Hawkeye Area Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Travis Christopher

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Scout Executive/CEO, Hawkeye Area Council
Travis Christopher

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

    1. Petition by

      Michael Kacer

      Iowa City, IA

We, the Scouts and community members of Eastern Iowa urge the Hawkeye Area 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 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Andrea Claassen BRUCE, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm an ASM, my husband is Advancements Coordinator, and we have a Star Scout and a Second Class Scout. The anti-gay policy conflicts with the BSA's vision and mission statements and with the Scout Law and Oath. Do the right thing, BSA -- own up to your wrongdoing and overturn this deleterious policy. Membership should be based on character and nothing else.

    • vickie smith MUSCATINE, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      Freedom and Justice for ALL

    • Dana Dominguez CORALVILLE, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      In a state where it is LEGAL to marry the same sex, I don't understand why a boy who is gay can't be a boy scout. It needs to change!

    • Lynda Burr IOWA CITY, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      My son has been a cub scout. I can not let him continue in boy scouts if they continue to discriminate.

    • Caleb Brown ATHENS, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Troop 204 already allows gay folks, or at least they used to


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