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The Boy Scouts headquarters in Philadelphia. (AP)
The Boy Scouts headquarters in Philadelphia. (AP)

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that for over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America at times hid allegations of child molestation from local law enforcement authorities, allowing some volunteers and employees suspected of abusing scouts to leave the organization for bogus reasons.

Meanwhile, a growing number of Eagle Scouts are returning their badges in protest over the Scouts' longtime policy of banning openly gay members. Last month the Boy Scouts of America re-affirmed that policy after a two-year evaluation.

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This segment aired on September 17, 2012.

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