Vote On Lifting Gay Ban

The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban openly gay boys belonging to the scouting movement.

05/22/2013

The Boy Scouts of America has delayed its decision on whether to admit gay members. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Delay Decision On Policy To Admit Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders.

02/06/2013

File photo of a detailed view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dozens Rally Near Boy Scouts HQ, Urge Committee Not To ‘Invite Sin’ Into Organization

Dozens of people rallied outside the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in suburban Dallas as the group’s board put off a decision on whether to lift a ban on gay members and leaders.

02/06/2013

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