Camp Fire members participate in a tug of war in Alaska. While the Boy Scouts have drawn some criticism for excluding gays and atheists, Camp Fire stresses its inclusiveness and says it welcomes youth and families regardless of race, creed, gender, social status, disability or sexual orientation.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, February 18th, 2013
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NEW YORK — With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum see an opportunity.