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Merit for All – Scouts On Hold.

Posted by T. Resnikoff // February 6th 2013 // Issues and Trends, youth // 2 comments

Waiting_youth_delayed_iStock_000002307025XSmallBoy Scouts of America Defer Policy Change Decision to May.

At their meeting today in Dallas, The National BSA Board (which is composed of more than 70 members) decided to put off voting on ending the Boy Scouts of America’s practice of discriminating against the LGBTQ community, proposing instead to bring the issue to the 1,400 voting members of the national council at their national convention in May, 2013.

Read the statement from the Boy Scouts of America here.

Read the full story on Reuters here.

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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
2 Responses to “Merit for All – Scouts On Hold.”
  1. Aaron says:

    Here’s a little bit more background around who the National Council voting members are: it’s the 75 members of the National Executive Board (64 regular members, 2 special members, 4 regional presidents, and 5 youth members), and 3 National Council representatives per local council (294 local councils). The remaining 448 are elected at large.

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