San Francisco Bay Area Council: Reject the anti-gay policy of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Petitioned Ken Melhorn

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Ken Melhorn

San Francisco Bay Area Council: Reject the anti-gay policy of the Boy Scouts of America

    1. Molly McKinney
    2. Petition by

      Molly McKinney

      San Leandro, CA

As Scouts and community members, we urge the San Francisco Bay 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.

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    • Rahn Becker ARNOLD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an Eagle Scout, and the BSA's current policy contradicts the principles of the Scout Oath and Creed

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    • Andrea Scheiber CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Ridiculous policy

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    • Melissa Hatheway PETALUMA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because we all need support in this life. We are all entitled to be able to join groups!

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    • Tim Rodden NEWARK, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      American Scouting is for all Americans.

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    • L M OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am the mother of 2 sons, but with these policies I will not allow them to participate in the Boy Scouts. My own brother is an Eagle Scout, and we were an active Scouting family growing up. I have seen the positive benefits of Scouting, but I will not let my children be part of an organization that is so against the values I am working to teach to my own children. I urge you to work to change BSA's policies, as well as its exclusionary values and culture.

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