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Scouts' Decision on Gays Meets Acceptance in Founder's Hometown

For years, Boy Scouts from across the United States made an annual pilgrimage to Ottawa, Illinois, which proudly promotes itself as the “Home of the Founder” of the Boy Scouts of America, William Dickson Boyce. “He lived here during the formative years of the Boy Scouts, and he is buried here,” said Mollie Perrot, executive director of the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, where the history of the Scouting movement worldwide is on display. Perrot knows about change: She...

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