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Jul
2012

In scouting

By Scouts for Equality

Northern Star Council Supports Equality Despite BSA’s Position

On 31, Jul 2012 | In scouting | By Scouts for Equality

The largest council in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, the Northern Star Council, has said that homosexual individuals are welcome in its troops, even though the Boy Scouts of America has stated its opposition.

Northern Star joins several other councils that have expressed their defiance of the national policy. The Baden-Powell council in New York, the Narragansett Council in Rhode Island, and the Piedmont Council in California have also all stated their support for equality in scouting.
 

19

Jul
2012

In Campaign News

By Zach Wahls

Boy Scouts reaffirm their intolerant ban on gays

On 19, Jul 2012 | In Campaign News | By Zach Wahls

On Tuesday, July 17, the BSA affirmed its ban on openly gay Scouts and gay and lesbian Scout Leaders, announcing that an eleven member secret committee had unanimously voted to uphold the ban. Scouts for Equality immediately pushed back, and co-founder Zach Wahls called on the BSA to put the resolution up for a vote before its Executive Board via a Change.org petition that has since received more than 130,000 signatures.

Stay tuned for more information as the campaign continues to develop.

19

Jul
2012

In In the Press

By Scouts for Equality

Some Boy Scout Troops Disregard Ban

On 19, Jul 2012 | In In the Press | By Scouts for Equality

Every year when it comes time to renew its charter, Troop 729 in New York City crosses out a promise to abide by the Boy Scouts’ policies because it doesn’t agree with the long-standing prohibition on openly gay members and leaders…

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