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  • Eagle Scout project goes for variety

    Eagle Scout project goes for variety
    Typically when a Life Scout sets out to do an Eagle Scout project, it is generally some sort of construction-related endeavor. Mitchel Anderson installed creative bike racks near the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards headquarters, and Ken Gironda built...
  • Before Jamboree was a road

    Before Jamboree was a road
    Sixty years ago, buses carried tens of thousands of Boy Scouts down a little dirt road in Newport Beach to the third national Jamboree — a gathering of troops from across the country. Thursday, about 25 of those Scouts returned to a drastically...
  • James Peter "Pete" Barrett

    James Peter "Pete"  Barrett
    James Peter “Pete”  Barrett December 17, 1924  -  September 30, 2013 Pete Barrett was a loving father, engaging businessman, yachtsman, civic leader, private pilot and adventurer. He was also passionate about regional history, led epic family...
  • Charles H. Foelber, insurance executive

    Charles H. Foelber, insurance executive
    Charles H. Foelber, a retired executive of the old U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty insurance firm who had been chairman of a Maryland universities board, died of arterial sclerosis Oct. 9 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 88. Born in Fort...
  • 'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts

    'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts
    Among the thousands of "perversion files" kept by the Boy Scouts of America is a Maryland-based illustration of the system's failure. Five years after an Allegany County teacher pleaded guilty to 10 sex offenses involving 12- and 13-year-old boys in...
  • In Scouting reports, a pattern of molestation

    The thousands of men expelled from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and policemen. They ranged in age from teens to senior citizens...
  • Mormon Church OK with gay Boy Scouts proposal

    Mormon Church OK with gay Boy Scouts proposal
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a message for the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay Scouts: We're fine with it. The Mormon Church, which has historically opposed same-sex marriage, said Thursday that it supported the Scouts'...
  • Cub Scout's Mother Wrestles With Gay Ban

    Cub Scout's Mother Wrestles With Gay Ban
    My son's Cub Scout uniform taunts me. Weak, it says. Fraud. For two years, my son begged to join the Boy Scouts, and I resisted. I told him that we didn't have time in our family schedule, but mostly it was because I was uncomfortable with the...
  • Boy Scouts Finally Turning Tolerant?

    Boy Scouts Finally Turning Tolerant?
    It's not yet a done deal, but indications are that the Boy Scouts of America may soon lift its longtime ban on allowing openly gay members. If the policy change occurs, it will be a step forward for the 103-year-old organization. But perhaps only a baby...
  • My Word: Scouts' decision on gay boys bittersweet

    A different view on the gay Scouts policy. On Thursday, the national Boy Scouts of America Council voted to allow openly gay Scouts in the organization. Though it is hard to believe that in 2013 this would even be controversial, an affirmative vote is...
  • Salvation Army denies being anti-gay

     Salvation Army denies being anti-gay
    Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group. The Salvation Army uses donated money to...