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National Capital Area Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Les Baron, Scout Executive

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National Capital Area Council
Les Baron, Scout Executive

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

    1. Carol Clayton
    2. Petition by

      Carol Clayton

      Takoma Park, MD

We, the Scouts and community members of National Capital Area Council urge the 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 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Fraley WALDORF, MD
      • 10 months ago

      Anyone should be able to join the scouts, and not be discriminated.

    • liz Toms FREDERICK, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      I teach my kids to except everyone, we have no right to judge anyone

    • Carlos Shong RANCHO PLOA VERDES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe sexual orientation is a born characteristic and should not be discriminated.

    • Eric Bails HERMOSA BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      As an Eagle Scout (Troop 276, Los Angeles Area Council), this policy of the National office of BSA disappoints me personally & shames the organization as a whole. Several of my best friends in the Scouts have come out of the closet as adults, & it's sad that BSA wouldn't welcome them back as leaders.

    • Lisa Orange BETHESDA, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I agree that the Boy Scouts should truly live by its principles.


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