boy scouts

LCMS relationship with BSA ‘no longer tenable’

The decision is the result of the Boy Scouts of America’s action, made earlier this year, to allow openly gay Scout leaders.

Boy Scouts of America Update

MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.

LCMS Statement on Boy Scouts of America Policy Change

LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.

Congregations advised to make own decisions on Boy Scouts involvement

An Oct. 7 letter from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to church workers advises congregations to make their own decisions on whether or not they will sponsor troops with the Boy Scouts of America.

LCMS asks for patience, time following Boy Scouts vote

A May 24 statement from the Rev. Bart Day says Synod leaders “will need some time to evaluate the decision and determine what it will mean for BSA troops in our LCMS congregations.”

LCMS joins call for Boy Scouts to reject policy change

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison expresses concerns about a possible policy change to end the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.