Boy Scouts

A former Boy Scout leader from Hamburg has been indicted on one felony and five misdemeanor counts in connection with allegations of sexual conduct with two juveniles.

A now-former executive of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America was arraigned Friday on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges accusing him of sexual contact with two minors.

Collins' role with Boy Scouts under review

Oct 2, 2019
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Along with resigning from Congress, how else will Chris Collins' life change now that he is facing time in federal prison? Collins may have to give up his work with the Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouts no longer, all-girl troops form in WNY

Jun 26, 2019
WBFO Photo/Nancy Fischer

The Boys Scouts are no longer just a boys' organization, with the launch of the region's first all-girls troop in Niagara County and a few others across Western New York.

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When the state's Child Victims Act allows older sex abuse lawsuits to be filed on Aug. 14, a prominent lawyer against Catholic Church abusers said he will be filing lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America.

In a move that shakes up more than a century of tradition, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that starting next year, it will welcome girls into some Scouting programs.

Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys

Jan 31, 2017

In a surprise announcement, the Boy Scouts of America said that it will begin accepting transgender boys who want to join its scouting programs.

The Scouts' policy change came in a written and video statement released by Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh. He said that for more than a hundred years the Scouts used the information on an individual's birth certificate to determine a boy's eligibility to join its single gender programs.

A former Boy Scout leader who tricked a troop member into sending him sexually explicit pictures of himself has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. 

The top local leader of the Boy Scouts says he doesn't see any immediate problems in the wake of the national board lifting a ban on openly gay leaders in the troops.

The release by the Boy Scouts of America of what are being called their "perversion files" has affected a local man.

The files document 20 years of sexual abuse perpetrated by adults connected with the organization and which was covered up. Kenneth Dingman's name is in that file. Dingman denies ever sexually abusing a child, though he did plead guilty to such charges in 1975 and in 1996.

Dingman was forced out of the scouting organization and has spent ten years in prison for a variety of charges.