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Autistic Scout Stripped of Merit Badges

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Boy Scoutsby Amanda Prestigiacomo, DailyWire

A teenaged boy in Utah with Down syndrome and autism was stripped of his merit badges by the Boy Scouts of America. Fifteen year-old Logan Blythe was discriminated against because of his disabilities, says the boy’s family.

Logan’s local scout troop made accommodations for the boy to participate in troop activities and earn badges, reports The Autism Site. Logan served as a scout for three years and was working on a service project to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor. Logan chose a project close to his heart: creating baby kits to pass to nearby hospitals for families with babies born with special needs.

But Chad Blythe, the boy’s father, was recently informed that his son’s service project was suspended since Logan supposedly had not fulfilled his badge requirements due to his accommodations.

Mr. Blythe received a text message notifying him that Logan’s project had been suspended the day after it was approved, reports The Autism Site. “The council claimed their ‘hands were tied’ after the national office investigated the situation and decided Logan hadn’t actually met the requirements for many of his badges.”

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