Boy Scouts

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Boy Scouts Earn Aviation Merit Badge With Hands-On Airport Experience

It takes months, or even years for pilots to learn to fly. Today, nearly 100 Boy Scouts learned some of the basics.

08/19/2015

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Boy Scouts Ratify Resolution To Allow Gay Scoutmasters

The Boy Scouts of America are expected to ratify a resolution today that would lift the long-standing ban on gay adults serving as den leaders, scoutmasters and camp counselors.

07/27/2015

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Boy Scouts Getting Help To Save Colonial-Era Cabin

A Boy Scout log cabin on a hillside in Oakdale was actually built in North Fayette Township 280 years ago. Boy Scouts of years past moved it to its current location in 1932.

06/12/2015

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Boy Scouts’ Leader Says Ban On Gay Adults Not Sustainable

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a national movement.”

05/21/2015

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Young Eagle Scout Making Impact On His Community

Ryan Farbacher, 13, is the youngest Eagle Scout in his troop. Yet he dreamed up one of the most ambitious service projects: constructing a pavilion behind St. Richard Parish in Richland Township.

03/24/2015

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Boy Scouts’ Jamboree Puts Weight Restrictions on Scouts, Leaders

This year’s Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree is being billed as the most physically demanding in its history, but if your BMI is too high, you’re not invited.

KDKA-TV–07/16/2013

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Family Distraught After Woman Found Dead In River

For the family of Peggy Sue Kriek, the details surrounding her brutal murder are difficult to comprehend and even harder to talk about.

06/24/2013

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Boy Scouts Vote To Include Gays Members

Local Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to include gay boys for the first time into their organization.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/24/2013

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Local Boy Becomes Eagle Scout Despite Great Obstacles

The Washington County Fairgrounds Camporee is a chance for Boy Scouts to share stories and compare merit badges.

05/09/2013

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Former Doctor Pleads Guilty To Molesting 2 Students

A former western Pennsylvania doctor already serving six to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a teen boy from 1989 to 1995 while working as a Boy Scout leader has now pleaded guilty to molesting two students at a reform school where he was a consulting physician.

04/23/2013

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Tuesday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Super Bowl, Boy Scouts And The Vine App

Tuesday’s edition of the KDKA Afternoon News featured more updates from the Super Bowl, the Boy Scouts’ possible policy change on gays and who could turn out to be the next head of the Port Authority.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/29/2013

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Ousted Boy Scout Leader Reacts To Potential Policy Change

A Bridgeport, Ohio woman ousted as the Den Mother of her son’s Boy Scout group is reacting to the national organization’s possible shift in policy regarding gays and lesbians as leaders.

01/28/2013

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Local Executive: Boy Scouts Are Safe For Young People

The Boy Scouts of America recently released confidential documents about ineligible volunteers.

10/24/2012

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts led the "Pledge of Allegiance"

Boy Scouts Executive Opens Up About Allegations

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Michael Surbaugh, Scout Executive of the Laurel Highlands Council, BSA, to find out what is really going on with the Boy Scouts.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/24/2012

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