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Religious Groups, Churches That Hosted Boy Scouts Troops May Be Liable in Sex Abuse Suits

Religious Groups, Churches That Hosted Boy Scouts Troops May Be Liable in Sex Abuse Suits

After the Boy Scouts of America proposed an $850 million deal this summer to settle lawsuits by men who alleged Scout leaders had molested them as children, churches that hosted BSA troops are concerned that they could be liable in the suits.

United Methodist Leaders Urge Churches to End Boy Scout Charters for Now

United Methodist Leaders Urge Churches to End Boy Scout Charters for Now

In light of a recent bankruptcy court ruling about the Boy Scouts of America and sexual abuse claimants, United Methodist leaders are urging their churches to not extend current agreements to sponsor or house local scout troops beyond the end of the year.

Is There Still a Place for Boys? – Parenting Young Men after the Scouts

Is There Still a Place for Boys? – Parenting Young Men after the Scouts

As the Boy Scouts of American celebrate another year of existence, one can help but wonder how many more years the formative organization has left. According to the Wall Street Journal, since 2008 the Scouts have lost nearly a million members and that number is steadily growing.

It’s Time for the Boy Scouts of America to Reform

It’s Time for the Boy Scouts of America to Reform
The Boy Scouts of America have seen better days. A lawsuit is alleging that nearly 800 former Scouts were sexually abused by Scout leaders over eight decades. The suit also claims the BSA itself was complicit in what the suit calls a “pedophilia epidemic.”

Expert Reveals 12,000-plus Boy Scouts Were Victims of Sexual Abuse

Expert Reveals 12,000-plus Boy Scouts Were Victims of Sexual Abuse
An expert contracted by the Boy Scouts to examine sexual abuse cases within its ranks revealed that as many as 7,819 troop leaders and volunteers allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to newly released court documents.

It’s Official: Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls

It’s Official: Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls
The Boy Scouts of America made history Friday when it officially changed its name and began accepting girls into all its scouting programs.

Parents Pull Kids from the Boy Scouts, Choose Faith-Based Organization Instead

Parents Pull Kids from the Boy Scouts, Choose Faith-Based Organization Instead
More and more Christian parents are pulling their kids from the Boy Scouts of America in exchange for a faith-based organization, CBN News reports.

Scout Guidelines: Condoms Must Be ‘Easily Accessible’ at Jamboree

Scout Guidelines: Condoms Must Be ‘Easily Accessible’ at Jamboree
The world’s largest Scouting organization will require that condoms be available for participants next year during the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

The Boy Scouts are Dropping 'Boy' from Their Name

The Boy Scouts are Dropping 'Boy' from Their Name
The Boy Scouts have been one of America’s great cultural institutions. Five years ago, things began to change.
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