The City of Navasota is now the home of one less Boy Scout troop. The former troop 249 was sponsored by Navasota’s Trinity Lutheran Church for half a decade. But there’s one new Scouting rule that both Scout and Church leaders agree was primarily responsible for the change.
Trinity Pastor Mathias Dinger explains the Boy Scouts of America inducted a new rule that allowed homosexual leaders into the troops and hold leadership positions within the organization, and his church just could not align itself with the Scouts any longer.
Dinger tells Navasota News when the Church broke this news to the Troop’s parents their reaction was mixed, but most agreed. The troop’s Scout Master Elizabeth Stackhouse, while being among that majority, still speaks highly of what the scouts does for youth despite that.
And adding from recent stats, she tells Navasota News, the county could use more troops now more than ever.
Stackhouse says many, if not all the scouts in her old troop have already moved on to others, and while she’s saddened by that turn of events, she remains steadfast with her church.
But if you’d like to pick up where Troop 249 left off, go to www.scouting.org for more information.