| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:49 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Requiring public school students to wear polo shirts emblazoned with such messages as “Tomorrow’s Leaders” potentially infringes on their rights to free speech, a unanimous federal appeals court decided Friday.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality.
High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
For Girl Scouts leaders, responding to criticism during the annual cookie sale ritual seems to have become as routine as helping the youngsters sell the sweets.
The latest charge comes from an old foe of the Girl Scouts, Pro-Life Waco, a Texas...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s judicial branch is considering a proposal to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America on the grounds that the group discriminates against gays.
An ethics advisory committee to the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
A former top official for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of money laundering.
Channing Smack, 51, of Marina del Rey, was also ordered to pay about $370,000 that prosecutors say...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Delaney Paterno has been a Girl Scout for five years, but only this year has she tasted any of the cookies she works so hard to sell.
That’s because she was diagnosed with celiac disease as a toddler, and gluten -- found in wheat, barley and rye...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Girl Scout cookie season begins in earnest next month, and the kids are packing a new, gluten-free treat -- a chocolate chip shortbread cookie -- in some select test markets.
The bad news? Los Angeles isn't one of those test markets. But Orange County...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:27 PM
The LA84 Foundation awarded $1.7 million in grants to Southern California youth organizations. The money comes from surplus funds from the 1984 Olympic Games. More than $220 million has been given back.
Among the recipients was $450,000 to Kids in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade.
"It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md.
He knew it would be an arduous...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Kelly Clark, an Oregon attorney who won a nearly $20-million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the Boy Scouts of America and forced the organization to release secrets on pedophiles contained in its so-called perversion files, has died. He was 56....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:13 AM
When a former top Girl Scout official was taken into custody by the FBI on money laundering charges, prosecutors allege he was carrying more than $18,000 in cash, including $9,500 in an envelope concealed in his left boot.
FBI agents arrested Channing...