Boy Scouts Embrace Pro-LGBT ‘No Name-Calling Week’

The Boy Scouts of America are supporting “No Name-Calling Week,” an annual anti-bullying event established by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the Huffington Post reports. “No Name-Calling Week begins today, so it’s an excellent time to remind Scouts and Scouters that these ‘harmless’ insults can do real damage to a boy or girl,” the group wrote on its blog and encouraged members to nominate a “name-calling” watchdog and create anti-bullying education materials. The step shows big progress for the organization, which has come under criticism from equal rights organizations for excluding agnostics and “avowed” homosexual people from leadership roles.