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AP News
December 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm
For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and...
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Boy Scouts of America
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AP News
November 05, 2019 - 6:51 pm
The Boy Scouts of America's chief executive took a medical leave of absence as the youth organization faces financial difficulties related to sex-abuse litigation. Read more here.
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Greg Hunt holds a school photo of himself.
Chris O'Meara/AP
AP News
August 30, 2019 - 8:04 am
The Boy Scouts of America is facing a threat from a growing wave of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
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 A Boy Scout attends camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah.
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John McDevitt
August 06, 2019 - 8:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 800 men across the country have stepped forward with claims they were sexually abused when they were children by leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. A new lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Lawyers for the Abused In Scouting group say 350...
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This image from video made available by the Boy Scouts of America in June 2019 shows a frame from an animated video which is part of a sex-abuse prevention program adopted by the Scouts.
BSA via AP
June 20, 2019 - 8:33 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style videos that will be provided to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts...
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 A Boy Scout attends camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah.
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Ian Bush
April 23, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A law firm has published names of dozens of Boy Scout leaders accused of sexually abusing children. More than 50 of the men led troops in New Jersey, where the attorneys say a bill awaiting Gov. Phil Murphy's signature could help abuse survivors. Many of the names of...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2019 - 12:21 pm
By Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- It's official: Girls can now join the Boy Scouts. You read that right. As of Friday, the organization's older youth program, "Boy Scouts," will be called "Scouts BSA" -- a change meant to welcome both boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. It also means young...
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Mario Perez, right, Scout Executive and CEO for the Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council, checks the placement of popcorn on a wagon with scouts Monday at El Paso City Hall on Aug. 6, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
November 07, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What's in a name? If you ask the Girl Scouts, they'd probably say a lot — so much so that the 106-year-old organization has sued the Boy Scouts of America in federal court over the use of the term "scouts." The seeds for this trademark war were planted a year ago when...
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 a group of Boy Scouts march during Salt Lake City's annual gay pride parade
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
May 09, 2018 - 9:37 am
By Brady McCombs, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year and place its remaining 425,000 boys into a gospel-focused youth program it is developing. The move ends a nearly century-old...
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Tatum Weir, center, carries a tool box she built as her twin brother Ian, left, follows after a Cub Scout meeting
AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
May 02, 2018 - 8:27 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy...
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