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  • 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...
  • 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. ("...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination

    California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination
    California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts organization after the state Supreme Court voted this week to eliminate an exception to a rule that bars jurists from being a part of discriminatory organizations. The Boy...
  • 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...
  • Ruling allows use of 'perversion files' in Boy Scout sex abuse case

    Ruling allows use of 'perversion files' in Boy Scout sex abuse case
    A judge ruled Friday that the attorneys for a 20-year-old man molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could use internal documents known as the "perversion files" in an upcoming civil trial. The ruling by Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Donna...
  • 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...
  • $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...