Santa Clara County Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Jason Stein, Scout Executive

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Santa Clara County Council
Jason Stein, Scout Executive

Santa Clara County Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Susan Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Susan Jackson

      Milpitas, CA

We, as Scouts and community members, urge the Santa Clara County 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 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Geer SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      "Open or avowed..." Welcome to the McCarthy era.

    • Lyn Patrick CARLSBAD, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is Discrimination and should never be tolerated.

    • jennifer martinez SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      because my cousin committed suicide and he was bullied for being gay.

    • Regine Neptune SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Exclusivity robs our children of their ability to learn and to work in a rich culturally aware world.

    • Yin Y Leung SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I would like my son to continue being in the Cub Scouts but I find myself very uncomfortable being part of an organization that is so biased against gays. We are putting him into 4-H instead next year.


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