Boy Scouts Vote Allowing Gay Youth Causes Rift With Sponsors

Oct 11, 2013

20 sponsors are splitting with the Kentucky Boy Scouts in response to a policy change allowing gay youth to participate.

Chip Armishaw, who is chief executive officer of Boy Scouts of America's Blue Grass Council, told The State Journal that the council has found replacement sponsors for almost all of them.

The Blue Grass Council is comprised of 209 chartered organizations in 55 counties in eastern and central Kentucky.

The Boy Scout's National Council voted in May to allow openly gay youth to join but maintained its ban on gay leaders.

Armishaw said the council expected some of its chartered organizations to cut ties after the vote.

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