These are the four stories you need to know about for Monday, July 27. They include a star-studded night at the Starkey Gala, and a sea change for the Boy Scouts of America.
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.
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.
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.
Remember those pinewood or carbon car derbies from when you were a kid? Well, it no longer has to be a childhood memory, because the grown-ups head to the races Saturday for the annual Beerwood Derby in Minneapolis.
It’s the last Saturday in March… but will spring finally arrive? Either way, there’s plenty going on around the Twin Cities: from the Beerwood Derby to poetry slams, here’s everything you missed on the March 28 edition of WCCO Saturday morning.
A Minnesota teenager is earning the Eagle Scout rank while keeping his brother’s memory alive. Eli Pruka’s brother Sean was a marine, and a lover of animals. So, Eli began working on a project that would honor that along with Sean’s service to his country.
A group of canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was to the hospital Thursday with mild hypothermia after two canoes capsized. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department responded after receiving a call at about 4 p.m. of eight people in the waters of Basswood Lake near Ely.
A Ramsey County judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit over a former scoutmaster’s sexual abuse of one of his Boy Scouts. Judge Elena Ostby on Friday denied requests to dismiss the lawsuit by the Boy Scouts of America, the local Northern Star Council and the church that sponsored the troop.
A Minnesota teenager went above and beyond for his Eagle Scout project. Mason Stoltz unveiled new music therapy carts at Children’s Hospital Monday. The carts can easily be moved from room to room to help children heal. He got the idea when he saw his sister being helped by music.
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.
It was planned to be a huge fundraiser for a central Minnesota Boy Scout camp. But Washington’s budget cuts have grounded a popular and profitable air show.
The Girl Scouts sell cookies. Many charities do fundraising galas. The local Boy Scouts Council decided to dare donors to rappel off the top of a 22-story St. Paul skyscraper.
Four Boy Scouts who went missing during a canoe trip along the Wisconsin-Illinois border were found unharmed before dawn Sunday after a helicopter pilot spotted their campfire, authorities said.
It’s not every day you get a chance to meet an astronaut — or talk to them in space.
Minnesota Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other students are getting the chance to speak live to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Dylan Burger’s work to become an Eagle Scout has been sidetracked by politics.
A 46-year-old former scoutmaster has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for molesting young boy scouts.
The U.S. Forest Service and the Boy Scouts are teaming up to build new trails and improve existing trails in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
At least once per month during the summer, Nick Anderton rows a canoe out to the center of Amber Lake, then lowers a white disc to see how deep he can see under the surface.
The four-state Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America is planning a new center in Fargo.