Family Sues Boy Scouts For Stripping Special Needs Son Of Merit Badges

Chelsea Wade
March 20, 2018 - 5:49 am
Boy Scouts

© Susanne Neal |


IRVING (1080 KRLD) - Logan Blythe's dad claims the organization stripped his son of all of his merit badges and blocked him from becoming an Eagle scout.

Logan, who has Down Syndrome, has been a scout for four years. Back in November, the local Utah chapter approved his application for the Scouts' highest honor, but then Logan's dad says the national organization reversed the decision and revoked all of his badges. 

The organization says Logan's disability prevented him from doing some of the tasks the Boy Scouts require to earn the rank. It says it worked with the family to offer “alternative merit badges” and a path to becoming an Eagle.

Logan's family isn't looking for a payout. The lawsuit was filed for no more than $1.

Instead of money, they say they want a policy change.