Boy Scouts http://www.kplu.org en Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly-gay boys http://www.kplu.org/post/boy-scouts-approve-plan-accept-openly-gay-boys <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Boy</font><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Scouts</font><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">boys</font><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;to be accepted as&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Scouts</font><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Of the local&nbsp;<font color="red">Scout</font>&nbsp;leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:18:04 +0000 The Associated Press 8880 at http://www.kplu.org Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly-gay boys For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up http://www.kplu.org/post/some-donors-boy-scouts-ban-gays-doesnt-add Years of criticism and even a U.S. Supreme Court challenge couldn't force the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay members and leaders. But money talks, and after the defections of major donors, the 103-year-old organization is poised to lift its national ban.<p>Just last summer, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed the ban after a lengthy internal review. Several incidents since then have tarnished the organization's image and fueled an aggressive nationwide protest led by an Eagle Scout.<p>Boys Scouts of America hasn't disclosed its reasons for considering the policy change. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:24:37 +0000 Corey Dade 7710 at http://www.kplu.org For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up Boy Scouts Considering Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts, Leaders http://www.kplu.org/post/boy-scouts-considering-lifting-ban-gay-scouts-leaders The Boy Scouts of America are considering lifting a national ban on gay scouts and leaders, the organizations spokesman announced.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/28/boy-scouts-gay-united-way/1870919/"><em>USA Today</em> reports: </a><p><blockquote><p>"If this policy shift is approved by the national board meeting at their scheduled meeting next week, it will be a sharp reversal of the Scouts' decade's old national policy banning homosexuals.<p>"'The policy change under discussion would allow the religious, civic, or educational organizations that oversee and deliv Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:43:27 +0000 7666 at http://www.kplu.org Boy Scouts Considering Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts, Leaders Boy Scout statue stolen in Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/boy-scout-statue-stolen-tacoma <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; Tacoma Boy Scouts are asking metal recyclers in the region to watch for a 6-foot bronze statue of a Boy Scout that was stolen.</p><p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:11:41 +0000 The Associated Press 2677 at http://www.kplu.org Boy Scout statue stolen in Tacoma