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Eagle Scouts

Local Boy Scouts council approves gay Scout's Eagle application

The Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in California approves gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle badge application, despite the Boy Scouts of America's national ban on gay Scouts and leaders.

Six Eagle Scouts return medals in protest of Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy

At least six Eagle Scouts from across the country have returned their Eagle Scout medal to the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization’s refusal to reverse its long-standing policy against gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

COMMENTARY: Boy Scouts, just … do the right thing

After spending nearly a decade in service with Scouting, to say that I’m disappointed in the ruling would be quite the understatement. I’m furious, in fact. I knew it was going to happen that way, but still, I spent most of my Tuesday thinking deep about what Scouting brought to my life, and all the positive experiences that surrounded my tenure.