boy scouts

LCMS relationship with BSA ‘no longer tenable’

The decision is the result of the Boy Scouts of America’s action, made earlier this year, to allow openly gay Scout leaders.

Boy Scouts of America Update

MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.

Mormon church sticking with Boy Scouts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it will stick with the Scouts after threatening in July to bolt from the youth group.

Poll: Most Utah Mormons want their church out of Boy Scouts

Sixty-three percent of respondents say Mormon leaders “definitely” or “probably” should bolt from the BSA and launch their own group for young men.

Gay Scout leader rejected by Catholic parish


A Louisville, Ky., parish rejects the application of former Boy Scout leader Greg Bourke, who helped win the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

LCMS Statement on Boy Scouts of America Policy Change

LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.

Congregations advised to make own decisions on Boy Scouts involvement

An Oct. 7 letter from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to church workers advises congregations to make their own decisions on whether or not they will sponsor troops with the Boy Scouts of America.

Opponents to Boy Scouts policy to launch alternative

A fledgling organization that opposed the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announces July 9 it will launch an alternative group with a Christian worldview.

Churches move to cut ties to Scouts after gay policy change

“The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. The Boy Scouts do not.” That’s why a Baptist church in Georgia is shutting down its troop at year’s end.

Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after shift on gays

The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA’s new policy welcoming gay Scouts “is not in conflict with Catholic teaching.”

One Scouts ban remains intact: atheists

The decision by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept openly gay Scouts has raised the question: Are atheists and other nonbelievers — the only remaining group BSA still bans — next?

LCMS asks for patience, time following Boy Scouts vote

A May 24 statement from the Rev. Bart Day says Synod leaders “will need some time to evaluate the decision and determine what it will mean for BSA troops in our LCMS congregations.”

LCMS joins call for Boy Scouts to reject policy change

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison expresses concerns about a possible policy change to end the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.