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

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 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