American Boy Scouts to allow gay troupe leaders
After years of controversy, the American youth organization the Boy Scouts will lift its ban on openly gay men serving as troupe leaders. The resolution was approved unanimously by the Boy Scouts' executive committee earlier this month, and will now be reviewed by the Boy Scouts National Executive Board. They cited the "sea change in the law with respect to gay rights," as the reason for the change. The organization dropped their ban on gay youth members in 2013.
Facts about scouts and lgbt rights:
Many Boy Scouts troupes are lead by women. In fact, the position of Den Mother was exclusively female until it was opened to men in 1967, when the position was changed to Den Leader.
The Girl Scouts recently turned down a $100,000 donation from a donor who requested that no transgender girls be allowed in the organization.