Eagle Scouts turn in their badges in protest

Maggie Koerth-Baker at Boing Boing reports on Eagle Scouts, those who hold the highest honor available to a Boy Scout, returning their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts' repeated affirmation of their explicitly anti-gay policy. I was in the Boy Scouts when I was a teenager -- I quit when I was a second-class, for moral reasons (I didn't like the religious stuff or the gay thing, and I had philosophical quibbles with most of the specific moral affirmations) though if I'm being honest, I hate the outdoors too much to have ever made it to Eagle.

It's nice to see people who do believe in what the Scouts, at best, stand for doing something to try to push the organization in a less totally awful direction.