A Shift In The Boy Scouts' Gay Policy

A Shift In The Boy Scouts' Gay Policy

Kojo explores the questions that a shift in the Boy Scouts' national policy on gay members would pose for local scouts, their sponsors and their parents.

Just months after the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its national policy to keep gay members out, the group will consider lifting the ban in a meeting this week. While the move has gratified many critics, it has alarmed some longtime sponsors, including churches and civic organizations, who say that lifting the ban would go against their values. Kojo explores the new questions a national policy shift would pose for local scouts, their sponsors and their parents.

Guests

Alvin Townley

Author of "Legacy of Honor:The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts" (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press); Eagle Scout

David Crary

National Writer, The Associated Press

Todd Leavitt

Eagle Scout; Urban Design Consultant; parent

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