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Boy Scouts elect former Defense Sec. as new leader
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Boy Scouts have a new leader. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been elected to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts.
Gates, a distinguished Eagle Scout, will serve as president-elect, and take the reins for a two-year term starting next may.
He has credited his long-time involvement with the Boy Scouts with giving him the skills and courage to succeed.