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Boy Scouts of America

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Top Boy Scouts of America Articles

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  • Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts

    Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts
    Eric Frein worked for Boy Scouts of America’s Lehigh Valley-based Minsi Trails Council, The Citizens’ Voice reported Sunday. The fugitive had two separate employment stints with the Minsi Trails Council, working as a part-time, seasonal...
  • Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past

    Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past
    Over a career that spanned five decades, William Bricker surrounded himself with children, teaching physical education to generations of kids at Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods School, volunteering as a local Boy Scout leader and spending summers working...
  • James FitzGerald, exec who aided Scouting, dies

    An accomplished business executive who family said helped develop safer fuel cells for airplanes during World War II, James E. FitzGerald also made time for the Boy Scouts of America, leading a Glencoe troop for nearly 40 years. Mr. FitzGerald, who...
  • Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy

    Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy
    Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
  • Colorado woman pleads guilty to conspiring to aid Islamic State

    The Colorado woman charged with conspiring to assist the militant group Islamic State pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court and agreed to cooperate and provide possible future testimony against other terrorism suspects. Shannon Maureen Conley,...
  • Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson an Eagle Scout to the core

    Dressed in a blazer and gray slacks, Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson better known as the CEO of Exxon Mobil approached the podium during a national meeting of the Boy Scouts of America at a Texas hotel last year. The organization's delegates had just voted...
  • Community: Scouts blast off for auction

    Community: Scouts blast off for auction
    Touting the space theme “Scouting and Beyond,” the Verdugo Hills Council set a course to celebrate the 40th annual Big Strike Auction at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel on Sept. 6. The event benefits programs for more than 3,000 Boy...
  • York Scout leader waives hearing, agrees to plead guilty

    York Scout leader waives hearing, agrees to plead guilty
    YORK COUNTY — A former Boy Scout leader from York County waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday into allegations that he molested three Scouts — and has agreed to plead guilty to 12 felony charges. Thomas G. Seifert, 56, had the right...
  • Community: Iron Eyes Cody District recruiting

    Community: Iron Eyes Cody District recruiting
    Officials with the Boy Scouts of America, Iron Eyes Cody District, are recruiting new members and are planning a Cub Scout Round-up from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the corner of Griffith Park Drive and Clark Avenue in George Izay Park in Burbank. The...
  • Community: Auction to support Scouting

    Trips to time shares, dinners at local restaurants and sparkling jewelry await those who plan to attend the 40th annual Big Strike Auction on Sept. 6 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, presented by the Verdugo Hills Council of Boy Scouts of America....
  • Letter: Boy Scouts deserve 'Spotlight' also

    I was excited to see the News-Press was going to feature local scout achievements each week (“Spotlight on Scouting”). I believe this is the fourth week since its inception. Every week a Girl Scout has been featured. Are the Boy Scouts on...