Alameda Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Charles Howard-Gibbon, Scout Executive

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Alameda Council
Charles Howard-Gibbon, Scout Executive

Alameda Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Maya  Goehring-Harris
    2. Petition by

      Maya Goehring-Harris

      Alameda, CA

We, the Scouts and community members of Alameda, CA urge the Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

Among service organizations, the Boy Scouts are increasingly isolating themselves with their discriminatory policy. Organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as the 4H Club all welcome gay kids as well as adult leaders.

We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support this policy. That's why we urge you to speak out against the ban on gay Scouts and leaders and adopt an inclusive policy like other troops, packs, councils, and lodges across the country have done -- so the Boy Scouts can maintain its relevancy, improve recruitment, and truly live by the principles it teaches its members.

NOTE: We encourage everyone to join this campaign, but if you're a current or former Scout or leader, please say so in the "Why People Are Signing" section. Thanks!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Debra Cappas TACOMA, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Beacuse everyone deserves to join.

    • Mary Fowler OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I want to avoid discrimination and prejudice.

    • Joanne Robinson ALAMEDA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a Venture leader. Be inclusive.

    • Mark Greenside ALAMEDA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The Scouts provide useful and helpful training and skills that ought to be available for everyone. They may be a private association, but they act like a public one--including getting public tax deductions.

    • Lowell Schneider ALAMEDA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an Eagle Scout. The merit badges and the skills that I learned at that time were all about becoming an educated and capable person and a citizen of my community. Nothing in there about discrimination.


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