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Wave of child sex abuse lawsuits threatens Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is facing a growing threat from a wave of lawsuits filed over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Former Warden City Council member gets 10 years in prison for child pornography

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former substitute teacher, Boy Scout troop leader and Warden City Council member to 10 years in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

‘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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

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 …


Earning his wings: Jevin Kerbs achieves Eagle Scout rank in face of cerebral palsy

That’s a lot to tackle for many young men, but for Jevin Kerbs the goal seemed sometimes unattainable. Jevin has cerebral palsy.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

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 …


Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts’ buildings in dry New Mexico

A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as …


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.


Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America, ending a century-old tradition deeply ingrained in the religious …


As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

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 …


Three plaintiffs in Boy Scout sex abuse case reach settlement

GREAT FALLS – Three of six female plaintiffs who claim they were sexually assaulted by an adult Boy Scout leader nearly 40 years ago have reached a settlement. The Great …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans.


Christine M. Flowers: Girl Scouts have every right to be mad

The idea that we don’t need to acknowledge a child’s sexual or gender identity before they even hit puberty has gone out the window, along with common sense.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

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 …


Plumbing company owner charged in 3 Louisiana slayings

In a string of attacks that began in July, a plumbing company owner killed three men and wounded a fourth, shooting all of the men at their homes or on …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Attorney: ‘Staggering’ number of Boy Scouts were abused in Portland area

Three former Boy Scouts sued the Boy Scouts of America and its Portland-area chapter for $21 million Wednesday, alleging it hired a known pedophile who then sexually abused them in …


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.


Scouting groups should bury the hatchet

An obvious solution to consider is a merger, which would assure strong membership and reflect social change.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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’ …


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.


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 …