Almost since its inception in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America have been opposed to homosexuality within their organization.
By Pete Williams, Justice Correspondent, NBC News The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions. If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it […]
The differences between Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts run deep on LGBT acceptance. BY TRUDY RING AND LAUREN JOW-Advocate.com 1) NATIONAL POLICY ON GAYS AND LESBIANS Girl Scouts: The Girl Scouts of the USA’s LGBT-inclusive policies have drawn the ire of right-wing groups. “Girl Scouts of the USA and its local councils and troops value diversity […]
By Kim Stowell The motto of the Boy Scouts is “Be prepared,” but nothing could have prepared Tavis Morello for what happened to him on that Tuesday afternoon in 1999. Morello, an Eagle Scout, had a summer job at Camp Yawgoog, the 100-year-old Boy Scout camp in Hopkinton, RI. The teen was called into the […]
New rector Tim Rich says the church took the action because of the Boy Scouts of America’s policy excluding gay men and boys. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church told Cub Scout Pack 4 last week it can no longer use church facilities because of the Boy Scouts of America’s reaffirmation earlier this summer of its exclusion of gay […]