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Proposal to end Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy proves divisive

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Discussion about whether Boy Scouts of America should change its policy excluding gay scouts and leaders is again thrusting the youth development organization into the middle of a national debate. But already, there is more diversity than the national policy might make people think — and some troops currently accept boys regardless of sexual orientation. “There is no box on the registration form that says, ‘Are you gay?’ ” said the Rev. Dr. Bill Levering, senior ...

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February 6, 2013
8:02 a.m.

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BREAKING: ! There were gay boys in SCOUTS over forty years ago when I was a boy sprout. Duhhhhhh. Policy or no policy - we must have had an early version way back then of DON'T ASK DON'T TELL and there were probably predatory pedophile leaders/scoutmasters as well. I still learned how to build a fire, cook, tie a knot, paddle a canoe, and all that jazz and I got away from the house for one weekend every month for a camping trip which was a Godsend. All for 20 cents a week dues (which I earned by redeeming ten 2 cents deposits on soda bottles)