Boy Scouts | Even with religious exemptions, uncertainty remains about Scouting’s future
by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/10/17, 05:54 pm
WASHINGTON—When the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced last month a policy to allow transgender children into its programs, it said church affiliated troops could claim a religious exemption from the change. But it might not be that simple in practice.
For more than 100 years, BSA enrolled boys into its programs based on the gender listed on their birth certificates. But now the Scouts will allow any child to become a member as long as he or she identifies as male, regardless of biology.