This is the best thing ever. Yay, Philly!
“A battle between Philadelphia and it its local Boy Scouts council is likely to end this month, when the scouts’ lease on their 80-year home at 22nd and Winter Streets runs out May 31.
The building, built and maintained by the scouts over the last 80 years, sits on city property and has previously cost them $1 per year to occupy.
However, if the Philadelphia Boy Scouts council, called Cradle of Liberty, hopes to retain the building, it must agree to pay market rate rent – about $200,000, according to city officials.
At issue is a Boy Scouts’ national policy toward homosexual men, who are barred from serving in leadership positions in the organization…“