Boy Scout Update. Some Progress, but Still Exclusionary.

In a significant decision that will certainly benefit Boy Scout youth, the muckily-mucks in the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow openly gay scouts under the age of 18. (Age 18 is the point in Boy Scouts where a youth becomes an adult.)

In a significant decision that will continue to support my assertion that the muckity-mucks in the Boy Scouts of America are exclusionary and hardly positive examples of morality, understanding, and acceptance, they also voted to keep the gay-18-and-over crowd out of the program.

Essentially: Gay youth under the age of 18 are safe, moral, and eligible to be Eagle Scouts. At 12:01AM on their 18th birthday, they become immoral outcasts with a penchant for pedophilia.

Or, if you prefer a graphical representation and missed this graphic in my earlier post (click to embiggen):

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3 thoughts on “Boy Scout Update. Some Progress, but Still Exclusionary.

  1. In my opinion, this is a good step but not far enough!
    The graphic is effective and showing the lack of logic in the councils decision. The most disturbing part of the lack of adult homosexual inclusion is that it is probably linked the delusional idea that gay people are pedophiles.

  2. Not far enough, but a first step.

    Perhaps, for a next step, they will let scouts who are still active when they turn 18 continue as leaders in their program. Moving from an Eagle to Assistant Scoutmaster would not only benefit the individual who has already proven himself, but provide a positive example to both the troop and the regional / national level organization.

    Familiarity is the best tool to fight bigotry.

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