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  • Wisconsin medical board targets pediatrician who molested Scouts

    Wisconsin medical board targets pediatrician who molested Scouts
    Wisconsin's medical examining board has launched an investigation into a prominent Milwaukee pediatrician who practiced for years after he admitted to the Boy Scouts of America that he had molested two boys in 1987. Dr. Thomas Kowalski was expelled...
  • Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on openly gay youth

     
    The Boy Scouts of America have voted to end the group's ban on gay youths. Openly homosexual adults are still not allowed as Scout leaders....
  • The Boy Scouts of America moves to end ban on gay youth, but gay adults still not allowed

     
    The Boy Scouts of America National Council is considering a proposal that would lift the ban on homosexual youths, although openly gay adult members would still be prohibited....
  • Boy Scout files reveal repeat child abuse by sexual predators

    Boy Scout files reveal repeat child abuse by sexual predators
    For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts of America has relied on a confidential blacklist known as the "perversion files" as a crucial line of defense against sexual predators. Scouting officials say they've used the files to prevent hundreds of men who...
  • Release of Boy Scouts files stirs memories of sexual abuse

    Release of Boy Scouts files stirs memories of sexual abuse
    Joshua Solomon kept his Boy Scouts uniform in his closet for 30 years, a cotton and nylon reminder of the sexual abuse he said he endured — but never reported — as a 12-year-old in Berkeley's Troop 22. "I've been refusing to let this piece of...
  • Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in

    Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
    Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members. Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
  • Court upholds order requiring Boy Scouts to release files

    Court upholds order requiring Boy Scouts to release files
    A state appellate court has upheld a Santa Barbara judge's order requiring the Boy Scouts of America to turn over two decades of confidential files on alleged sexual abuse. The Boy Scouts will appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court, a...
  • Steve Lopez: Boy Scouts' ban on gays, bigotry over values

     
    Steve Lopez takes issue with the move by the Boy Scouts of America to reaffirm its policy of excluding gays as scouts or leaders....
  • Live Google+ hangout: Boy Scout files document child abuse

     
    Boy Scouts child abuse: Times reporters Jason Felch and Kim Christensen their review of Boy Scout documents shows that a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators too often failed in its mission....
  • Boy Scouts, gays and Chick-fil-A: A better way than boycotts

     
    Here's an idea for the Boy Scouts: Stage the next national jamboree at Chick-fil-A. The two outfits seem to be on the same backward page when it comes to equal rights for gays. Disappointing to me, since I'm an Eagle......
  • Superintendent's community roundup

     
    I've lived in Bethlehem for nine years now. As my children have aged, there's one thing that has driven me nuts, and that is how hard it is to figure out where I can sign them up for recreational sports and other activities. There's never been on a on-...