Boy Scouts

May 13, 2013

VIDEO: Scouts for Equality rallies to include all Boy Scouts

Scouts for Equality (SFE) held a national day of action this past Friday across the country, in dozens of cities, to urge the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay Scouts and adult members.

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May 13, 2013

Interview with "Old Scout" and son en route to Boy Scouts vote

David "Old Scout" McGrath, a former army intelligence officer, and his son Joe, who returned from a year-long deployment in Kuwait on April 15th, are currently biking the 1,800 miles from their home in Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy for gay members and leaders.

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May 10, 2013

Ernst & Young's Jim Turley explains opposition to Boy Scouts' gay ban

In a statement released by Bloomberg Businessweek Jim Turley, Chairman and C.E.O. of Ernst & Young, discussed his opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) current anti-gay policies, and his support for passing the proposed inclusive resolution at the end of May

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May 10, 2013

Scouts gather in more than 30 cities across the nation to support equality

Scouts for Equality is gathering together concerned current and former Scouts, parents, potential Scouting parents, Scouting leaders and volunteers, and their supporters to urge their local Boy Scout council to vote in favor of dropping the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) anti-gay ban on youth members.

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May 9, 2013

Former Boy Scouts biking across America stopping to visit Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe are be biking 1,800 miles from Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy. They will be stopping tomorrow, May 10th, in Laramie, Wyoming to visit the Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench.

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May 14, 2013

Take action: Write a Letter to the Editor in support of inclusive Scouting

Help bring equality to the Boy Scouts by submitting a Letter to the Editor to your local paper today. Your community needs to hear from you about why gay youth and parents should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts.

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May 9, 2013

VIDEO: After 50+ years, Tennessee man resigns over Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban

Bill Moser of Clarksville, Tennessee has spent over 50 years involved with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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May 9, 2013

Majority of Americans support lifting ban on gay Boy Scouts, adult leaders

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that "63 percent of Americans support allowing gay scouts to join, and the public opposes the plan to continue to ban gay adults from Boy Scout leadership by a 56 to 39 percent margin."

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May 7, 2013

Boy Scouts' proposal inadequate, says Western LA County Council

The Western Los Angeles County Council of Scouts stated today that it feels the Boy Scouts of America has proposed an inadequate policy for including gay members.

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May 6, 2013

Former Boy Scouts bike 1,800 miles to end ban on gay members

David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe will be biking 1,800 miles from their home to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy for gay members and leaders. They have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so they can document the process.

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