The Boy Scouts of America has been credited with building boys up, but do they also tear young men down with their discriminatory policies? First there was the issue with gay youth and now it's overweight children and volunteers. New weight restrictions may keep some scouts and their parents from participating in activities. One report said:
A new mandatory weight requirement by the national Boy Scouts of America that will take effect next January has some longtime volunteers concerned they will be left out of trips they've enjoyed with their sons for years.
This means one father who currently weights in at 370 pounds and has long been involved in the organization would have to drop to a minimum of 239 pounds to be allowed to "participate in any high-adventure activity and events in which emergency evacuation would take longer than 30 minutes by ground transportation."