News Boy Scouts to hire gay man for camps for summer 2015, according to report Pascal Tessier, and openly gay man, was hired by the Greater New York Councils of Boy Scouts last year. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Cindy Ord By CAROLINE LINTON Updated April 2, 2015 1:36 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An out gay man has been hired to work in a Boy Scout camp this summer for the first time, according to a BuzzFeed article published on Thursday. The Greater New York Councils of Boy Scouts confirmed they had hired Pascal Tessier, although the Boy Scouts of America has maintained its ban on hiring gay adults. In 2013, the national Boy Scouts of America changed its membership policies to allow gay youth members. Tessier was one of the first to make Eagle Scout under the new policy. According to Buzzfeed, Tessier has hired lawyer David Boies (who is one of the lawyers who challenged gay marriage bans in California and Virginia) to represent him. Richard Mason, a board member of the Greater New York Councils told BuzzFeed "we don't discriminate on the baiss of sexual orientation. So we've accepted his application on the merits." By CAROLINE LINTON Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.