scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: United Way Cutoff in Boston
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM
Wed Aug 02 2000 - 16:19:39 CDT
I thought this article from today's Boston Globe might be interesting to the
list. Mass Bay United Way funds 5 councils in the Boston Area -- Boston
Minuteman, Cambridge, Knox Trail, Old Colony and Yankee Clipper.
UNITED WAY CUTS FUNDING TO BOY SCOUTS
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay has eliminated its support of the Boy
Scouts, following a Supreme Court decision allowing Scouts to bar homosexuals
from leading troops.
Instead, under an agreement signed yesterday, the United Way will provide
money to Learning for Life, an educational organization run by the Boy Scouts
that will be turned into a separate entity.
"The Boy Scouts themselves will need to fund-raise elsewhere" said Pat
Brandes, United Way chief operating officer. "But this will help to make
sure that services are still going to youth, while honoring our policy of
Last year, the United Way gave five local Boy Scout councils about $288,000,
or nearly 5 percent of the councils' annual operating budget.
Under the new arrangement, the United Way will give Learning for Life up to
$240,000 over the next year.