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  • Boy Scouts remove 'God' from oath in UK, welcome atheists to the ranks

    In what secularists hail as a gesture to welcome atheists into the Boy Scouts, the Britain Scouting Association has approved an alternate version of the Scout Oath or Promise that makes no mention of God.

  • BSA Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock
(Associated Press)

    Boy Scouts will 'move forward' after vote on gays

    After its historic vote to grant membership to openly gay youth, leaders of Boy Scouts of America are anxious to "move forward" as a unified Scouting family, even as an unknown number of chartering organizations, councils, troops and members reassess their participation in the iconic institution.

  • Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

    The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

  • ** 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.

  • Illustration: Scouts honor by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times.

    PALAZZO: The Boy Scout debate

    More than a century ago, a small group of civic leaders founded the Boy Scouts of America to teach young men leadership, character and American values. For more than 100 years, its traditions have stood strong.

  • Lobbying steps up as Boy Scouts weigh gay policy

    A pivotal vote on the Boy Scouts of America's membership policy is still two weeks away, but advocates for and against admitting openly gay youth are busy making their cases.

  • Boy Scouts get stamp of approval on gay policy from Mormon church

    Boys Scouts of America leaders recently received a boost for its proposed policy on gays from a powerful stakeholder — the Mormon church.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Threatened Scouts

    The leadership of the Boy Scouts of America is standing the common sense of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" on its pointy head. The Scouts' executive committee recommended Friday that openly homosexual Scouts be invited into the troop, despite the harm it might do to straight Scouts.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: The Boy Scouts flirtation with dishonor and destruction

    Boy Scouts learn to start fires by rubbing two sticks together. Now, the national Scout leadership is playing with fire. Scratch that -- they're playing with explosives.

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