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Girls can now be Boy Scouts for the first time

Julia Carvalho can’t wait to get on the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout. Her dad, her brothers and her uncles have been involved with the Boy Scouts her whole …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even …


Boy Scouts in Spokane feel the split as Mormon Church announces separation

Of the 25 boy scouts in Scout Leader Chris Grimes’ troop, all but one are tied to the Mormon Church.


Following national shift, Northwest Cub Scouts open doors to girls

Girls across the Inland Northwest now can join the Cub Scouts, a unit of Boy Scouts of America, following a significant policy shift for the 108-year-old organization.


Court overturns $12 million sex abuse verdict against Boy Scouts

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday overturned a $12 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America – the largest ever against the organization – in the case of …


Missouri Supreme Court: Boy Scouts not liable for abuse

The Boy Scouts of America cannot be held liable in a case of alleged child sexual abuse, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.


Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

NEW YORK (AP) — The 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 …


Doug Clark: Scouting leaders throw a wet blanket on good, clean fun

As a once-proud yet slovenly member of the Boy Scouts of America (I made it all the way to 2nd Class before getting kicked out for inattention and screwing around), …


Camp Easton case in hands of Idaho Supreme Court

The Boy Scouts of America has no plans to sell or swap Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d’Alene. In fact, the organization’s Inland Northwest Council wants to invest in upgrades …


Four men join Scouts lawsuit

BOISE – Four more men who say they were sexually abused by Scout leaders in Idaho have joined a federal lawsuit accusing the Boy Scouts of America and the Church …


Former Boy Scouts file lawsuit claiming abuse in Idaho

BOISE – Four former Boy Scouts, including a Spokane man, filed a federal lawsuit Monday charging that they were sexually abused by Scout leaders during camping trips and other Scouting …


Lawsuit charges Idaho scouts were abused in ‘70s, ‘80s

Four former Boy Scouts, including a Spokane man, filed a federal lawsuit in Boise today charging that they were sexually abused by scout leaders during camping trips and other scouting …


Boy Scout policy change on homosexuality weighs heavily on Kootenai sheriff

Ben Wolfinger, the sheriff of Kootenai County, said he has not decided to keep or drop the Boy Scout troop chartered by the sheriff’s office. But he said his Christian …


Kootenai sheriff may drop Boy Scouts charter

Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger says he’s compelled to drop the department’s Boy Scouts of America charter after the organization opened its ranks to gay Scouts. Wolfinger said the organization …


Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be …


Scout’s Eagle project serves young people with Crohn’s

When asked why he joined Cub Scouts in sixth grade, William “Billy” L. Kleinknecht, 17, laughed and said he joined for the same reasons many other boys join. “I wanted …


Judge tosses lawsuit over Camp Easton plan

A Kootenai County judge on Wednesday ruled against legal challenges by area Boy Scouts and their supporters seeking to halt the proposed sale of Camp Easton to a North Idaho …


Plan to swap Camp Easton spurs Boy Scouts to protest

About 70 Boy Scouts on Saturday gathered outside the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America’s Spokane headquarters to protest a plan to sell Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d’Alene …


Scout council sends out Camp Easton survey

The Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts has sent out 10,000 emails asking supporters, Scout families and volunteers their views on selling Camp Easton. The goal, said Tim McCandless, …


Area residents earn Eagle Scout awards

Anthony Goodwin, a member of Troop 400, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in the Boy Scouts. For his project, he collected and delivered more than 1,000 …


Spokane man sues Boy Scouts

A Spokane man has filed suit in King County against the Boy Scouts of America and its Inland Northwest Council, claiming he was sexually abused in the late 1970s by …


Boy Scouts consider selling Camp Easton to developer

The developer of Gozzer Ranch, a luxury housing and golf course project on Lake Coeur d’Alene, is trying to buy nearby Camp Easton from the local Boy Scouts. Tim McCandless, …


Seven former Boy Scouts allege sexual abuse

Seven former Boy Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts of America in federal courts in Washington state alleging the organization failed to protect them from sexual abuse by Scout leaders …


Boy Scouts tackle camp improvement

Thousands of Boy Scouts spent Saturday morning clearing, cleaning and preparing a vast area of land for a massive encampment next year. The 66-acre site, Camp Sunrise, is located on …


Scouts prep site for 2012 encampment

Thousands of Boy Scouts spent Saturday morning clearing, cleaning and preparing a vast area of land for a massive encampment next year. The 66-acre site, Camp Sunrise, is located on …


Program offers teens search, rescue skills

They could have been home watching television or playing video games. They could have spent the evening catching up on homework or texting their friends. Instead, a group of teens …


Helping youths help others through greenhouse project

Armed with little more than some blueprints and tools from home, a local Boy Scout on a quest to become an Eagle Scout is helping build a better community. Sean …


Boy Scout, Hutton team up to help feed hungry

Armed with little more than some blueprints and tools from home, a local Boy Scout on a quest to become an Eagle Scout is helping build a better community. Sean …


Scout centennial event planned

Current and former members of the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary with a Centennial Camporee, Friday through Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo …


Out of the ashes

When it is completed in a few weeks, the amphitheater now under construction at Camp Cowles in Pend Oreille County will be more than a monument to a Boy Scout …