The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the largest private youth organizations in the United States, has policies which prohibit those who are not willing to subscribe to the BSA's Declaration of Religious Principle, which is usually interpreted as banning atheists, and, until January , prohibited all "known or avowed homosexuals", from membership in its Scouting program.
Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale, U.S. (), was a case of the Supreme Court of the United States, decided on June 28, , that held that the constitutional right to freedom of association allowed the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to exclude a homosexual person from membership in spite of a state law requiring equal treatment of homosexuals in public accommodations.
Distinguished Eagle Scout award Honoring Eagle Scouts at the national level Eagle Scouts do amazing things The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) was established in to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or demonstrated eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. .
1 How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender? by Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar Executive Summary Increasing numbers of population-based surveys in the United States and across the world.