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Boy Scouts removes gay troop leader in Seattle

Geoff McGrath displays his Boy Scout scoutmaster uniform shirt and other scout items for the Seattle troop he led, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash. The Boys Scouts of America has removed McGrath, an openly gay troop leader, after saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. (AP)

The Boys Scouts of America has removed an openly gay troop leader in Seattle, saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At 95, mom leads rites to honor Boy Scouts in ’63 plane crash

50 YEARS LATER  Boy Scouts from Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. High School in Quezon City join Virginia Castor, 95, at Manila North Cemetery on Friday to pay tribute to the 24 scouts who perished in the 1963 aviation disaster. RICHARD REYES

Virginia Castor was among the more than a million people who packed Manila North Cemetery to offer prayers for their departed loved ones on Friday, All Saints’ Day.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US lawsuit accuses 13 of Boy Scouts abuses

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

A dozen men filed a broad new lawsuit against the Boy Scouts and former adult leaders Thursday, saying that abuse occurred regularly in Washington state sites such as a popular camp outside of Seattle.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

Boy Scout Pascal Tessier receives a hug from Greg Bourke, a scout leader from Louisville, Ky, after hearing of the announcement by Boy Scouts of America passing a resolution allowing scouts that are openly gay into their ranks. Mr. Tessier was in the command post for the group, Scouts for Equality at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Tessier is a life scout who was unable to finish his eagle scout unless the resolution passed. AP

The Boy Scouts of America is throwing open its ranks to gay Scouts but not gay adult Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warn could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vote on gay Scouts comes at emotional moment

Terri Hall, left, of San Antonio, Texas, stands with her son Nathaniel Hall, 8, as they hold signs near where the Boy Scouts of America are holding their annual meeting Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. Delegates to the meeting are expected to address a proposal to allow gay scouts into the organization. AP

The Boy Scouts of America’s national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation’s oldest youth organizations and its millions of members.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »