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Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay Adults

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

07/27/2015

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Boy Scouts Executive Committee OKs Ending Ban On Gay Leaders

The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue.

07/13/2015

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2 Former Minnesota Boy Scouts Suing Over Alleged Abuse

Two men are suing the Boys Scouts of America, claiming they were sexually abused as scouts by troop leaders in St. Paul. The plaintiffs’ attorney say the lawsuits allege the Boys Scouts organization created a public nuisance by its negligence and concealment of abuse allegations and by failing to warn parents and others about the “prevalence” of abuse.

07/09/2015

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Boy Scouts Sued By Ramsey Co. Official Over Sex Abuse Claims

A former boy scout has come forward with claims his scoutmaster sexually abused him for years.

06/23/2015

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Ramsey County Official Sues Boy Scouts For Alleged Sex Abuse

A St. Paul man has filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America, claiming his scoutmaster repeatedly sexually abused him when he was between 12 and 16.

06/23/2015

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Boy Scouts Hit Water Before Locks And Dams Close

The Boy Scouts of America floated down the Mississippi River from Boom Island in Minneapolis down to Fort Snelling. It was one last chance to go through the locks and dams before they close forever.

06/07/2015

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Boy Scouts’ Leader Says Ban On Gay Adults Not Sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.

05/21/2015

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Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Support Over Gay Ban

Caterpillar Inc. says it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America because the organization doesn’t allow homosexuals to serve as adult leaders. Spokeswoman Rachel Potts says that the Caterpillar Foundation made the decision while reviewing the groups it supports.

06/13/2013

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Texas Judge Backs Order On Boy Scout Abuse Files

A Texas district judge on Wednesday reaffirmed an earlier ruling that requires the Boy Scouts of America to turn over so-called “perversion” files kept on abuse claims, one of three states where the Scouts are involved in court battles over the private files.

01/30/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

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32 Minnesota Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Sex Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America released 20 years worth of secret files on Thursday, which hold the names of men suspected of child sex abuse while serving as a volunteer or a troop leader.

10/19/2012

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‘Double Dog Dare’ Rappelling In St. Paul For Charity

Ever felt like rappelling down the side of a building just to say you did it? The Ecolab building in downtown St. Paul is giving people that chance on Friday, and it’s for charity.

09/07/2012

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Boy Scouts To Review Ban On Gays; No Change Imminent

The Boy Scouts of America will review a resolution that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders, but a spokesman says there’s no expectation that the ban on gay leaders will in fact be lifted any time soon.

06/06/2012