Logan Blythe, a 15-year-old boy with Down syndrome, has wanted to become an Eagle Scout for years. He’s been working hard to earn the required merit badges and was planning his final project, when his family received an email from the Boy Scout district advancement committee saying that Logan had not followed the exact requirements to earn his badges.
Leaders of the local Boy Scout chapter had made special accommodations for Logan’s disability so that he could earn his badges at the best of his ability. He was only one step away from achieving his goal and becoming an Eagle Scout when officials with the National Boy Scout Organization contacted the Blythe family to say that Logan’s Eagle project had been suspended and his badges voided.
“Logan’s project was suspended and every badge that he had earned since graduating from the Cub Scouts to the Boy Scouts was voided,” Chad Blythe, Logan’s father told The Salt Lake Tribune. Chad filed a suit against the Boy Scouts of America and the Utah National Parks Council on March 13 asking for $1 and for his son to be reinstated in the Boy Scouts. (Read more from “SHAMEFUL: Dad Sues Boy Scouts After Son With Down Syndrome Is Rejected, Stripped of Badges” HERE)