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US Boy Scouts welcome transgender children

Washington - The Boy Scouts of America will welcome transgender children, the group announced Monday, in a dramatic departure from its traditional stand.

Scouts probe claims Palestinian branch lauded attacker

Ramallah - The world Scout movement said Thursday it was investigating claims its Palestinian branch held an event in support of a man who attacked Israelis on a bus.

Boy scouts edge closer to cancer awareness feat

The band of super-fit scouts are edging closer to completing its 10-week cross-U.S. journey to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. We bring you an update.

Scouts cycling 3,900 miles to battle cancer

Boy scouts in the U.S. are midway through a 10-week cross-country journey to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The intrepid scouts complete the task on August 18 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

Washington - The Boy Scouts of America officially ended its decades-old ban on gay troop leaders Monday, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife.

Eagle Scouts turn in their badges to protest ban on gays

Dozens of Eagle Scouts are hoping their voices will be heard as they return their coveted medals and badges to protest the Boy Scouts ban on gay Scouts and leaders.

The 94-year tradition continues: Girl Scout cookies are on sale Special

Bentonville - Since 1917, the Girl Scouts have been selling cookies to finance troop activities and the cookies are on sale now in neighborhoods and in front of businesses across America.

Boy Scouts of America introduce new video game badge

The Boys Scouts of America has introduced a new ability badge for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts to earn for "displaying an understanding and ability with computer and video games."

Boy Scouts of America To Turn 100

The Boy Scouts of America is poised to turn 100 in early 2010. It is an almost 100 year tradition that is often passed down through generations of family members.

Scout Founder Baden-Powell a War Criminal?

Recently released documents appear to indicate that Lord Baden-Powell, the Boy Scout founder, when a British officer in the Matabele War, executed an African Rebel chief, despite promises of safe-keeping should the chief give himself up to authorities.

Explorer Scouts Trained to Fight Terrorists

In a terrorist-fighting simulation Explorer Scouts in Imperial, Calif., are being trained to "confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence."

Utah Settles With Scouts Over Huge Fire

Utah and the feds both sue the Boy Scouts, Utah case now settled

Thief takes off with money from Girl Scouts

A man stole more than $500 from a Girl Scout troop selling cookies outside a Portland Fred Meyer store on Friday.

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