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Gays in the Boy Scouts


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U.S. boy scouts salute
Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. boy scouts salute

Moraga teenager Ryan Andresen has, for the second time, been denied the Boy Scout's highest award of Eagle Scout because he is openly gay. We discuss the Boy Scouts of America's policies barring homosexuals. Do these national policies affect your views of scouting?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Alvin Townley, eagle scout and author of "Legacy of Honor: The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts"
  • Andrew Penn, eagle scout
  • Carl Miller, eagle scout and den leader of Pack 186 in Novato
  • Eric Andresen, father of Ryan Andresen who is fighting the Boy Scouts of America for denying his son's Eagle Scout application because he's gay
  • Zach Wahls, eagle scout and founder of Scouts for Equality

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