Boy Scout with Down syndrome back on track for Eagle Scout

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Logan Blythe

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- The family of Logan Blythe, a boy with Down syndrome whose Eagle Scout project was suspended, has come to an agreement with the Boy Scouts of America.

Last month, Logan made headlines after his family claimed his Eagle Scout project was suspended after it had already been approved.

The Blythe family ultimately decided to file a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), but Wednesday, the family’s attorney, Ted McBride announced they wil be closing the lawsuit.

”We are pleased that the Boy Scouts of America responded to us regarding the opportunity for Logan to continue advancing/growing in Scouting. We met with the National Commissioner, who expressed his desire to see Logan succeed and who offered us resources that are available to help Logan earn the Eagle Scout award in a way that is possible for him. During our conversations, we were relieved to find out that Logan’s merit badges are still recognized and that the organization will take steps to make sure that this type of misunderstanding does not happen again. Since Logan now has a path to the Eagle Scout rank, there is no reason to pursue legal action.”

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