Boy Scouts of America has caught up with the times and are finally allowing girls to join their organizations — from Cub Scouts to Eagle Scouts! It’s about time, right? Even better, it was a unanimous decision!
The Boy Scouts of America have taken a giant step forward. The organization’s national executive board met and discussed a major issue — allowing gay scout leaders. The result? They’ve officially ended their decades-long ban on gay scout leaders.
The Boy Scouts of America voted on July 29 to end their long ban on gay scout leaders. The decision was not a close call, it was reportedly approved by 79 percent of the national executive board. They concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults “was no longer legally defensible.” What an amazing thing!
The Boy Scouts of America are set to end the ban on openly gay youth members, but gay adults will still be prohibited from serving as troop leaders. Do YOU think that’s fair?
The Boy Scouts of America are finally expressing their empathy with the gay community. The organization announced on April 19 that the proposal to end the controversial ban on gay members would be voted on by its National Council the week of May 20.