Boy scouts

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

No Longer Loyal To Scouts, Boys Join Trail Life

Chatting in the living room one night, 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.

03/01/2014

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Boy Scouts’ Ranks Drop After Year Of Policy Change

The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday that it lost 6 percent of its membership after an often-bruising year in which it announced it would accept openly gay boys for the first time, over the objections of some participants who eventually left the organization.

02/12/2014

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

Boy Scouts Board Meets Amid Talk Of Policy On Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s policy excluding gay members and leaders could be up for a vote as soon as Wednesday, when the organization’s national executive board meets behind closed doors under intense pressure from several sides.

02/06/2013

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Gov. Rick Perry To Address Scouts Amid No-Gay Policy Flap

Gov. Rick Perry is set to address an annual gathering of Boy Scouts from around Texas — even as the group’s national leadership mulls a move away from its mandatory no-gays membership policy.

02/02/2013

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