Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Westfield Police Explorer Post 711

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Westfield Police Explorer Post 711

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

    1. Matthew Charette
    2. Petition by

      Matthew Charette

      Belchertown, MA

We, the Scouts and community members of Westfield Police Explorer Post 711 urge you 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!

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Westfield Police Explorer Post 711
Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

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    • brooke peterson SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      i am a police explorer and i used to be in a venturing crew and this is not right

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    • Andrea Claassen BRUCE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      currently an Assistant Scoutmaster

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    • Susan Hoadley COHASSET, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Old Colony Council has eliminated discrimination and all scout groups in MA should be encouraged to do the same. Would Explorer Post 711 please consider looking at the advantages of inclusion in the life of a Scout? I am sure that many of the Old Colony scouts and leaders would be willing to talk to you about it. Boy Scouts should be for ALL BOYS! Thanks for your time!

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