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  • Geoffrey McGrath, center, a gay Boy Scout troop leader and Eagle Scout from Seattle, who had his membership in the Scouts revoked by the organization earlier this year, hands Amazon.com security worker Matt Oien, right, a box, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Amazon headquarters in Seattle that was one of four containing signatures and comments on a petition to Amazon.com urging the company to stop donating money to the Boy Scouts due to the organization's policy of excluding openly gay adults from leadership positions, despite recently accepting gay youth as scouts. The petition was started by Pascal Tessier, 17, left, a gay Eagle Scout from Kensington, Md. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazon.com to stop donations

    A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com's headquarters urging the company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Boy Scouts sex lawsuit can proceed to trial

    A sex-abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America survived a legal challenge Friday and is set for trial later this year in California.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PARISI: SOS: Save our Scouts

    "Keep sex and politics out of Scouting."

  • Stephen Cyr (left), 13, and his brother Paul, 15, attend a "Save Our Scouts" prayer vigil and rally in front of the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters in Texas on Feb. 6, 2013. The organization said it needed more time before deciding whether to exclude gays as Scouts or adult leaders. (Associated Press)

    Boy Scout retreat: Impact of looming vote on gays likely to reduce membership

    A different kind of "jamboree" awaits the 1,400 delegates arriving Wednesday at the Boy Scouts of America's national conference in Grapevine, Texas.

  • ** FILE ** This photo taken Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn by Brad Hankins, a campaign director for Scouts for Equality, as he responds to questions during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Evangelical weakness in gay Boy Scouts debate could hurt GOP

    Signs of waning evangelical power in the nation's culture wars and in Republican policy — and some unexpected challenges for GOP candidates — loom as the 103-year-old Boy Scouts of America gears up for a definitive vote this week on whether to welcome openly gay youths into the organization's ranks.

  • The Boy Scouts of America is considering replacing its long-standing ban on gays with a policy that would let troop sponsors make their own decisions. Traditional-values groups are urging the BSA's leadership not to make the change. The issue will be discussed by the BSA's executive board next week. (Department of Defense via Associated Press)

    HAGELIN: Gay activism seen as threat to Scouts

    The entire nation is watching to see if the Boy Scouts are going to cave under relentless pressure from gay activists whose demands, if successful, will destroy the finest organization for young men our nation has ever known.

  • **FILE** Jennifer Tyrrell and her son, Cruz Burns, 7, are seen here on April 25, 2012, during a visit to New York. After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on July 17, 2012, emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays. One ongoing protest campaign involves Tyrrell, the Ohio mother of the 7-year-old Cub Scout, who was ousted as a Scout den mother because she is lesbian. (Associated Press)

    Gays to National Geographic: Condemn Boy Scouts' 'anti-gay policy' before new reality show

    The Boy Scouts of America are once again coming under fire from a national gay rights group, this time via a protest of the National Geographic Channel. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced Wednesday that it is supporting an online petition asking the cable network to add a disclaimer to the start of each episode of the upcoming reality series "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?"

  • The Washington Times

    FEULNER: Century of service for Eagle Scouts

    You find them in all walks of life. They might be playing outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (Shane Victorino). Or hosting the show "Dirty Jobs" for the Discovery Channel (Mike Rowe). Or founding Wal-Mart (Sam Walton). Or even becoming president of the United States (Gerald Ford).

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