After much controversy, the Boy Scouts of America executive committee just voted unanimously to allow gay adult leaders. The move brings to an end decades of discrimination by one of the country’s most popular youth organizations.
On January 1 of this year, the Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to openly gay scouts. But, it still bars gay adult leaders. We talked about this issue with the organization's National Commissioner and asked him if Scouting considers gays pedophiles.
The Boy Scouts, already no strangers to interesting, (if not controversial) modern-day badges like "video games," have added what is an arguably more apt and useful skill to their badge-based repertoire: Robotics.
You know what's cool? Launching 965 model rockets at once. You know what's cooler? Launching 3,130 model rockets at once. Boy Scout Jacob Smith honored the 100th anniversary of the organization by blowing away the previous world record.