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Oklahoma Eagle Scout Denied Employment At Summer Camp Because He Is Gay

An Oklahoma Eagle Scout, Tanner Moody, achieved the highest rank offered for members of the Boy Scouts of America. Therefore, it came as no surprise that he was offered employment at the Indian Nation’s Council summer camp as a merit badge counselor for two summers straight. Show More Summary

Summer Camp for Children of Atheist Parents is Now Led by Ousted Eagle Scouts

Several years ago, Neil Polzin was kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America -- despite being an Eagle Scout -- because he was an atheist.Shawn Jeffers left the BSA in 2002 after coming out as both gay and atheist. He's an Eagle Scout,...Show More Summary

Op-ed: Boy Scouts, Time for a New Lesson

As the story of Pascal Tessier shows us, the world is changing and the Boy Scouts of America are not keeping up. read more

New York Boy Scouts hires first openly gay summer camp leader

The New York chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has hired its first openly gay summer camp leader, the organization announced Thursday. Continue reading ? The post New York Boy Scouts hires first openly gay summer camp leader appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New York Boy Scouts Defy National Gay Leader Ban

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Boy Scouts of America’s New York council took a stand against one of the national organization’s homophobic policies this week by hiring its first […]

NY Boy Scouts Challenge National Gay Ban By Hiring Out Camp Counselor

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The debate over the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay adult employees will likely become a hot button issue again in light of the fact that the Scouts’ New York chapter has now openly and publicly defied the policy. It was announced Thursday that the chapter has hired 18-year-old Pascal Tessier, the nation’s first openly […]

New York Chapter of Boy Scouts of America Hires Openly Gay Adult, Pascal Tessier, Breaking Rule of National Organization

The New York chapter of the Boy Scouts of America broke the organization's national ban on openly gay adults serving in the institution this week when they announced Thursday that they had hired 18-year-old Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier to work as a camp counselor at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp in upstate New York this summer.

New York Chapter Defies Boy Scouts of America's Ban on Openly Gay Adult Members

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The Boy Scouts’ Greater New York Councils announced the hiring of 18-year-old Eagle Scout, Pascal Tessier

New York Boy Scouts Call BS on the BSA, Hiring a Gay Man Despite Ban on LGBT Adults

When the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay scouts in 2013, nobody busted out the rainbow flags and declared a cultural victory. That’s because in the same breath, the organization upheld its ban on LGBT adult scout leaders, essentially saying that a gay Boy Scout was “trustworthy, loyal and helpful” only until [Read More...]

Boy Scouts of America's First Out Leader Braces for Lawsuit

Former Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier, hired by a New York scouting group, has retained lawyer David Boies in case there are objections to his employment. read more

Boy Scouts' New York Chapter Challenges Ban On Gay Adults By Hiring Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier As Camp Counselor

In an unprecedented move, the Boy Scouts of America's New York chapter has hired an openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader. The decision to hire Pascal Tessier, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout from Maryland, as a counselor at theShow More Summary

New York Boy Scouts Make History Hiring Openly Gay Eagle Scout to Serve as Youth Leader

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

18-year-old Pascal Tessier became one of the first openly gay youth to receive the rank of Eagle Scout back in February and has now been hired by the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America to serve...

NY Boy Scouts hires gay adult — defying national leadership

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The New York chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has made history by hiring 18-year-old Pascal Tessier, pictured, to work at the Ten Mile River Scout Camps.

Eagle Scout Launches Petition To End Discriminatory BSA Policy Targeting His Gay Identical Twin: VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

August Easton-Calabriaand has launched a Change.org petition asking the Boy Scouts of America to end a policy preventing openly gay people participating in the organization once they turn eighteen

Eagle Scout Starts Petition to Keep Gay Twin in Scouting

August Easton-Calabria is fighting to end the Boy Scouts of America's discriminatory ban on gay adult leaders. read more

California Judges Are Banned from Belonging to Boy Scouts, State Supreme Court Says

The California Supreme Court has taken another step to formally oppose the Boy Scouts of America's ban on LGBT adult leaders: State court judges may no longer participate in the BSA. Judges have a year to end their relationships with the organization, which in 2013 lifted its ban on LGBT youth Scouts, but not on adult leaders. Show More Summary

California Bans Judges From Participating in Boy Scouts Over Its Policy Prohibiting Gay Troop Leaders

The California Supreme Court has instituted a policy that prohibits state judges from participating in the Boy Scouts of America because it doesn't allow openly gay adults to become troop leaders.

BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badges

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

As part of the 2015 Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, free Boy Scouts of America Fly Fishing Merit Badges will be offered at the event. The BSA merit badge program is helped funded by a larger outreach program geared towards children … more ?

Settlement in sex abuse case keeps Scouts' 'perversion files' closed

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A settlement reached Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America with the family of a Santa Barbara County man molested by a Scout leader in 2007 effectively ends the possibility, for now, that recent files maintained by the organization documenting suspected misconduct will be made public.

Settlement in Boy Scouts sexual abuse case prevents release of more ‘perversion files’

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Boy Scouts of America have settled a high-profile sex abuse lawsuit in a move that averts a requirement to release files detailing abuse claims and incidents across the country from 1986 to 2007, an attorney said on Thursday. The case in Santa Barbara County was closely watched because of the...

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