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(The headquarters of the "Cradle of Liberty Council" of the Boy Scouts of America, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Local Boy Scout Council Says It Is Abiding By Rules To Weed Out Pedophiles

Cradle of Liberty Council CEO Tom Harrington says 6,000 adults in the region who serve as scoutmasters have gone through background checks, and any suspicions put them on the “ineligible” list.


(The Philadelphia chapter headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America.  File photo)

Boy Scouts of America Sticks By Its No-Gays Policy

That national policy trickled down to a lengthy controversy here in Philadelphia.


(The Boys Scouts' chapter headquarters, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia, was at the center of a civil rights tug-of-war between the Scouts and the city.  File photo)

Judge Orders City of Phila. To Repay $877,000 in Legal Fees to Boy Scouts

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.


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City’s Sale of Boy Scouts’ HQ Headed For Next Likely Legal Skirmish

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.


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City Not Entertaining Philadelphia Man’s Bid For Boy Scouts HQ

Real estate investor Mel Heifetz, a former Eagle Scout who once led a troop, wants to buy the property for three times what the Scouts were going to pay.