SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – A Utah Boy Scout was recognized as ‘Senator for a Day’ for Wednesday after he worked to bring about change in his own way.
Logan Blythe made headlines in March when his Eagle Scout project was suspended by the Boy Scouts of America after it had previously been approved.
Logan has Down syndrome and his family said local scoutmasters approved alternatives to the Eagle Scout requirements, so he could work toward his Eagle Scout badge.
Not long after, he got a letter stating that he had to do the requirements as written. His family filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America.
A short time later, the Blythe family reached an agreement with BSA and dropped the lawsuit. They met with national leaders who offered resources to help Logan earn the Eagle Scout in a way that is possible for him. The organization said it would take steps to make sure this type of misunderstanding does not happen again.
Utah Senator Jim Dabakis decided to recognize Logan for his courage.
“Logan is our own little quiet Utah hero. He didn’t things just for Utah County and he didn’t changes things just for Utah, but for the whole United States of America, he pushed the Boy Scouts to do the right thing,” said Dabakis.