Dan Beard Council: Reject the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Tom Dugger, Scout Executive

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Tom Dugger, Scout Executive

Dan Beard Council: Reject the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy

    1. Petition by

      Jason Kline

      Oxford, OH

We, the Scouts and community members of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky urge the Dan Beard Council 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

    • Jack Wile FELICITY, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      We live by the scout outh,and scout,law

    • Amy Schwab CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Discrimination is discrimination no matter what form it takes. You say you are an equal opportunity organization which you aren't if you don't accept "Gays".

    • William Hilton PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I earned my Eagle Scout rank in 2005 from Troop 941 in Dan Beard Council. I have many fond memories of scouting, and it helped form my character, but I do not approve of the ban on gay scout leaders. I hope that Dan Beard supports removing this ban in May.

    • Linda Young BLUE ASH, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      I have two sons who are Scouts. It is embarrassing to all of us in Scouting and shows the Scouts to be bigoted and uninformed. I want the Scouts to show that they live by their values of respect and honor. The military allows gays to serve, our country is blessed with the talents of many gay and lesbian citizens of all walks of life. Just not Scouts? The Scout website says Scouting is Diverse--it can do better!

    • Lisa Hall FLORENCE, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      I am currently a den leader. My son is a Webelos 1. I have taught my kids (I also have a teenage daughter) that it doesn't matter what people look like, or their sexual orientation, they are still human with feelings just like everyone else. My children ask questions about race and sexual orientation and I answer them honestly. It doesn't matter as long as they treat you with respect, they deserve the same. We all bleed red. We all answer to God. Do unto others as you would have done unto you.


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