Gay scoutmaster speaks out

Gay scoutmaster speaks out

 originally published in the Seattle Times – The Boy Scouts of America are behind the times by barring someone from serving as scoutmaster for his sexual orientation, writes guest columnist Geoffrey McGrath. Two weeks ago, Boy Scout Troop 98 and I ventured out...
An Open Letter to Gil Hanke

An Open Letter to Gil Hanke

A few weeks ago, the top executives of the General Board of Church and Society (Jim Winkler) and the General Commission on United Methodist Men (Gil Hanke) made statements that welcomed the possibility of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) changing their stance of...
Scout Sunday 2013: A Call to Action

Scout Sunday 2013: A Call to Action

My family is a family formed by scouting. I can very vividly remember the time I was genuinely lost. It was at Mt. Rogers in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. I was a young scout who was taking my time looking at all the sights and sounds when I looked up and noticed my...