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Jersey Shore Girl Scouts ready for ‘competition’ from Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that they will allow girls go join the Cub Scouts starting next year.

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Mormon Church Considers Pulling Out Of Boy Scouts Over Their Decision To Allow Gay Leaders
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Trev — Co-ed scouting should be an option

Since both scout groups are experiencing sharp drops in membership, having co-ed scout troops could also be a cost cutting move as well.

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Boy Scouts Of America Could Remove Ban On Gay Adults
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The Boy Scouts are now accepting girls

There is no word on whether the Girl Scouts will start accepting boys or if the BSA has any plans to change their name.

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Making CPR training more accessible is at heart of new NJ health initiative

How do I do CPR? What do I do with that defibrillator? Is it too complicated for me? I'm not a doctor, I'm not a nurse, I'm not a paramedic. Am I able to handle it?

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After Secaucus child kicked out, Boy Scouts will allow transgender children

The organization's leadership had considered a recent case in Secaucus, New Jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender.

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Boy Scouts reject a trans boy? So much for being ‘morally straight’

Comic Julia Scotti, a trans woman, says the Boy Scouts are teaching an 8-year-old boy the wrong lesson — that he's different.

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Mormon Church Considers Pulling Out Of Boy Scouts Over Their Decision To Allow Gay Leaders
A Boy Scout on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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NJ civil rights group urges Boy Scouts to reinstate transgender child

Joe Maldonado was kicked out of his local Secaucus pack once parents began complaining that he was born a girl.

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Boy Scouts shouldn’t turn their backs on transgender child

While the Boy Scouts have relaxed their anti-gay policy, voting in 2015 to allow gay leaders, they do not mention a transgender policy.

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IRVING, TX - FEBRUARY 04: A detial view of a Boy Scout uniform on February 4, 2013 in Irving, Texas. The BSA national council announced they were considering to leave the decision of inclusion of gays to the local unit level. U.S. President Barack Obama urged the organization to end a ban on gays. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
A detailed view of a Boy Scout uniform on February 4, 2013 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Survivors of Boy Scout canoe trip mourn deaths of 2 campers

The survivors of a Texas Boy Scout troop's adventure trip to the pristine canoe country along the Minnesota-Canadian border were grieving Friday over the deaths of a 13-year-old boy and a 39-year-old woman volunteer, a Scouting spokeswoman said.

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Scout leader: Storms kill boy, woman in northern Minnesota

A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern Minnesota forest, the leader of the program said Thursday.

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