Boy Scouts of America
Local Boy Scout leaders in the Philadelphia region are adopting a membership and employment policy that opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Nine boys from Boy Scout Troop #152 in West Philadelphia began the trip of a lifetime on Saturday. They headed to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for a 12-day getaway.
A Boy Scouts group has agreed to vacate its longtime Philadelphia headquarters as part of a settlement reached after a long legal battle with the city.
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At 60 years old, Troop 358 of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown is one of the oldest African-American Boy Scout troops in America, says chairman Charles Whiting.
A 28-year-old Delaware man has filed suit against the Boy Scouts and the Mormon Church in connection with the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a scoutmaster when he was a teenager.
That national policy trickled down to a lengthy controversy here in Philadelphia.
The City of Philadelphia has been ordered to pay hefty legal fees to the local Boy Scouts chapter, which was involved in a federal trial over the national Boy Scouts’ controversial policy of banning gays.
The “Washington’s Birthday Encampment and Pilgrimage” is the oldest continuous scouting event in the world.
A pending deal to sell the city-owned landmark headquarters building to the BSA for $500,000 died with the turn of the calendar year, since Philadelphia City Council let the legislation languish without action.
Mayor Nutter met privately Wednesday with members of Philadelphia’s gay and lesbian community who are unhappy with his decision to cut a deal with the local Boy Scouts over their city-owned headquarters.
But that proposed sale must be approved by City Council first, and there are problems.