Looming Wave Of Sex Abuse Cases Poses Threat To Boy ScoutsSexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts' finances to the point where the organization is exploring "all available options," including Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But now the financial threats have intensified.
Sexual Abuse Victim Speaks Out As Boy Scouts Of America Considers BankruptcyThe Boy Scouts of America is facing a growing number of sexual abuse and misconduct lawsuits. The organization is considering filing for bankruptcy, due in part, to the massive payouts from these cases.
Boy Scouts Exploring 'All Options' To Address Fiscal Woes"I want to assure you that our daily mission will continue and that there are no imminent actions or immediate decisions expected."
Boy Scouts To Officially Admit Girls For First TimeEmbracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.
Gliniewicz Revelations Shocking For Those In Explorer ProgramRevelations that Fox Lake Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz committed suicide and allegedly stole money from the Explorer program are big blow for those who looked up to him.
Boy Scouts Giving Out Rockets Amid Registration DriveEvery boy who signs up for Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts on Thursday will receive a rocket that will be able to blast off at one of eight designated sites on October 3.
Suit Accuses Former Priest, Ex-Scout Leader Of Molesting BoysIt didn't take long for the Chicago Archdiocese's release of confidential files on pedophile priests to lead to a new lawsuit, this one accusing a former priest and a former boy scout leader of molesting boys at the same church in the 1970s.
Chicago Area Scouting Officials Endorse Inclusion Of Openly Gay YouthsGay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.
Gay Activist Hopes To Get Eagle Scout Pin BackAn Oak Park activist says he'll try to get his Eagle Scout pin back, now that the Boy Scouts are ending their policy of gay exclusion.
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Oak Park Man Returns Eagle Scout Medal Over Continued Ban On GaysThe Boy Scouts of America’s policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders has driven a local man to take action.