A Utah family is suing the Boy Scouts of America, alleging that their 15-year-old son was kicked out of its Eagle Scout program because he has Down syndrome and autism. According to his parents, Blythe has been a Boy Scout for four years, earning numerous awards and badges. He began the process to become an Eagle Scout in November 2017, his parents said, and was “excited” to reach the next level of his training. But they accuse the National BSA of refusing to accommodate him. Blythe wouldn’t have been the first Eagle Scout with Down syndrome. Elliott Hodgson achieved the Boy Scouts’ highest rank in 2015 after completing a modified program, as have others with special needs. The Utah National Parks Council, which was also named in the lawsuit, has issued a statement saying that it remained “committed” to helping Logan Blythe achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. However, ultimately the Boy Scouts of America have the final decision, so their "hands are tied."