Boy Scouts of America

Media Fails to Show Faith Support for Potential Boy Scout Policy Change

Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.

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Over 100,000 urge National Geographic to speak out against Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies

A petition calling on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and leaders has received more than 100,000 signatures.

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Boy Scouts threaten to remove pack for supporting gay scouts

The National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the Boy Scouts has threatened to remove a Maryland pack for posting a statement on its website saying it won’t discriminate against gay members.

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National Geographic Channel: Denounce the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

GLAAD today joined Scouts for Equality and 20 year-old Eagle Scout Will Oliver to call on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
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Local Boy Scouts Council Approves Gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle Application

The Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in California approved gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle Scout application, despite the national organization's anti-LGBT policy.

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Parenting Magazine Names Ohio Mom Jennifer Tyrrell Among Best Parents of 2012

Parenting magazine named Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell among the 'Best Parents of 2012' and recognizes her work to end the Boy Scouts's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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December 10, 2012

Merck Foundation Suspends Funding to Boy Scouts of America until Ban on Gay Scouts And Leaders Ends

The Merck Foundation became the latest corporate leader to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. The Merck Foundation announced that it will suspend all funding to the BSA and will consider funding the organization again when the BSA ends the discriminatory ban.

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