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Girl Scouts sex-abuse claim included in NY civil case flurry

As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her troop leader was sexually abusing her in the bathroom of a church basement where scout meetings were held in the 1980s.

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.”

CEOs of local Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups show leadership is gender neutral

Eighteen months ago when Karen Meier took the helm of Boy Scouts of America Inland Northwest Council, she became one of just six female Scout executives in the organization, and locally the first ever female Scout executive. Earlier this month when Brian Newberry became CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, he became the only male chief executive in the Girl Scout organization.

It’s Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts as BSA moves to admit girls

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pledge to be friendly and helpful. But their parent organizations may find that promise hard to keep as they head into a potentially bitter competition triggered by the Boy Scouts of America’s dramatic move to admit girls throughout its ranks.

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.

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 while disparaging the Girl Scouts’ operations.

It’s Thin Mint time!

Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies start Monday in the Inland Northwest.