Boy Scouts Threaten to Kick Out Troop For Supporting Gay Members | Mother Jones

by Srikanth

Boy Scouts Threaten to Kick Out Troop For Supporting Gay Members | Mother Jones.

I was sooooooooooo prescient to quit at cub scouts:

Not long after the [non-discrimination] statement was posted, the National Capital Area Council (NCAC), one of the bigger local councils of the Boy Scouts of America, asked the pack to strike it from the website. ‘At first they [said] they would ‘allow’ us to leave it up based on our right to freedom of speech. Now they are doing a 180 and basically asking us to either conform to BSA’s discriminatory policy or get out,’ says Phillips.

Les Baron, CEO and Scout Executive of NCAC, confirms to Mother Jones that if the pack doesn’t erase the declaration, ‘they will not be recognized as an organization, although that’s our last resort.’ That means that the troop will lose access to member insurance, rank badges, and scout camps. The only problem with the statement, Baron acknowledges, is the reference to sexual orientation. ‘That’s a message that’s against our policy, and we don’t want it continue to be out in our community,’ Baron says.’

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