Wade Goodwyn. The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation. The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat.
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The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for teenage girls, a move that marks a historic shift for the organization founded for young men more than a century ago. Citing years of research and feedback from Scouts nationwide, officials from the group said that Cub Scout dens — the smallest unit — will be single-gender, either all boys or all girls. Cub Scout packs, which are larger and include a number of dens, will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose. The program for older girls is expected to start in and will enable girls to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.
Court Says Boy Scouts Can Ban Gay Leaders
The Boy Scouts of America relented to unprecedented pressure on Monday and lifted its national ban on gay adult leaders, paving the way for historic change — and debate — within the organization. The historic vote shifts the specter of discrimination onto local scout groups and those sponsored by religious organizations, which retain the right to set their own policies on whether they'll allow gay men to lead scouts. Zach Wahls, 24, an Eagle Scout and executive director of Scouts for Equality, which has pushed for the new policy, said the vote "marks the beginning of a new chapter" for the Boy Scouts.
The Boy Scouts of America shut down a Seattle church troop for standing behind an openly gay leader, even after the organization revoked his membership. The decision is likely the first since the Boy Scouts voted last year to accept gay scouts -- but not adults. The Rev. Monica Corsaro said the church would stand firm in supporting McGrath.