Longs Peak Council: Support reversal of the BSA's policy prohibiting membership by homosexuals.
  • Petitioned John Coleman, Jr., Scout Executive

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Longs Peak Council
John Coleman, Jr., Scout Executive

Longs Peak Council: Support reversal of the BSA's policy prohibiting membership by homosexuals.

    1. Jim Haselmaier
    2. Petition by

      Jim Haselmaier

      Fort Collins, CO

We, the Scouts and community members of NE Colorado, SE Wyoming & SW Nebraska urge the Longs Peak Council to support the repeal of the Boy Scouts of America's policy prohibiting membership by homosexuals.

The Boy Scouts are becoming more isolated when compared with other service organizations. 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

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. KGNU Coverage Of BSA Membership & Longs Peak Council Petition

      Jim Haselmaier
      Petition Organizer

      KGNU radio did a segment on the BSA membership policy and interviewed a Scout Leader from Boulder and me. http://www.kgnu.org/morningmag/9/7/2012 The Scouting segment starts at 13:15.

    3. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Bern Haggerty LARAMIE, WY
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a Scout Parent and a lifelong Scouter.

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    • Kim Meucci CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Every boy has a right to be experience the Boy Scouts

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    • Amy Olson FORT COLLINS, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      My son is a scout, and I do not want him to grow up believing the discrimination in any form is ok, due to one or two mainstream beliefs found within the US. We may be Boy Scouts of America, but aren't we Boy Scouts first? Other sexes, ethnicities and religions have all been prohibited - this last bastion needs to be ended as well.

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    • LeAnna Fox FORT COLLINS, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe it is important to teach our children to be respectful to people with different beliefs and backgrounds.

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    • Eileen Kurtz FORT COLLINS, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      because it is the right thing to do. period.

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