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New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

Eliza Barr ’21, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017. Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized to do activities such as sell cookies and other crafts whereas boys might typically do campi...

Boy Scouts Vote to Admit Openly Gay Scouts

Boy Scouts Vote to Admit Openly Gay Scouts

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

May 24, 2013

On May 23, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to allow openly gay youths into its ranks, reversing a decades-long policy. In Westport, the decision was applauded but also criticized for not going far enough: gay men and women are still not permitted to be leaders, according to the national organization...

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