11th February 2014
Did this 17-year-old just become the first openly gay Eagle Scout? 4
6:49 PM — An openly gay member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been awarded the Eagle Scout badge just weeks after the organisation lifted its ban on gay members.
2nd January 2014
US: No large defections follow Boy Scouts policy change to allow gay members 2
2:57 PM — As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) opens its ranks to openly gay members, Christian organisations are offering an alternative for those abandoning the organisation.
1st January 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America begins to permit gay members 2
12:14 PM — After changing its policy on gay members back in May the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has finally enacted the new rules.
31st December 2013
US: Boy Scouts of America set to accept gay youth members 1
12:18 PM — On 1 January the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to enact an historic change in policy to allow openly gay youth members to join its ranks.
28th December 2013
Boy Scouts of America hopes inclusion of gay scout members will be a non-event like Y2K scare 2
5:12 PM — A member of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) national executive board has spoken out about the organisation's 1 January change of policy to allow gay members, to say the organisation hopes it will be a non-event.
Troops abandon Boy Scouts of America as it prepares to allow gay members 34
4:20 PM — Troops opposed to the inclusion of openly gay scout members continue to abandon the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as it prepares for its 1 January change of policy.
1st November 2013
Former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates appointed to lead Boy Scouts of America
1:27 PM — Former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has been chosen to lead the Boy Scouts of America – an organisation which continues to find it difficult to accept gay people.
27th October 2013
US: Several churches in North Carolina cut sponsorship of boy scouts following pro-gay policy 15
9:10 AM — Several churches in Charlotte, North Carolina have opted to cut ties with their sponsored boy scout groups following a decision earlier this year by Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members.
11th October 2013
Kentucky Boy Scout official says 20 sponsors dropped support after gay scouts allowed 7
7:20 PM — An official for a Boy Scouts of America troop in Kentucky has said that around 20 sponsors have either dropped their support or plan to do so following the removal of the policy banning openly-gay members.
13th September 2013
US: Church stops boy scouts using building because of pro-gay policy 22
2:58 PM — A San Diego church has stopped local boy scout groups from using the building for meetings, allegedly due the Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to lift its ban on gay members.
9th September 2013
US radio host celebrates launch of ‘gay free alternative to the Boy Scouts’ 15
2:34 PM — A US radio host has commented on the recent launch of a new scouting organisation, created after the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay members, to celebrate the launch of a "gay-free alternative to the Boy Scouts".
7th September 2013
US: Alternate Christian-based scouting group launches after Boy Scouts of America includes gay members 24
8:05 PM — Over 1,200 disgruntled former Boy Scouts of America officials descended on Nashville, Tennessee this weekened, in order to launch a new, "Christian-based" alternative to the BSA, as it voted earlier this year to lift its ban on gay members.
6th September 2013
US: Columnist says accepting gays in the Boy Scouts of America will descend it into ‘darkness of sin’ 13
1:30 PM — A columnist for the conservative World Net Daily website has attacked the vote taken earlier this year by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) who voted to allow openly gay scout members for the first time.
30th June 2013
US: Former Boy Scout plans to create new youth group banning gay members 29
6:31 PM — John Stemberger, an attorney a former Scout responsible for setting up a group to oppose the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) acceptance of gay members, has said he plans to start his own youth organisation.
16th June 2013
US: Boy Scout leaders reprimanded for marching with gay pride parade 14
1:51 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reprimanded two scout leaders who took part in a gay pride parade with several scouts.
13th June 2013
US: Caterpillar Inc cuts ties with Boy Scouts over lack of progress on gay leadership 5
4:07 PM — Caterpillar Inc, best known for producing construction equipment, have cut ties between their charitable foundation and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). However, unlike recent groups to cut ties with the Scouts, they say BSA did not go far enough with their decision to allow gay members into the organisation.
US: Southern Baptist Convention officially ‘disapproves’ of Boy Scouts inclusivity but doesn’t cut ties 15
1:08 AM — On Wednesday, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), adopted a resolution to disapprove of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members.
12th June 2013
Largest Protestant denomination in US to vote on measure disapproving of Boy Scouts gay inclusion 3
3:59 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, is expected on Wednesday to vote on a resolution which would express disapproval of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) new policy accepting gay youth members.
11th June 2013
Video: TV host: Gays will ‘tear up’ Boy Scouts for ‘a few kids that want to do sex with each other’ 24
6:27 PM — A Christian television host has spoken on his online show to say that he thinks allowing gay members in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will mean "tearing up" the organisation "to accommodate a few kids that want to do sex with each other".
31st May 2013
US radio host: Allowing gay Boy Scouts will mean ‘condom training and cross dressing members’ 28
4:38 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has claimed that the number of incidents of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), will dramatically increase, as well as the beginning of "condom training and cross-dressing troop members", since it has allowed gay members.