The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 – a decision that will keep years’ worth of “perversion” files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.
Writing as a mom of a 13-year-old Boy Scout, she said she’s willingly given up many personal freedoms to become a judge, but called this “a slippery and really dangerous slope” that would lead to “the infringement of my right to free exercise of religion.”
The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.
Robert Wayne Garrison of Newcastle was one of the leaders among about two-dozen scouts and troop leaders heading to Camp Wente in Willits.
A former Boy Scout leader in Butte County has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse with Boy Scouts while camping, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Department.
Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts helped to honor fallen service men and women at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks.