BSA Threatens Maryland Cub Scout Pack

The National Capital Area Council of the BSA has threatened to revoke the charter of Pack 442 in Cloverly, Maryland over the non-discrimination policy posted on the pack’s web site:

Boy Scouts Threaten to Kick Out Troop For Supporting Gay Members

Les Baron, CEO and Scout Executive of NCAC, confirms to Mother Jones that if the pack doesn’t erase the declaration, “they will not be recognized as an organization, although that’s our last resort.” That means that the troop will lose access to member insurance, rank badges, and scout camps. The only problem with the statement, Baron acknowledges, is the reference to sexual orientation. “That’s a message that’s against our policy, and we don’t want it continue to be out in our community,” Baron says.

According to the article, the pack has until tomorrow to decide whether to comply or lose its charter.

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