The new president of the Boy Scouts of America, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, makes his case for the importance of Scouting in the 21st century in Esquire. As an Eagle Scout, his words ring truer than ever.
Disney has said it will stop Boy Scout funding next year because the organization does not allow gay troop leaders. The Boy Scouts recently ended their ban on allowing gay youth to participate in activities.
Eagle Scout Zach Wahls delivered 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America Wednesday calling on the group to reinstate a former Boy Scout den mother who was ousted from her position –– because she was gay.
A year ago, Scott Mason, then 17, spent three nights with an injured ankle stranded on Mt. Washingon before rescuers spotted him. Officials praised the Eagle Scout for his resourcefulness in finding shelter and starting a fire using hand-sanitizer.
Walter Hart, 88, has been trying for years to become an Eagle Scout, he almost got it nearly 60 years ago but had to join the Navy for World War II. He never gave up on his dreams, and recently applied to to be an Eagle Scout. He got in.