Boy Scouts Blocked Boy With Down Syndrome From Becoming Eagle Scout

The father of a boy with Down syndrome filed a lawsuit last week accusing the Boy Scouts of America of allegedly blocking his son from becoming an Eagle Scout and revoking his 22 merit badges that he worked two years to earn.

Logan Blythe, 15, has been a boy scout through the National Parks Council in Utah, and has been able to advance up the ranks because the council has made accommodations when necessary, his father, Chad, said.

The teenager had planned to create kits for special-needs babies as his Eagle project when the family learned in November the national organization voided every merit badge he obtained. Chad Blythe told The Washington Post on Tuesday he learned of the news in an email.

“I have been asked to suspend Logan’s Eagle Project approval,” the email stated. “Please do not do any more work on his project.”