Boy Scouts lose support of Caterpillar - – Rockford’s News Leader

Boy Scouts lose support of Caterpillar


Caterpillar Inc. will no longer give to the Boy Scouts of America due to the organization's ban on homosexuals serving as adult leaders.

The Caterpillar Foundation announced the decision Thursday, saying the ban did not follow the company's own anti-discrimination policies. However, a spokeswoman said the decision did not necessarily relate to the Boy Scouts' recent change in policy to allow homosexual scouts, but still bar openly homosexual adults from participating.

Deron Smith, the public relations director for Boy Scouts of America, said he was disappointed in Caterpillar's decision, but also thanked the company for its past support.

United Parcel Service and Intel Corporation also stopped support the organization, but before its recent change in policy.

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