Local Scout leaders approve or accept possibility of gays in scouting
3 months 2 weeks ago
For Chris Dixon, the Boy Scouts’ policy barring participation by gays makes an unnecessary distinction.
“That’s Mother Nature so you can’t hide it. If you’re a scout, you’re a scout,” he said. “I hope it goes through.”
Dixon was referring to news that broke Tuesday of a push to change the Scouts’ policy barring participation by gays. Those familiar with the organization’s internal discussions say the policy — which has withstood a Supreme Court challenge — may be rescinded to allow individual chapters latitude in deciding what sexual orientation requirements they want to put on their troop.
With nearly 50 years as a scout and 17 as a scoutmaster, Dixon says it’s about time.