SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Boy Scout troop leaders in Cottonwood Heights have been reprimanded after allowing a group of scouts to greet GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a fundraising stop in Salt Lake City this week.
Kay Godfrey of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America tells KSL scouts are not supposed to participate in political activities, but noted many troop leaders aren't aware of the policy.
The Boy Scouts greeted Romney on Tuesday at the Salt Lake City airport.
Troop leaders told KSL the Romney campaign contacted them and asked for Boy Scouts to be present.
Some have called the reprimand an overreaction.
Utah Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis calls it "political correctness at its pettiest." He says Boy Scouts should be allowed to meet with presidential candidates — Democrat or Republican.