Greenwich Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Kevin O'Shea, Scout Executive

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Kevin O'Shea, Scout Executive

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

    1. Petition by

      Greg Edelston

      Cos Cob, CT

We, the Scouts and community members of Greenwich, Connecticut urge the Greenwich 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

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Upping to 1000!

      Greg Edelston
      Petition Organizer

      Wow - we're nearly at 500 signatures, over the course of two days! I can't thank you enough for sticking up for what is right. I'm going to raise the limit of the petition to 1000, because who says we can't get that much? I'd like to also remind you again to share your story, spread this petition, and even read through everyone else's stories - there are some pretty good ones in there.

      Yours in Service and Brotherhood,

      Greg Edelston, Troop 11

    3. Huge explosion!

      Greg Edelston
      Petition Organizer

      Wow. In one day, we went from 100 signatures to 350. That's incredible. Remember, though, we need word to spread as far as we can - the more people who even find out about this petition, the more likely we are to hit our goal. If you feel passionate about the subject, please share the link to help inspire change!

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. 100 signatures - upping the ante to 500!

      Greg Edelston
      Petition Organizer

      As of today we've reached 100 signatures. I'm pleasantly shocked to see how much this has grown already, but I would love to see it grow even more - let's shoot for 500 next! Remember to share this petition so that we can get as much support as we can, and help to overturn the BSA's policy!

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Hunnicutt GREENWICH, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      As an Eagle Scout of the Greenwich Council, unequal treatment of any human being supported by an organization is appalling.

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    • cathy leary MANCHESTER, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      All gay rights are important to me...

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    • Kathy Dolan ATLANTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have two nephews who have been active in Greenwich Boy scouts. Equality is important to them, and it is important to me.

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    • Samuel Edelston COS COB, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      It is morally inconsistent to teach people to be Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent -- while also teaching them to be Prejudiced, Discriminatory, and Divisive.

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    • Bobbie Cohen SAG HARBOR, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I deplore bigotry and intolerance.

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