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Westchester-Putnam Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Marc Andreo, Executive

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Westchester-Putnam Council
Marc Andreo, Executive

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

    1. Michael Sasloff
    2. Petition by

      Michael Sasloff

      Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

We, the Scouts and community members of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, urge the Westchester Putnam 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

    • Christopher Greene NORTH PORT, FL
      • 9 months ago

      Former Boy Scout in Westchester county.

    • Brendan Kelly HARTSDALE, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I was a Boy Scout and am a gay man. All should be included in a character building program such as the Boy Scouts of America.

    • Dan Greenbaum GLOUCESTER, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow who earned those distinctions as a member of Troop 4 in Port Chester, NY in the 1960s. It was an extraordinary growing experience, made even moreso by the leadership of our talented and committed scoutmaster.

    • David Fincn MAMARONECK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The BSA anti-gay policy is why, as an Eagle and former pack, district, and council leader, I have stopped all my support of any kind. Scouting is a great program, tragically marred by this policy.

    • Mary Donch NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Brothers, do the right thing -- show you are Brothers to All!


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