Editorial On Boy Scouts

As a kid, scouting was important to me; as an adult, I consider the values scouting taught me to be a large part of who I’ve become. So when the Boy Scouts of America decided to reaffirm its policy banning openly gay Scouts and adult leaders, I was left at odds. How could I continue to identify with an organization that upholds an anachronistic policy of fear and hate? I couldn’t. Continue reading …

As a kid, scouting was important to me; as an adult, I consider the values scouting taught me to be a large part of who I’ve become. So when the Boy Scouts of America decided to reaffirm its policy banning openly gay Scouts and adult leaders, I was left at odds. How could I continue to identify with an organization that upholds an anachronistic policy of fear and hate?

I couldn’t.
Continue reading …

Andrew Eitelbach