Susquehanna Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Jon Brennan

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Scout Executive, Susquehanna Council
Jon Brennan
District Executive, Susquehanna Council
Chris Berleth
District Executive, Susquehanna Council
Dave Miller
Program Secretary, Susquehanna Council
Cecelia Joyce
Director of Development, Susquehanna Council
Deb Dominick

Susquehanna Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. John Fetterman
    2. Petition by

      John Fetterman

      Pittsburgh, PA

We, the Scouts and community members of Pennsylvania urge the Susquehanna 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 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lisa Boden LEWISBURG, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have 2 young boys, 6 and 8 years old. My older son is a Cub Scout and really enjoys it. I want him to learn tolerance and respect for others.

    • Anita Vigeant STRATFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      We are ALL made in the image and likeness of God--

    • Steven Stumbris LEWISBURG, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Tolerance and inclusiveness are values we should be teaching our boys and young men in scouting. All are encouraged to contact BSA directly at and

    • Dave Hausler EAST HAVEN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      It is time for Scouting to recognize that sexual orientation is not a barometer for morality. Let the individual be judged based on the caliber of his contribution to the community and not by who he chooses to love.

    • J Graham LEWISBURG, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a former Cub Scout but more importantly I know that history has rarely been on the side of exclusion or discrimination in any form. It is time for the Scouts to put this issue behind them and move forward.


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