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Local Boy Scouts Troop Donates Over 40 Turkeys to Rome Rescue Mission

When you think of Thanksgiving you can't help but think about turkey. It's also a day to spend time with family. Some people in our local community don't have family or food for this holiday and that is why there are organizations like the Rome Rescue Mission. A local Boy Scouts Troop through a generous alumni donation was able to donate over 40 birds, but they are still in need of more.

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Community Coming Together To Replace Stolen BBQ Pit From Ilion Boy Scouts

A community fundraiser for the Boy Scout Troop 9 in Ilion almost didn't happen after their BBQ came up missing. The community is now coming together to help replace the stolen pit.

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Save Camp Russell/Facebook
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Community Comes Together To Help Save Camp Russell

A vital part of the boy scouting community for the past 100 years will soon be no more. Camp Russell on White Lake is being closed and put up for sale but Scout alum John Stephens is hoping to keep it open. He's started a petition to save Camp Russell.

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Boy Scout Denied Eagle Scout Status Because He’s Gay

So, Ryan Andresen has been scouting for over a decade now and has earned tons of badges, learned countless skills, served his community and others in need and above all had a wonderful experience with his friends and memories to last a lifetime, but the one event that was supposed to be the culmination of all of that has been robbed from him and his recent memory is now filled with rejection instead.

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Eagle Scouts Return Their Medals to Protest the Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policy

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its longstanding policy of banning gays from being scouts or scout leaders.

Now a number of straight men who’ve received the group’s highest honor — the ranking of Eagle Scout — are returning their medals in protest.

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Boy Scouts Reaffirm Policy of Banning Gays [VIDEO, POLL]

Despite a call from activist groups, the Boy Scouts of America has decided to keep its controversial policy of not allowing gays to be scouts or scout leaders.

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