Boy Scouts

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.
MN Schools Hosting Cub Scout Recruitment DriveOn Thursday, every elementary school in the state of Minnesota will host “Rocket Into Scouting” at 7 p.m. It’s the Northern Star Council’s largest recruiting event of the year.
4 Things To Know: Katy Perry, Apple Watches & MoreThese 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.
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' 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.
'Beerwood Derby' To Benefit Local Boy ScoutsRemember 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.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 28)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.
Teen Uses Eagle Scout Project To Honor Brother, Help TroopsA 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.
Boy Scouts Hospitalized After Canoes Capsize In BWCAA 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.
Judge Refuses To Throw Out Suit Against Scouts 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.
Scout Creates Music Carts For Patients At Children’s HospitalA 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.