Boy Scouts of America Winkler v. My resignation letter didn't send shock waves through the BSA and lead to a huge swell of rebellion in support of equality. Archived from the original on December 23, Archived from the original on October 4, That is quite an exception when some estimates state up to 70 percent of packs and troops are sponsored by religious organizations, with as many as half being sponsored by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormons. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.
Inthe Exploring program was completely reorganized and split into two program categories, which both accept women and men.
First came acceptance of gay and transgender Scouts. Now girls can be Boy Scouts
Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Retrieved June 21, Among them is my desire to share an important part of my life with people who are important to me. Yes, I am a hypocrite in my crusade to eradicate cargo shorts — thanks to the Boy Scouts of America. In other words, how could a gay person be a moral person?
One individual close to the Girl Scouts, who requested anonymity to speak freely about the group's concerns, said that it believes the policy shift by the Boy Scouts is an effort to increase a membership that has declined by nearly a third since Jan 30, 5: New Texas 'bathroom bill' may spark North Carolina-like uproar. Communities HuffPost Personal Videos. Subscribe or Give a Gift. So, as I became a young adult leader in Scouting, I began to lead a double life. Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.