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  • Boy Scouts disband Seattle troop because of gay adult leader

    Boy Scouts disband Seattle troop because of gay adult leader
    A Boy Scout troop in Seattle that was chartered in November lost its affiliation with the national organization last week after refusing to remove a scout leader who is gay, Boy Scouts of America said.
  • John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

    John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser
    John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85. Claerhout underwent...

    Disney 'very forthright' on cutting Boy Scouts funding over gay policy

    Disney 'very forthright' on cutting Boy Scouts funding over gay policy
    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...

    Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations

    Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations
    Starting in 2015 the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning adult leaders who are gay will cost the organization donations from the Walt Disney Co. Though Disney doesn’t provide money to the Boy Scouts' national or local councils, the...

    Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders

    Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders
    Walt Disney Co. said it will stop financial support for Boy Scouts-related organizations beginning next year because of the Scouts' policy banning adult leaders who are gay. The Boy Scouts said it is "disappointed" with the move. The company’s...