The recent issue with the Boy Scouts of America upholding the gay ban within their organization is a striking blow to the LGBTQ community with which the iconic club was urged to reconsider its decision. A request that fell on deaf ears even after so much support and positive change has occurred for gay Americans within our country.
The media stream has been buzzing about Eagle Scout medals being sent back to Boy Scouts of America by gay men showing their pride in protest. A symbol that no doubt carries more than just a show of achievement but fond memories of a childhood for each gay man that chose to give back their mementos. Well, the organization Spiral Scouts International has stepped forward to show the gay community that great acts of sacrifice is not totally thankless.
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Spiral Scout International is being seen as an organizational equivalent to the Boy Scouts of America but without the discrimination. The Spiral Scouts started in 1999 after the BSA would not allow liturgy of certain faiths into their religious emblems program. Afterwards, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church answered, what they felt as, a much needed calling to give children of all creeds and backgrounds the opportunity to gain rewards and life lessons to carry throughout their lives.