Boy Scouts shrink 6 percent after 1 year of allowing gay members

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The 2014 membership fee of $24, up from $15, was needed for administration costs, which include liability insurance and increased costs of criminal background checks for adults, the Boy Scouts said in a statement last year. The increase was “absolutely not” related to the membership policy change because the fee was discussed long before the vote, the statement said.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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