A Chapel Hill Boy Scouts troop has found a new sponsor after losing its home over the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay Scout leaders and members.
Troop 505 will move into the American Legion Post 6 on Legion Road next month, post commander Lee Heavlin said.
The troop had been asked the leave the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA center in Meadowmont after the YMCA board voted to extend its nondiscrimination policy to groups that use its space. The YMCA policy protects gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and members.
The Boy Scouts had another year to find a new location, but the Legion Post’s offer was too good to pass up, said Scoutmaster Robert West.
“I can’t imagine a better experience than to have our boys surrounded by true American heroes as part of their mentoring experience,” West said. “It will be magical.”
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