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Greater St. Louis Area Council: Reject the BSA anti-gay policy towards adults
  • Petitioned Ron Green

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Scout Executive, CEO
Ron Green
Deputy Scout Executive/COO
Andrew Zahn
Council President
Richard H. McClure

Greater St. Louis Area Council: Reject the BSA anti-gay policy towards adults

    1. Petition by

      Alex Molner

      Chesterfield, MO

We, the Scouts and community members of St. Louis, MO urge the Greater St. Louis Area Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy towards adults.

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 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 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. Decison On May 23rd

      Alex Molner
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentleman, in a few days, the National Council will decide to either keep their ban in place or to get rid of it. I encourage you to share this petition with other friends and family members and would also encourage you to either join Scout for Equality (https://www.scoutsforequality.com/) or The Inclusive Scouting Network (http://www.inclusivescouting.net/).

      Scouts for Equality

      Scouts for Equality is a Boy Scouts of America alumni association dedicated to ending the BSA's ban on gay members and leaders. As Scouts, we believe discrimination goes against the values our movement teaches us and has no place in Scouting's future.

    2. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Emily Kearns ST LOUIS, MO
      • 8 months ago

      a person's ability to work with certain people ability should not be wavered because of their sexuality

    • Rose Taschner MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO
      • 8 months ago

      Celebrating diversity and equality creates better adults and a better society. BSA should embrace everyone.

    • Joel Sussenberger LONDONDERRY, NH
      • about 1 year ago

      cause boy scouts is about being kind and really being apart of the community why cant openly gay people be part of that

      • about 1 year ago

      I am a Cub Scout leader and an ally to the LGBT community. I believe there is room for all people in Scouting.

    • Patrick Deeter BELTON, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      The BoyScouts have always been a part of my life from 5 years old as a tiger cub all the way through 21 when I was an Eagle Scout and working with the Order of the Arrow. One of my Eagle Scout Mentors and I had this discussion a few years back and he said to me word for word "There is a place for EVERYONE in Scouting". I believe he was correct and I think now that its 2013 the Boy Scouts of America is ready to handle this next hurdle.


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