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  • Calif. attorney seeks to use 'perversion' files in Boy Scout sex abuse trial

    A lawsuit brought by a 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could force the organization to reveal 16 years' worth of "perversion" files documenting sex abuse allegations. Files that were kept by the Boy Scouts of America...
  • Friends, family, laud J. Kroy Ostergaard, former Wilmette trustee

    Friends, family, laud J. Kroy Ostergaard, former Wilmette trustee
    Friends and family this week remembered former Wilmette village trustee J. Kroy Ostergaard as a man whose friendly, problem-solving attitude toward life was forged in World War II mountain combat and three quarters of a century in the scouting movement....
  • Boy Scouts membership falls 7 percent in decade-long decline

    Boy Scouts membership falls 7 percent in decade-long decline
    The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday. More than 2.4 million youth participated in its programs in 2014, along...
  • Scout completes park safety project

    Scout completes park safety project
    Ryan Douglas' Eagle Scout project has made a lasting impact at Tree Tops Park in Davie. The 17-year-old junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School spent about five months surveying, mapping and placing 37 markers over the 155 acres of trails. In addition,...
  • Lincolnwood teen makes benches for Chicago's Misericordia

    Lincolnwood teen makes benches for Chicago's Misericordia
    Compassion, self-discipline, and a good moral compass are a few of the traits instilled in Boy Scouts from a young age. For proof, just ask Lincolnwood teenager Ian Klatzco, who learned more about self-discipline and diligence in two days than some...
  • Gold star given to Elmwood Park Girl Scout for leadership

    Gold star given to Elmwood Park Girl Scout for leadership
    Leadership is something Alexandria Ippolito doesn’t have a hard time expressing, especially through her deeds. The 16-year-old Elmwood Park resident and member of Girl Scout Troop 21822 in Chicago recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the...
  • Five members of Troop 66 earn Eagle Scout honors

    More than 170 people turned out on Jan. 11 to celebrate five Boy Scouts from Troop 66 in Thompson who attained the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Court of Honor recognized Lee Gendron, Jacob Houghton, Benjamin Kuebler, Zachary Rood and Connor Shea for...
  • Judge allows newer 'perversion' files in Boy Scout sex case

    A California judge ruled Friday that more than three decades of Boy Scout "perversion" files containing allegations of sex abuse within the organization can be used as evidence in a molestation case brought by a 20-year-old man that goes to trial month,...
  • $7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

    $7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts
    WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s. Court records show...
  • Future of Bozrah's Camp Tadma On The Auction Block

      Future of Bozrah's Camp Tadma On The Auction Block
    BOZRAH — Generations of Boy Scouts pitched their tents and explored the woods at Camp Tadma, and now that the property is up for auction, conservationists see a rare opportunity to preserve a prime slice of the state's wilderness. Those...
  • Community: Gold Award Girl Scouts march in Rose Parade

    Area Girl Scouts who have achieved their Gold Award were chosen to be members of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Tournament Troop. They carried banners announcing the award-winning floats in this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year&...