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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

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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 »

P1 hike in movie tickets in QC to go to Scouts

Moviegoers can soon expect a P1 increase in the price of film tickets although the additional amount will go to a good cause. Two ordinances were signed and approved last week requiring all movie houses in Quezon City to increase by P1 the cost of tickets from August to September.   The proceeds, however, for [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

US, EU to help launch alliance against pedophilia

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In this file photo, Portland attorney Kelly Clark, talks about some of the 14,500 pages of previously confidential documents created by the Boy Scouts of America at a news conference in Portland, Ore. Increased public awareness of how child predators operate, along with better law enforcement and policies to protect children, may be helping to reduce child sex abuse despite this year's headlines about cases connected to institutions like Penn State, the Boy Scouts and the BBC.  AP

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will launch a global alliance targeting online child sexual abuse, building on the success of cross-border police operations that have dismantled international pedophile networks.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Boy Scouts of the Philippines

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines, which holds office in Ermita, Manila, was established on Oct. 31, 1936, by then President Manuel L. Quezon through Commonwealth Act No. 111. Introduced in the country by the Americans as early as 1910, it was tasked to promote “the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scout craft and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues.” Currently, there are about two million Boy Scouts in the country.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts patrol Mandaue streets for litterbugs

ARMED with citation tickets and accompanied by local officials, about 24 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts patrolled barangay Ibabao-Estancia in Mandaue City for litter bugs yesterday.   The scouts of Mandaue City National High School met with 10 eco-wardens, tanods and police personnel to be briefed on their tasks.   Ibabao-Estancia barangay captain Jun del [...]

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

5 dead in camping trips hounded by accidents

A girl was killed and four other high school students were injured in Macalelo, Quezon, on Thursday after they plunged into a shallow river 15 feet below when the hanging bridge they were crossing collapsed. Insp. Heinrich Alafriz, of the Macalelo police, identified the fatality as Abigail Palo, 15, a senior student of Macalelo Public [...]

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 Cebu scouts join World Jamboree

Senior crew leader Rodrigo Abellanosa and scout department head Vince Yu, both Boy Scout leaders of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, are in Sweden to represent the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Cebu Council in the Philippine contingent to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree from July 27 to Aug. 8. Vice President Jejomar Binay, [...]

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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