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Christian Altenative to Boy Scouts Set to Launch

An organization billing itself as a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America says it has close to 500 troops preparing for its Jan. 1 launch.

The new scouting group, Trail Life USA, was created by OnMyHonor.net, which opposed the BSA’s policy change last May that permitted gay Boy Scouts — but not gay adult leaders — effective on Jan. 1.

Mark Hancock, Trail Life USA’s chief operating officer, said close to 500 troops have signed up since early September, a handbook has been created and leadership guides have been published for three levels of boys in kindergarten through the 12th grade.

“We have a very excited group of churches and Christian organizations that are joining us,” said Hancock in an interview Thursday (Dec. 30). “They’re ready to go.”

Source: Religion News Service. Read full article. (link)

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  • Vincent Milburn||

    As a Christian who is not in line with the gay agenda, I still think the Scouts threaded the needle very well. No openly gay leaders or role models in the scouts, but if you are a young boy who struggles with same-sex attraction, you will not be shunned. Shunning gay folks will never change them.