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  •  At the same time scouts couldn't hold meetings (4+ / 0-)
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    hnichols, RichM, The Marti, wasatch

    in public schools.

    I attempted to be a scout leader a couple years ago and the scouts are a hollow shell of the former organization.

    •  My troop met in a public school (3+ / 0-)
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      207wickedgood, Oh Mary Oh, akze29

      Wonder when the rules changed or if the change was due to a locality prohibiting it because of the BSA's discriminatory practices.

      I was a scout from 1963 to 1966 or so. My troop met in the elementary school I had graduated from; from what I recall other local troops also met in public schools. Of course this was New York City in the mid-1060's. My troop was about 75% Jewish (about like my neighborhood). Nobody gave a rat's ass whether you believed in God or not and while the concept of out gay teens would have struck us as incomprehensible I have no doubt that some of my fellow members--besides me of course--grew up to be gay and I don't doubt that some of them at least had an inkling (I did not). I don't remember ANYONE denied membership.

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