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Top Boy Scouts of America Articles

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  • John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

    John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85. Claerhout underwent...
  • Disney's 'Frozen' teaches kids to be gay, pastor says

    Disney's 'Frozen' teaches kids to be gay, pastor says
    Religious talk show host Kevin Swanson is claiming that Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" is the work of the Devil and teaches children to be gay.   According to Right Wing Watch, Swanson, a pastor and host of the radio talk show "Religious Right"...
  • Looking Out: Gay Eagle Scout from Md. petitions Amazon to halt donations to Boy Scouts

    Looking Out: Gay Eagle Scout from Md. petitions Amazon to halt donations to Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, of Maryland, became one of the first out Eagle Scouts in the history of the Boy Scouts of America earlier this year, after the organization lifted its ban on gay scouts. On Wednesday, the Chevy Chase resident challenged the Boy...
  • Community & Clubs: Buy a flag for Armed Forces Day

    Only days remain until Armed Forces Day weekend, when the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will display 1,776 American flags at Castaways Park. On May 16, about 1,000 children from area schools will be bused to the site to participate in the events of...
  • Monthly water bills for Glendale residents, businesses could increase

    Monthly water bills for average single-family residences and commercial customers could increase by $17.98 and $16.67, respectively, by fiscal year 2017-18 if the City Council approves the rate cap they set earlier this month, according to figures...
  • Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay leader

    Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay leader
    The Boy Scouts of America has severed ties with a Seattle church that has insisted on allowing a gay man to remain as a troop leader, the youth organization said Monday. It is likely the first time the national organization has severed ties with a scout...
  • Howard County mom gave flight to seven Eagles

    Howard County mom gave flight to seven Eagles
    When Mary Agnes McCarville and Fred Lewis met as students at the University of Delaware in 1949, they naturally had no way of knowing where their courtship would lead. Today, after 63 years of marriage, the Clarksville parents of 10 recently had...
  • Council moves to limit gush of increasing water rates

    The City Council tossed out a recommended water-rate-increase plan on Tuesday that would boost Glendale Water & Power revenue by a compounded 26.3% over the next five years, preferring to set the ceiling for their rate discussion at a compounded 20.4%...
  • Reader Report: Scouts honor fourth-generation Eagle

    Reader Report: Scouts honor fourth-generation Eagle
    Boy Scout Troop 90 in Newport Beach recently held an Eagle Court of Honor in recognition of Eagle Scout Brent Valentine, a Newport Beach resident who attends The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach. Valentine is a fourth-generation Eagle Scout. His...
  • Gold Coast business owner shot to death: 'He touched a lot of lives'

    Gold Coast business owner shot to death: 'He touched a lot of lives'
    The 66-year-old proprietor of a Gold Coast framing company was gunned down over the weekend at the Southwest Side factory complex where he had worked for 30 years, police and family members said. Described by his son as a jack of all trades and animal...
  • Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations

    Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations
    Starting in 2015 the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning adult leaders who are gay will cost the organization donations from the Walt Disney Co. Though Disney doesn’t provide money to the Boy Scouts' national or local councils, the...