Monday, January 28, 2013
NBC News reports the organization is considering ending the ban that has been in existence for decades.
The Boy Scouts of America ban on gay scouts and scout leaders could soon be over, according to NBC News. The news source reports the group is actively considering ending the ban that has been in existence for decades. If the new policy goes through, the ban on gays would be erased from the Boy Scouts of America’s rules, allowing local organizations to decide for themselves if they want to allow gay scouts and leaders, NBC reports.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Recently released documents reveal Boy Scout leaders in Patch towns, including Park Ridge, Glenview, Des Plaines and Evanston, who were expelled from the organization and placed on list.
The Boys Scouts of America's method for handling allegations of child abuse by local troop leaders was expelling the accused and putting the person’s name on an ineligible to volunteer list, or what has become known as a "perversion list." The list, started shortly after the organization's founding in 1910, was kept a secret and many of the allegations remained confidential, often not reported to police agencies. Last week, a Portland law firm posted 14,500 files outlining names and cases of abuse involving the Scouts, according to Huffington Post. Within hours, the firm's website crashed, Huffington Post reported. The list includes troop leaders from around the country, including the Chicago area. It has in-depth information about some…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois. We also put together a story with information about leaders on the list from the north and northwest suburbs.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last Thursday's Flag Day celebration in Glenview's Jackman Park included a dignified tribune to Old Glory by veterans, Scouts and the Knights of Columbus.
Veterans from Glenview American Legion Post 166, scouts including Boy Scout Troop 175 from St. John Brebeuf Church in Niles and a Knights of Columbus unit gathered Thursday in Glenview's Jackman Park for a Flag Day ceremony. After a dignified procession and a speech hailing Old Glory, Scouts lowered the flag from a flagpole and marched to an official, who placed it in burning flames according to flag etiquette. Veterans then offered a shotgun salute. See it all in the photo and video gallery.