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  • Men tell of sexual abuse by scoutmaster decades ago

    Men tell of sexual abuse by scoutmaster decades ago
    Even after 36 years, Carl Maxwell Jr.'s thoughts leap to the rustic house at the edge of the golf course, and what happened there. "It is so old, but it is so fresh," Maxwell said, recalling the many nights that members of Troop 222 spent at the home...
  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?
    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
  • Small town romance

    Small town romance
    Doris McKenzie remembers when she first saw the young man who would later become her husband. It was a case of bemusement at first sight. It was September 1956 and John McKenzie was fresh out of the Army. While he was in the service, his parents had...
  • Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award Winner Fab Brumley, Bank of America

    Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award Winner Fab Brumley, Bank of America
    Fab Brumley was 13 when she landed her first job as a data entry clerk with her father's mechanical contracting company in Broward County. One day, he called her out for a mistake. She went home in tears, telling her mother what had happened. "She...
  • Rockford Diocese urges continued partnerships with Scouts

    Rockford Diocese urges continued partnerships with Scouts
    The Catholic Diocese of Rockford is calling for its churches to continue working with the Boy Scouts of America despite the group's new acceptance of gay members — a change that led one Crystal Lake church to announce plans to sever ties with a...
  • '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...
  • 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'...
  • Church steps up opposition to ban against gays in Boy Scouts

    Church steps up opposition to ban against gays in Boy Scouts
    A northwest suburban church is stepping up its opposition to a ban against gay members and leaders in the Boy Scouts of America as the organization meets this week to reconsider the longtime policy. At the Congregational United Church of Christ of...
  • Court upholds order requiring Boy Scouts to release files

    Court upholds order requiring Boy Scouts to release files
    A state appellate court has upheld a Santa Barbara judge's order requiring the Boy Scouts of America to turn over two decades of confidential files on alleged sexual abuse. The Boy Scouts will appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court, a...
  • Geography determines justice for Scout abuse victims

    Ron Morgan and Kerry Lewis grew up in adjoining states — one in Idaho, the other in Oregon. Both belonged to Boy Scout troops during the 1980s, and decades later, both alleged in lawsuits that the Scouts failed to protect them and other boys...
  • Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

    Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public. A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has...