Thursday, May 30, 2013

Orthodox Scouts committee to discuss gay scouts decision

(EOCS) - As everyone knows last week the Boy Scouts of America passed it’s new membership standards (see here). The EOCS is an agency of the former SCOBA and current Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North & Central America. As an agency of the Assembly we must take our direction from them.

We have requested guidance from the Assembly and are still waiting to hear from them.

We ask that everyone wait until the Assembly addresses the situation until you make a decision on your scouting units.

The BSA policy does not take effect until January 1 2014.

A EOCS National Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 12th at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria NY.

We will be discussing the membership standards and it’s ramifications then.

A official statement will be made after the meeting and posted to this site and our Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. I know of some Orthodox families who have already pulled their boys out of scouts.