Case Studies

2012
  Ryan Andresen – 17 year old scout in California who completed all requirements for Eagle, but his scoutmaster refused to sign off because he was gay. Was kicked out by the BSA before being awarded Eagle.
  Greg Bourke – Scoutmaster and father of two in Kentucky kicked out by BSA for being gay
  Tim Griffin – 22 year old camp staffer fired and kicked out by the BSA because he was gay. His dismissal prompted another nine camp staffers to resign in protest.
  Jennifer Tyrrell – Cub scout den mother in Ohio kicked out by the BSA for being a lesbian.
2004
  Dennis St. Jean – Award wining professional scouter at BSA’s national SeaBase in Florida fired after a co-worker forwarded materials to BSA officials suggesting he was gay.
2003
  Greg Lattera – 18 year-old scout in Cradle of Liberty Council, Philadelphia, PA kicked out June 6, 2003 for being gay.
2002
  Darrell Lambert – 19 year-old Eagle Scout and Venture Crew member in Port Orchard, Washington kicked out for being an atheist after the BSA gave him one week to change his religious beliefs or face expulsion.
2001
  Len Lanzi – Scout Executive in California fired for his sexual orientation.
2000
  Matt Hill Comer – 14 year old scout in Old Hickory Council, North Carolina kicked out after helping to start a gay-straight alliance at his high school.
  Chris Hayes – 25 year-old Eagle Scout and Scout leader in Albany, New York kicked out for publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.
  Mark Noel – 30 year-old Eagle Scout and Scout leader in Hanover, New Hampshire kicked out for disclosing his sexual orientation in a newspaper article.
  Remington Powell – Portland, Oregon.
  Scott Pusillo – 20 year-old Eagle Scout and Scout leader in Monmouth, New Jersey kicked out for his sexual orientation.
  Michael and William Randall – Orange County, California.
1999
  Dave Rice – Scoutmaster in Petaluma, California and one of the founders of Scouting for All kicked out for opposing BSA’s discriminatory policies.
  Camp Yawgoog Staffer – 16 year-old Eagle Scout in Narragansett Council, Rhode Island fired from summer camp for being gay after truthfully answering questioning by the camp director.
1997
  Benjamin and John Scalise – 9-year-old boy and his father in Mount Pleasant, Michigan barred from Cub Scouting for refusing to avow a belief in God.
1995
  Clifford “Buzz” Grambo – 13 year-old scout in Solomons, Maryland kicked out after six years when his Scoutmaster found out about his atheism.
1993
  Dave Knapp – 67 year-old Scouter kicked out for being gay after an investigation by his local BSA council in Connecticut.
  Brad Seabourn – Scout leader and father of 15 year-old scout in Coronado Area Council, Kansas kicked out for his atheism.
1992
  Michael Geller – Capital Area Council, Washington DC.
  Chuck Merino – Police officer and Exploring leader in El Cajon, California kicked out for his sexual orientation.
  Roland Pool – Capital Area Council, Washington DC.
  Keith Richardson – Denied clerical employment by BSA in Chicago Area Council, Illinois because of his sexual orientation.
1991
  Brad Seabourn – Scout leader and father of 15 year-old scout in Coronado Area Council, Kansas kicked out for his atheism.
1990
  James Dale – 20 year-old Eagle Scout and Scout leader in New Jersey kicked out for disclosing his sexual orientation in a newspaper article.
1989
  Mark Welsh – Burr Ridge, Illinois.
1985
  Paul Trout – 15 year-old scout in Charlottesville, Virginia kicked out (later reversed) over his religious beliefs.
1980
  Tim Curran – 19 year-old Eagle Scout in Mt. Diablo Council, California kicked out for his sexual orientation.