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Boy Scouts launch ads on how abuse victims can seek money

 Under the supervision of a bankruptcy judge, the Boy Scouts of America has launched a nationwide advertising campaign to notify victims of decades-old sex abuse by Scout leaders that they have until Nov. 16 to seek compensation from a proposed fund.

Boy Scout councils under pressure to share sex abuse costs

Nine sex abuse lawsuits were filed Tuesday in New York against three Boy Scout local councils, signaling an escalation of efforts to pressure councils nationwide to pay a big share of an eventual settlement in the Scouts’ bankruptcy proceedings.

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on.

‘The Ugliness’: Ex-Scouts recount stories of abuse

Sharing their stories doesn’t come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward.

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 life. Now she can be one of the pack. Beginning Friday, the Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to join for the first time in the 109-year history of the group. And 12-year-old Carvalho plans to be among the first girls in the country to sign up.

Art museum delays decision on accepting Rockwell paintings

An art museum board in Ohio that was offered $130 million worth of Norman Rockwell paintings from Boy Scouts of America has voted to wait a year before deciding whether to accept the works because of a report on the program and child sex abuse allegations.

It’s Girl (Scouts) vs. Boy (Scouts) in new twist on gender wars

A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit seeking to block the boys group from rebranding itself simply as “Scouts.”

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 as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday.

Boy Scouts donate to Crosswalk teen shelter

Three Boy Scouts from Whitworth Troop 2208 stopped by Crosswalk teen shelter Monday evening to drop off 40 stockings filled with scarves, socks, toiletries, McDonald’s gift cards and candy canes.