Mormons Severing All Ties With Boy Scouts, Ending Long Bond - NBC Bay Area
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Mormons Severing All Ties With Boy Scouts, Ending Long Bond

The religion has long been the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The Best Mattress For Your Sleep Style
    Tony Gutierrez/AP (File)
    FILE - This 2013 file photo shows a close-up detail of a Boy Scout uniform.

    The Mormon church will completely sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year. The religion will move its remaining boys into its own scouting-type program.

    The announcement Tuesday night by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Boy Scouts marks an end to close relationship that lasted more than a century built on their shared values.

    The exit by Mormon leaders comes after Boy Scouts decided in 2015 to allow gay troop leaders and announced last year it would allow girls in the ranks.

    The Boy Scouts last week said it will change its name next year to Scouts BSA.

    Weinstein Charged With Rape in Historic #MeToo Moment

    [NATL] Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Leaves in Cuffs in Historic #MeToo Moment

    Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein surrendered to police in a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement early Friday morning. Weinstein was charged with rape, criminal sex act and other sex crimes connected to cases involving two separate women.

    (Published 6 hours ago)

    The religion has long been the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States.