Stories tagged: Boy Scouts
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Scout builds playground for special-needs middle-schoolers
Special education students at Lake Stevens Middle School have a new place to hang out this fall, thanks to a year of work by a local Boy Scout.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Scouting groups should bury the hatchet
An obvious solution to consider is a merger, which would assure strong membership and reflect social change.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls
Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Third Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on lake
A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Institutions passing the Trump stress test
We should all be grateful that from the generals to the Scouts, from the senators to the cops, the institutions of both political and civil society are holding up well.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Boy Scouts say top leaders did not call Trump to praise speech
The Boy Scouts denied Wednesday that the head of the youth organization called President Donald Trump to praise his recent, politically aggressive speech to its national jamboree.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump’s political rhetoric
The Boy Scouts’ chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump’s recent speech to the Scouts’ …
Wed., July 26, 2017
Trump is the anti-Boy Scout
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Trump neither exhibits nor extols any of these traits.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire
President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Boy Scouts insist on keeping sex-abuse cases secret
For decades, secrets of alleged sexual abuse have been collecting dust in the Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters in Irving, Texas, and in state and regional offices across the nation. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Inspired by windstorm, Spokane teen reaches out to homeless
When a windstorm hit Spokane with 70 mph winds that left most residences without power, a fifth-grader directed his thoughts toward those with no home at all.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Mormon church severs some of its ties to Boy Scouts
The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.
Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church
Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Local Scoutmaster Terry Fossum nearing finish line on “Kicking and Screaming” reality TV show
Being a Boy Scout can take you places. It can even take you to the inaugural season of a new Fox TV reality show called “Kicking and Screaming.”
Sun., March 26, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Louisville mayor asks FBI to investigate police department after sex abuse allegations
A former participant in a Boy Scouts-affiliated career apprentice program for teenagers has alleged that two Louisville Metro Police Department officers sexually abused him in their homes and vehicles while …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Former Oregon Boy Scouts file $14 million lawsuit claiming sex abuse
Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
New Jersey Boy Scouts to pay $18K to transgender boy
A New Jersey branch of the Boy Scouts has agreed to pay $18,000 and issue a formal apology to a 9-year-old transgender boy who was barred from joining.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Boy Scouts prepare for outbreak of World War I
Spokane was making preparations for war as tensions grew with Germany. Even Spokane’s Boy Scouts announced that they were ready for “active service.”
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member
A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Boy Scouts’ transgender ruling prompts N.C. group to lobby churches to drop troops
The conservative North Carolina Values Coalition, which championed North Carolina’s anti-gay House Bill 2, is now taking a stand against the Boy Scouts of America for announcing this week that …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Boy Scouts will allow transgender children into programs
The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane Valley Boy Scouts help injured woman on the Pacific Crest Trail
A Boy Scout troop from Spokane Valley helped an injured woman while on a 50-mile trip through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness earlier this month.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Scout leader: Storms kill boy, woman in northern Minnesota
ELY, Minn. – A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern …
Sat., June 4, 2016
Achievements: Area residents graduate from basic military training
A list of area accomplishments in the military and Boy Scouts.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Eagle Scout project benefits historic Vista House on Mount Spokane
The historic Vista House on top of Mount Spokane had new life breathed into it Saturday when a set of steel exterior stairs were installed to allow public access to …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Ex-Boy Scout leader sexually abused 5 boys, indictment alleges
A former Boy Scout leader from Nashville has been indicted on statutory rape, sexual battery and other felony counts involving the alleged abuse of five boys.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Montana Supreme Court declines to intervene in Boy Scout rape case
The Montana Supreme Court has declined to rule in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America by women who were raped by a scout leader as children.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
Spokane Valley may push property owners to shovel sidewalks
At last week’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, council member Dean Grafos brought up a perennial winter issue: Some property owners are not shoveling their sidewalks.
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015
Boy Scout leader arrested on suspicion of child porn
A Boy Scout assistant troop leader was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of child pornography. David M. Armstrong, 47, was released on his own recognizance after a court hearing …