California Imposes More Safeguards On Youth OrganizationsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom approved new legislation Thursday aimed at providing more protections for youth service organizations against future child abuse complaints like those that drove the Boys Scouts of America into bankruptcy last year.
4 Young Women In Sacramento Area Make History Becoming Eagle ScoutsFour young women in the Sacramento area made history Saturday, as they were among the first girls in the country to become Eagle Scouts. It's a rank that's always been open to boys, but now girls are showing they too have what it takes to "be prepared."
Foothills Boy Scout Duped Out Of $1,825 On Project To Honor VeteransA Sutter Creek scout says the website he paid to make plaques honoring veterans never delivered, leaving his Eagle Scout project stalled.
'It's Pretty Cool': Girl From Davis Earns Boy Scouts Highest HonorA teenage girl from Davis earned the highest honor in a traditionally male organization – the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts File For Bankruptcy Due To Sex Abuse LawsuitsBarraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Monday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on.
Preparing To Sue, Ex-boy Scouts Recall Abuse By Unit LeadersHundreds of men across the U.S. are signing up with lawyers to sue the Boy Scouts for damages related to sex abuse they claim to have suffered at the hands of scout leaders.
Girls Signing Up By The Hundreds In Northern California To Become Boy ScoutsSince the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow girls into its ranks, girls have been signing up by the hundreds in Northern California.
In Historic Change, Boy Scouts To Let Girls In Some ProgramsEmbracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.
Mormon Church Cuts Ties With Boy Scouts After Years Of CriticismThis comes after the church has expressed concern for years about the Boy Scout's policy to accept openly gay leaders.
Boy Scouts Of America Ends Ban On Gay LeadersThe Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Boy Scouts Of America Executive Committee OKs Ending Ban On Gay LeadersThe Boy Scouts of America is one step closer to allowing its chartered organizations to select gay, lesbian and bisexual leaders.
Boy Scout In San Diego Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound At CampAn 11-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were investigating whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental.
Boy Scouts Open Ranks To Gay Youth On Jan. 1The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.
Boy Scouts Approve Plan To Accept Openly Gay BoysThe Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For YouthUnder pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.