Mt. Diablo Silverado Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Chelsea McClain

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Senior Development Director, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
Chelsea McClain
Scout Executive, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
John Fenoglio

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. holli hoffman
    2. Petition by

      holli hoffman

      Redwood City, CA

As Scouts and community members, we urge the Mt. Diablo Silverado 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!

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    • Michael Hawkins CAMPBELL, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      As an Eagle Scout I believe it is important to stand up for causes I believe in.

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    • Frith O'Steen WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We have 4 sons, including one currently in cub scouts. It's been a wonderful experience for our family, but we are struggling the idea that the values our children learn in scouts - honesty, kindness, bravery, integrity - are completely undermined by the BSA policy regarding gay membership. Please urge the BSA to end the ban and allow both gay scouts AND gay adult leaders. It is the right thing to do. I would love for my younger sons to continue in their brother's footsteps, but am not certain I can continue in good conscience to support an organization that unfairly excludes so many friends and neighbors, simply based on who they love. It's wrong, and seems to go against all that scouts can and should stand for.

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    • Candice Calhoun SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We are all human beings wanting to be treated with respect. Let's practice what you preach BSA....

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    • Cynthia Dragon SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      As a mother of 3 sons who went through the program, I love the BSA program - I believe it is one of the best youth organizations in the world. Except... my good conscious struggles with this discriminatory practice of anti-gay that I do not see anywhere else in my community. It is my hope that you can award the Eagle to those who have been denied for being gay. I have a hard time defending BSA to non members and to my own scout families. Please change this antiquated policy today.

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      • over 1 year ago

      justice, fairness, decency, honesty

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