Must watch: Ellen Surprises Gay Ex-Boy Scout refused Eagle scout award With $20,000 Check For College….
Ryan Andresen who was denied his Eagle scout award because he is gay appeared on Ellen who surprised him with a 20 grand check from Shutterfly for college.
Ryan joined the Boy Scouts when he was just 6 years old, Andresen says, “and since then, he’s dreamed of earning his Eagle Award — the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. Ryan just completed the final requirements to earn his Eagle Award. But because he recently came out to his friends and family as gay, leaders from our local Boy Scout troop say they won’t approve his Eagle Award.”
This mom-turned-activist has launched a Change.org petition to get her son his Eagle Award; she says that when leadership in Troop 212 in the San Francisco Bay area found out that Ryan was gay, the scoutmaster said he refused to sign the official paperwork designating Ryan as an Eagle Scout, even though Ryan had completed all of the requirements.
Love it Ellen!
via WATCH: Ellen Surprises Gay Ex-Boy Scout With $20,000 Check For College / Queerty.