Earlier this year, Robert Gates, current National President of the Boy Scouts of America and former head of the CIA, asked leadership to give some thought to the organization's current standards.

Boy Scouts Of America Moves To Lift Nationwide Ban On Gay Adults

The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee announced today that it has adopted a resolution that, if ratified later this month, would lift the organization’s nationwide ban on gay adults working and volunteering with troops. [More]

Disney Stops Providing Funding To Boy Scouts

Disney Stops Providing Funding To Boy Scouts

For years, Disney’s Ears to You program has rewarded Disney employees’ volunteer efforts by donating money to various organizations for each volunteer hour worked. Until recently, various Boy Scout troop had benefited from these funds, but that appears to be put on hold because of Boy Scouts of America’s stance on homosexuality. [More]

1.6 Million Cub Scout Badges Contaminated With Lead

1.6 Million Cub Scout Badges Contaminated With Lead

A scout may be trustworthy, loyal, and helpful – but not lead free, according to a recent announcement from the Boy Scouts of America. The scouts are recalling 1.6 million Chinese-made badges contaminated with lead paint. The totem badges were issued to 7 and 8-year-old cub scouts who completed certain tasks, “including memorizing the Cub Scouts’ motto, sign, handshake, and salute, and mastering an elective such as caring for a pet, growing a plant indoors, or making a stencil pattern.”