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  • Settlement in sex abuse case keeps Scouts' 'perversion files' closed

    A settlement reached Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America with the family of a Santa Barbara County man molested by a Scout leader in 2007 effectively ends the possibility, for now, that recent files maintained by the organization documenting suspected...
  • Boy Scouts settle sex abuse lawsuit before 'perversion files' are opened

    The Boy Scouts of America announced Thursday that it had settled a lawsuit brought by the family of a Santa Barbara County man who was molested by a volunteer Scout leader in 2007. The family of the victim, now 20, sued the Boy Scouts, alleging the...
  • Andrew Hofmann: Eagle Scout rebuilds Memorial Garden

    Leadership and community involvement are two of the main traits that an Eagle Scout must possess, and Andrew Hofmann displayed those and more when he reconstructed the South Windsor Fire Department's Memorial Garden late last year. "I've learned how...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Black History Expo The National Pan-Hellenic Council, the NAACP and the Howard County Public School System invite the community to "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture" from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter...
  • Boy Scouts settle California lawsuit over sex abuse by volunteer Scout leader

    The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret...
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  • Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California

    Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California
    The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week. The church opposed a new rule to bar California judges from...
  • If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

    To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("...
  • Climbing toward a Scouting career

    Climbing toward a Scouting career
    About 200 boys participated in this year’s Scout-O-Rama held at Verdugo Park in Glendale where local youth could take part in various activities and find out what Scouting is all about. Sponsored by the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America,...
  • Lawyer: Internal Boy Scout files depict long, 'sordid' history of abuse within organization

    The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening...
  • Plaintiff says Scout leader's abuse made him a recluse

    Plaintiff says Scout leader's abuse made him a recluse
    The victim in a Boy Scouts sex abuse case, who is now 20, testified Monday that he became a recluse in his Goleta home after a 2007 incident in a local Christmas tree lot. The victim said that after he was molested by a volunteer Scout leader, he...