The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.
The new president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization — a step further than the Scouts ultimately took.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been named the next president of the Boy Scouts of America. The Irving-based organization announced Gates’ appointment to the volunteer position Wednesday.
A North Texas Boy Scout unveiled a moving memorial for two fallen DPS troopers, which now sits in a permanent place outside the DPS office.
There were hopes that Boy Scout officials would vote today on changing the policy that excludes gay members and leaders. But late Wednesday morning, the Scouts announced they are delaying a decision because “more deliberation is needed.”
Nearly two dozen volunteers, some of them strangers, showed up to help a Boy Scout rebuild a project that vandals destroyed.
Vandals took just one day to tear apart an Eagle Scout project a Southlake teen spent months putting together.
When fire broke out at a Euless home, there was a family of nine inside. In the rush to get out, one was left behind. Thanks to the clear thinking actions of an Eagle Scout, they are still a family of nine.