Boy Scouts to accept openly gay youth starting in January 

Starting on New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will accept openly gay youths, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.
Under the new membership policy, youths can no longer be barred from the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or coed Venturers program solely on the basis of sexual orientation. But the policy adds, “No member may use Scouting to promote or advance any social or political position or agenda, including on the matter of sexual orientation.”

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Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP

Boy Scouts to accept openly gay youth starting in January 

Starting on New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will accept openly gay youths, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

Under the new membership policy, youths can no longer be barred from the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or coed Venturers program solely on the basis of sexual orientation. But the policy adds, “No member may use Scouting to promote or advance any social or political position or agenda, including on the matter of sexual orientation.”

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Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP