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Displaced Boy Scouts Find New Home

A group of Boy Scouts now have a new meeting place after being displaced from a church they called home for more than 80 years.

Boy Scout Troop 110 was expelled from Johnson City Primitive Methodist Church after the national organization decided to allow openly gay scouts in May.

After an overwhelming response from organizations inviting the troop to use their buildings, Boy Scout leaders decided on All Saints Episcopal church on Main Street in Johnson City.

"Reverend Day just had an air there that they wanted us so badly we just felt so welcomed. It was really not much of a question that this was going to be a tremendous partnership," said Charles Snedaker, Leader of TROOP 110.

"We take welcoming and hospitality very seriously and we also believe that everyone is God's children and so that's one of the reasons we responded so fast," said Rev. Christine Day.

The troop plans on working with All Saints outreach programs. It began it's weekly meetings at the church after Labor Day.

It currently has 26 members and expects more with recruitment coming up.

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