New York Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

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NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout to be a summer camp leader.

The hiring of 18 year old Pascal Tessier is a direct and public challenge to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay adults.

After a bitter debate in 2013 the Boy Scouts changed their membership rules, allowing gay scouts to join troops starting last year.

But openly gay adults are still banned from being leaders.

A spokesman for Boy Scouts national says the policy has not been changed and the organization is looking into the hiring of Tessier.

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  • smitty

    Boy Scout Oath or Promise

    On my honor, I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

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