BSA Executive Board: Eliminate the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Alf Tuggle

This petition was delivered to:

Assistant Chief Scout Executive / CFO
Alf Tuggle
National Commissioner, BSA National Executive Board
Tico Perez
Chief Scout Executive, BSA National Executive Board
Wayne Brock
National President, BSA National Executive Board
Wayne Perry
Assistant Chief Scout Executive for Development
Bradley D. Farmer
Assistant Chief Scout Executive for Council Operations
Gary P. Butler

BSA Executive Board: Eliminate the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Petition by

      Equal Scouting Task Force

We, the Scouts and community members of The USA urge The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board to eliminate the BSA'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!

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    2. Reached 1,200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Crouch TEWKSBURY, MA
      • 6 months ago

      I'm an Eagle scout, I was taught to accept everyone for who they are by The Scouting Program. I am ashamed that the BSA Executive board won't follow the values they teach. I will not help with the scouting in my area until everyone is allowed!

    • Nicholas Bielski SALEM, WI
      • 8 months ago

      Because their is no difference between a Gay Scout Leader and me a current Assistant Scoutmaster.

    • Jay Mechling ALAMEDA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I am an Eagle Scout (1959) who loves Scouting but wants the organization to live up to its highest ideals.

    • Steve Tennant ORINDA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      Troop Committee Chair interested in teaching leadership that's aligned with our laws, and increasing membership.

    • Bern Haggerty LARAMIE, WY
      • 8 months ago

      The Scouts should reverse their radical 1991 policy excluding gay people. This policy constitutes religious discrimination as well as anti-gay bigotry.


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