Boy Scouts loses 30 Houston-area organizations after policy change allowing openly gay scouts

January 7, 2014 6:20:27 PM PST
Dozens of organizations are dropping their participation with the Boy Scouts after the organization began allowing openly gay scouts.

The scouts say they've lost 30 chartering organizations out of 1,700 in the Houston area.

The scouts are estimating about a three percent drop in membership due to the new policy. The biggest drop? Harris County reported 11 organizations ending their partnership, and Mongtomgery County reported 10 organizations.

"It is unfortunate that we have lost a small portion of chartering partners who provided Scouting units. We are working with other nearby organizations who can add these Scouts who want to continue in the program. We are also looking for new partners for the Scouting program which fosters character, leadership, citizenship and a duty to God," said Thomas Franklin, Director of Field Service.

The scouts say they're are working with nearby organizations who can add the scouts who want to contniue the program.

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