Months of debate led to a vote by the BSA's National Council in May to allow gay boys to participate in Scouting while keeping a ban on gay adults. The policy change is effective next January. Smith didn't comment on the band being a replacement act, saying, "We are excited to have 3 Doors Down perform for these young men and women, volunteers and visitors experiencing this amazing Jamboree in West Virginia. The Jamboree gig was not listed on its website Friday.
3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down gets Scout gig after gay-rights flap - Winnipeg Free Press
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down will headline the Boy Scouts National Jamboree's featured concert this weekend as a replacement for acts that had previously pulled out during a divisive debate over the Boy Scouts of America's exclusion of gays. Months of debate led to a vote by the BSA's National Council in May to allow gay boys to participate in Scouting while keeping a ban on gay adults.
3 Doors Down gets Scout gig after gay-rights flap
After being turned down by Carly Rae Jepsen and Train, the Boy Scouts of America announced yesterday that they had found a musical act desperate enough to play the annual National Scout Jamboree, happening tonight at a private location in West Virginia. Previous acts turned down the event after receiving over 60, signatures from a Change. The Boy Scouts took an important first step by allowing gay youth to participate, but if the organization expects support from celebrities, corporations and the majority of Americans who believe in fairness for all, Scouting must be open to gay parents and committed leaders over the age of Joining a growing list of celebrities, corporate partners including Merck, UPS, Intel, Caterpillar, and Chipotle, among others, have recently severed ties with the organization.
Finding your information. Hey there, time traveller! Months of debate led to a vote by the BSA's National Council in May to allow gay boys to participate in scouting while keeping a ban on gay adults.