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Top Boy Scouts of America Articles

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  • Girl Scout starts afterschool program to encourage science among girls

    While many children and young adults gravitate toward scouting for the camping and other activities, Shannon Harrington, of Plantation, was attracted by the community aspects of Girl Scouts of America. "I have a lot of strong memories of food drives...
  • Quite a catch: Niles St. John Brebeuf Fish Fry reels 'em in

    For which occasion should one net 100 pounds of potatoes, 100 pounds of tilapia, 10 gallons of tomato soup and two dozen lemons? Why, the Niles St. John Brebeuf Fish Fry, of course. The March 13 tradition rounded out your choice of baked or fried...
  • Lake veterans groups to hold flag-burning ceremony

    Lake veterans groups to hold flag-burning ceremony
    LEESBURG — When a group of veterans take scissors and a flame Saturday to Old Glory, they'll be disposing of the American flag in one of the most respectful ways possible. The veterans, from the Leesburg-based Amvets Post 2006 and Korean War and...
  • Utah House passes church-backed anti-discrimination bill

    Utah House passes church-backed anti-discrimination bill
    A Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights received final approval at the state's Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday. The House of Representatives voted 65-10 to pass the bill,...
  • After short delay, St. Norbert derby sails smoothly

    After short delay, St. Norbert derby sails smoothly
    The Invitational Pinewood Derby March 7 in the St. Norbert School basement had some engine trouble getting started, but it was no biggie for hosts St. Norbert Cub Scout Pack 266. As soon as numerous volunteers ironed out the race order after last-minute...
  • Former Boy Scout talks about abuse in civil trial: My word against his

    Former Boy Scout talks about abuse in civil trial: My word against his
    The victim in a Boy Scouts sex abuse case, now 20 years old, said in court Monday that he took his tape recorder to a Christmas tree lot where the 2007 abuse occurred to "have some evidence." "I thought it was a good idea to have some evidence," he...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...