Dave Altimari at the Hartford Courant reports:
Connecticut Boy Scouts Council Sued Over Alleged Sex AbuseThe Associated Press reports:
Two New Fairfield men have filed lawsuits against the Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts and the national Boy Scout organization, claiming they did nothing to stop a former Scout leader from molesting them in the 1970s and 1980s.
One lawsuit, filed last month, accuses the former scoutmaster of Troop 137 of molesting the boy when he was between the ages of 11 and 13. The lawsuit alleges that the man, who was later convicted in a different sexual assault case, molested the boy numerous times on camping trips.
Boy Scouts delay decision on whether to lift policy excluding gays
Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is retreating until May from a decision about whether to ease its policy of excluding gays. Whatever the organization eventually does, it’s likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting. The delay, which the Scouts attributed to “the complexity of this issue,” was announced Wednesday after closed-door deliberations by the BSA’s national executive board.