Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children Into ProgramsThe Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.
Former Minn. Boy Scout Suing Organization, Claiming Abuse, NegligenceA 59-year-old Minnesota man is suing the Boy Scouts of America, claiming he was abused by his scout leader in St. Paul and the organization did nothing meaningful to stop the man, whom they knew was a pedophile.
Former Minnesota Boy Scout Sues, Claiming Sexual AbuseA former St. Paul Boy Scout who claims he was molested by a serial abuser in 1969 and 1970 has sued the Boy Scouts of America and its local chapter. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the victim was 11 or 12 when abused by then-leader Donald Leonard Keys. It says the organization failed to protect the victim from Keys.
Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay AdultsThe 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.
Boy Scouts Executive Committee OKs Ending Ban On Gay LeadersThe 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.
2 Former Minnesota Boy Scouts Suing Over Alleged AbuseTwo 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.
Boy Scouts Sued By Ramsey Co. Official Over Sex Abuse ClaimsA former boy scout has come forward with claims his scoutmaster sexually abused him for years.
Ramsey County Official Sues Boy Scouts For Alleged Sex AbuseA 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.
Boy Scouts Hit Water Before Locks And Dams CloseThe 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.
Boy Scouts' Leader Says Ban On Gay Adults Not SustainableThe 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.
Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Support Over Gay BanCaterpillar 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.
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.