Friday, May 24, 2013
The decision was made during the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Texas.
The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council voted Thursday to allow openly gay boys as accepted Scouts, according to WCVB TV. Under the Scouts’ Governing Board draft proposal, gay adults would remain prohibited from serving as Scout leaders, according to WCVB. More than 60 percent of voters at the annual Scout meeting in Texas supported the proposal.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Boy Scouts of America will take up the issue at is national board meeting next week.
Boy Scouts of America is considering changing its longstanding policy against allowing openly gay members, according to a news release from the organization Monday. Under the change now being discussed, local Councils would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue — either maintaining an exclusion of gays or opening up their membership. Monday's announcement of the possible change comes after years of protests over the policy — including petition campaigns that have prompted some corporations to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. And become a fan of the …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Last month, the Knox Trail Boy Scouts Council Board of Directors met and discussed taking a vote against the National Boy Scouts anti-gay policy. No vote was taken; the issue was table for further research.
Last month, the Knox Trail Boy Scouts Council Board of Directors met and discussed taking a vote against the National Boy Scouts anti-gay policy. No vote was taken; the issue was table for further research. The Council represents Framingham and 20 other communities in Massachusetts. The possible vote comes after more than half of the parents of Framingham Cub Scout Pack 12, based out of Plymouth Church, sent a letter in September to the executive director of The Knox Trail Council of Boy Scouts, stating they have and will continue to ignore the anti-gay policy of Boy Scouts of America. The letter, submitted and signed by 38 Framingham parents states: "Our Scout Pack has been an important and powerful force in our community, and in the …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
More than half of the parents of Framingham Pack 12 sent a letter to National Boy Scouts saying their Pack will be inclusive of all.
In July, Boy Scouts of America re-affirmed its policy to prohibit gay parents, guardians, leaders and youth. But one Framingham Pack is protesting the policy and will accept all parents, guardians and boys, despite the national policy. More than half of the parents of Cub Scout Pack 12, based out of Plymouth Church under Pack Leader Jim Been, sent a letter to the executive director of Knox Trail Council of Boy Scouts, based in Framingham, stating they have and will continue to ignore the anti-gay policy of Boy Scouts of America. Our letter expresses our disappointment with the Boy Scouts of America's discrimination policy prohibiting gay parents, guardians and youth, said parent Jody Gladstein, who has a second grade son in the Pack. The …