Boy Scout Denied an Eagle Award
The mother of a gay California Boy Scout denied an Eagle award because of his sexual orientation is fighting to overturn the decision before he turns 18. She wants this solved before he turns 18 because that is the cut-off date for the organization's highest honor. Ryan Andresen's mother, Karen, said the scoutmaster of his Troop 212 in Moraga had refused to grant Eagle status to Ryan. He had been an a scout since age 6 and had met all requirements.