In Mississippi last month, scouts took part in a flag retirement ceremony.
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January 28, 2013 If approved, the new policy would allow local organizations to determine how they would address the issue. Just last summer, the national organization affirmed the ban.
A Boy Scout salutes traffic as he stands next to a flag display on a freeway overpass September 11, 2008 in Lafayette, California.
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October 18, 2012 The files give the public a first glance at how the Boy Scouts of America handled allegations of sexual abuse. In some cases, they show that alleged child molesters were able to sneak back into the Scouts; in other cases, they show the Scouts neglected to refer allegations of abuse to law enforcement authorities.
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October 5, 2012 After 12 years as a Boy Scout, Ryan Andresen was denied the Eagle Scout award for not meeting the "Duty to God" requirement.
July 17, 2012 The organization says it "does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members," but will continue to deny membership "to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals."
February 28, 2010 Recently, NPR ran a story highlighting the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts. But the piece never mentioned the funding controversy that erupted in the early 1990's over the Boy Scouts discriminating against gays. Or that their o...
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