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Boy Scouts Begin To Admit Openly Gay Scouts

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tomorrow, the Boy Scouts of America will start admitting openly gay scouts.

This past May, the Scouting National Council passed a measure by about 60 percent to allow gay youth to participate in scouting.

The ban on gay leaders remains in place.

Some religious organizations that sponsor troops have broken their ties with the organization over the shift, and a new Christian scouting organization, which was organized after the vote that allowed gay scouts, will officially launch tomorrow.

Pat Currie, Scout executive and CEO of the Circle 10 Council in Dallas, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss whether the new policy will impact his region.

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  • Pat Currie, Scout executive and CEO of the Dallas-based Circle 10 Council, the regional organizing body for the BSA in Dallas and the twelve nearby counties.
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