Tag: Boy-scouts-of-america

Archived: Trump Praises Segregationist During Boy Scouts Speech

A politically charged speech from President Donald Trump at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree included attacks on former President Barack Obama as well as a nod to a businessman who promoted segregation. The president’s words drew a firestorm of national attention and prompted a response from the organization…

Archived: Mormons Consider Ending Relationship With Boy Scouts

Following an executive committee meeting proposing to end a ban on gay troop leaders, the Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board voted on Monday in favor of officially lifting the ban “effective immediately,” according to the BSA’s website. The proposed new policy received criticism prior to the national executive…

Archived: Boy Scouts Vote To End Ban On Gay Troop Leaders

In a meeting this past Friday, the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee voted unanimously to lift the ban that has prevented gay and bisexual adults from being troop leaders. The vote will face the national executive board on July 27th and will be made part of the Scout’s national…

Archived: Caterpillar Stops Funding Boy Scouts Over Gay Ban

By Chris Hoenig Caterpillar, one of DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies, has stopped giving grants from its charitable foundation to the Boy Scouts of America. Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts said the decision was made while reviewing a $25,000 grant application from a local scout group in the company’s home state of…

Archived: Merck Condemns Boy Scout Gay Ban, Halts Funding

Merck & Co. has ended all of its funding to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organization’s refusal to allow gay and lesbian scouts and leaders. The decision was praised by gay-rights organizations, including GLAAD and Scouts for Equality, which have avidly petitioned corporations to take a…