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3 Doors Down to perform at US Scouts Jamboree

Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down will headline the Boy Scouts National Jamboree's featured concert this weekend as a replacement for acts that had previously pulled out during a divisive debate over the Boy Scouts of America's exclusion of gays. Full story

Splinter group to start Boy Scouts rival in wake of fight over gays

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A conservative group said Tuesday it will form a rival alternative to the Boy Scouts of America, in the latest sign of backlash against the Scouts' recent decision to admit gay youth. Full story

Boy Scout jamboree to host hundreds of girls

Make room, guys. The girls are coming to the Boy Scouts of America's national jamboree. Full story

Some U.S. churches cut ties as Boy Scouts drops ban on gay youth

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Some U.S. religious leaders are cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America, saying they will no longer permit local troops to meet at their churches in reaction to the group's decision to allow openly gay youth members. Full story

Boy Scouts should be better prepared for change

"MHP" guest (and husband) James Perry, an Eagle Scout during his boyhood, reflects on the Boy Scouts' move last week to allow openly gay youth as members--but not openly gay adult scout leaders. Full story

A big change for the Boy Scouts of America

   In her “Footnote,” Melissa Harris-Perry talks about the Boy Scouts’ of America's decision to accept openly gay members but exclude openly gay troop leaders.

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Boy Scouts of America votes to end century-old ban on gay scouts

Activists rally ahead of Boy Scouts vote on gay youth ban

Los Angeles Boy Scout group calls for welcoming gay adults

Boy Scouts proposal: let in gay youth, keep out gay adults

Boy Scouts of America delay vote on ending ban on gays

Most Americans say Boy Scouts should drop gay ban: poll

Religious leaders divided over Boy Scouts anti-gay policy

Boy Scouts of America considers ending ban on gays

Boy Scouts of America board set to consider ending ban on gays

Obama encourages Boy Scouts of America to end ban on gays

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  Will Scouts suffer membership hit after lifting ban?

NBCNews.com's Miranda Leitsinger and radio talk show host Michael Smerconish discuss a decision by the Boy Scouts of America, following a vote, to lift a ban on openly-gay leaders in their organization.

  Suits filed against Boy Scouts over perversion files

Violent sexual abuse, rape, and young boys scared into silence are some of the disturbing details outlined in two separate lawsuits set to be filed Wednesday that take aim at the Boy Scouts of America. KING’s Heather Graf reports.

  Boy Scout leaders meet to consider gay leaders

Boy Scouts of America leaders met in Orlando to debate whether the organization should allow openly gay members and leaders. Amanda Ober, of WESH, reports.

  Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gay scouts, leaders

The Boy Scouts of America are putting off a change in their policy on admitting gay scouts and leaders. The organization’s board of directors will take up the issue again later this year. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

  Scouts delay vote ending gay membership ban

The Boy Scouts of America delays until May a vote on whether to end a ban on gay members NBC's Jay Gray reports.

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A file photo shows a Boy Scouts of America handbook in San Diego

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File photo shows Boy Scouts of America troop members attending a Memorial Day weekend commemorative event in Los Angeles
File photo shows Boy Scouts of America troop members attending a Memorial Day weekend commemorative event in Los Angeles

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File photo shows a Boy Scouts of America uniform in San Diego
File photo shows a Boy Scouts of America uniform in San Diego

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Boy Scout statue is seen in this file photo taken at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving
Boy Scout statue is seen in this file photo taken at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving

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