Lacey Donohue · 01/01/14 02:26PM

Today the Boy Scouts of America officially lifted its ban on openly gay youths. According to the BSA, "while people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting." But don't get too excited: the ban on openly gay leaders will remain.

Boy Scouts of America's 'Perversion Files' Released

Robert Kessler · 10/18/12 02:39PM

After a two-year-long court battle, records kept by the Boy Scouts of America on suspected child abusers have been released online. The records were kept from 1965 to 1985 and contain the names of men who were banned from volunteering with the Boy Scouts after they were accused of abusing the young men entrusted to them. The so-called "perversion files" also contain the names of men banned on suspicion of being gay.