Topics :: Boy Scouts of America

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

Gay Ex-Troop Leader Goes Against BSA, Continues to Lead Troop

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
An out scout leader who was removed from the Boy Scouts of America recently for "deliberately injecting" his sexuality into scouting refuses to step down from his position and continues to lead his Seattle troop.

Boy Scouts Ban Openly Gay Troop Leader

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Officials from the Boy Scouts of America acted on their controversial policy Monday and announced they have fired an openly gay leader of a Washington state-based troop after he "deliberately injected" his sexuality into scouting.

Disney World Cuts Funds to BSA Over Anti-Gay Policy

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Officials from Walt Disney World said Thursday that they will cease donations to the Boy Scouts of America due to the organization’s highly controversial policy on openly gay scout leaders.

Boy Scouts’ Ranks Drop After Year of Policy Change

By Nomaan Merchant | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America says its membership fell by 6 percent in 2013, a year in which the organization announced it would begin to accept openly gay youth.

Gay Teen Achieves Eagle Scout Milestone in Md.

By Brett Zongker | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Christian Programs Offer Alternative to Gay-Friendly Boy Scouts

Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Christians unsettled by the Boy Scouts of America accepting openly gay youths in the new year are being offered at least two alternatives.

Wyoming Church Kicks Out Boy Scout Troop Because of New Gay Inclusive Policy

Friday Dec 20, 2013
A Boy Scouts troop in Cheyenne is looking for a new home because of fallout from the organization’s acceptance of openly gay members.

Wyo. Church Won’t Renew Boy Scouts Charter

Friday Dec 20, 2013
A Boy Scouts troop in Cheyenne is looking for a new home because of fallout from the organization’s acceptance of openly gay members.

Lockheed Martin Ends Boy Scouts Gifts Over Gay Ban

By Brett Zongker | Thursday Dec 19, 2013
Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s ban on gays serving as adult leaders after a review of the company’s philanthropy guidelines, the company said Thursday.