Boy Scouts of America: Reinstate Cub Scout leader who was removed for being gay
  • An: Bradley D. Farmer

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Assistant Chief Scout Executive, BSA
Bradley D. Farmer
Assistant Chief Scout Executive, BSA
Gary P. Butler
Managing Editor, Scouting Magazine
John R. Clark
Public Relations, BSA
Deron Smith
The Boy Scouts of America
Chief Scouting Executive
Wayne Brock

Boy Scouts of America: Reinstate Cub Scout leader who was removed for being gay

    1. Jennifer Tyrrell
    2. Petition von

      Jennifer Tyrrell

      Bridgeport, OH

My name is Jennifer Tyrrell. I am a devoted partner, mother, friend and community leader in Bridgeport, Ohio. I’m also a former Tiger Cub den leader with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). I was recently removed from this volunteer position, and my membership was revoked after nearly a year of service – just because I happen to be gay. 

Shortly after registering my son for Cub Scouts, I was asked to assume the role of den leader and was persuaded by a platform of tolerance, acceptance and support. Throughout the year, my cubs performed volunteer service at a local soup kitchen, collected canned goods for area churches to distribute in food baskets, participated in bell-ringing for the Salvation Army, and, at the time of my removal, were working on a conservation project for a state park. My Tiger Cubs earned multiple Scout badges for service and skills, while learning and exercising the 12 Core Values of Scouting: citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health & fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. 

The revocation of my membership came shortly after I was elected treasurer of my pack and uncovered some inconsistencies in the pack's finances. Within a week of reporting these findings to the council, I received notice that my membership had been revoked, based on my sexual orientation, citing that because I'm gay, I did "not meet the high standards of membership that the BSA seeks."

There was an outcry of support for me by the parents of my Tiger Scouts, many of whom waited for hours to voice their concerns to members of the council and the pack's charter organization, but were turned away without the opportunity to do so.

It is time for the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider its policy of exclusivity against gay youth and leaders. Please sign this petition to call for an end of discrimination in an organization that is shaping the future.

As more individuals become aware of the discrimination I’ve been dealing with, it is my hope that these incidents will happen less frequently -- if at all.

Please join me and take a stand.  If you would also like to support my work to end the Boy Scouts' policy barring gay scouts and gay scout leaders, you can do so here: 

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    2. Help me send a Mother's Day message to the Boy Scouts…

      Jennifer Tyrrell
      Organisator der Petition

      Mother's Day has always been a special day for me -- a time to celebrate my mother, grandmothers, but most importantly, my children. But this Mother's Day, I won't be celebrating as usual. I want to thank you for standing with me after the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) told me I was no longer welcome to serve as scout leader of my 7-year-old son's Boy Scouts troop because I'm gay.

      Over 275,000 people have joined me at http://change.org/scouts to tell the BSA that it's time to end their unfair ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. But this Mother's Day, I'm going to amp up the pressure. Will you help me reach 350,000 signatures before Mother's Day by sharing my story on Facebook and Twitter at http://glaad.org/mothersday ?

    3. 200.000 Unterschriften erreicht

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    @MicahJesse

    10. Mai 2012

    My message to @boyscouts on Mother's Day: I stand with Jennifer & ALL moms! #scoutsforall http://t.co/CjxA2MOb RT!

    Micah Jesse
    10Tsd. Anhänger

    @TamraBarney

    11. Mai 2012

    Dear @boyscouts, on Mother's Day I support Jennifer & ALL moms, gay & straight! #scoutsforall http://t.co/gKhcKScZ ... please retweet

    Tamra Barney
    500Tsd. Anhänger

    @MissKellyO

    10. Mai 2012

    Dear @boyscouts, on Mother's Day I support Jennifer & ALL moms, gay & straight! #scoutsforall http://t.co/IHJ9KhxP

    Kelly Osbourne
    3Mio. Anhänger

    @darrylstephens

    11. Mai 2012

    RT @glaad: RT & tell @boyscouts: on Mother's Day to support Jennifer & ALL moms, gay & straight #scoutsforall”

    Darryl Stephens
    20Tsd. Anhänger

    @JaneLeeves

    10. Mai 2012

    Dear @boyscouts, on Mothers Day I support Jennifer & her beautiful family. All moms gay or straight! #scoutsforall

    Jane Leeves
    20Tsd. Anhänger

    @frandrescher

    10. Mai 2012

    Read Jennifer's story & sign the petition. Support Jennifer & ALL moms, gay & straight! #scoutsforall @boyscouts http://t.co/tTiAYIF4

    Fran Drescher
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    @PerezHilton

    11. Mai 2012

    RT & tell @boyscouts: on Mother's Day I support Jennifer & ALL moms, gay & straight #scoutsforall http://t.co/FlnGmN2H

    Perez Hilton
    6Mio. Anhänger

    @_juliannemoore

    10. Mai 2012

    Dear @boyscouts, on Mother's Day I support Jennifer & ALL moms, gay & straight! #scoutsforall http://t.co/qMznKseD

    Julianne Moore
    300Tsd. Anhänger

    @ricky_martin

    11. Mai 2012

    Come on every1 RT and tell @boyscouts: on Mother's Day to support Jennifer and ALL moms, #scoutsforall http://t.co/yt1AbEWh

    Ricky Martin
    9Mio. Anhänger

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    • Little Wanker CLOVIS, NM
      • vor 2 Tage

      I do 2 beleive in homo sex

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    • Lauren Avancena SILVER SPRING, MD
      • vor 2 Tage

      She's a lesbian, not gay.

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    • Cory Hannan JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • vor 5 Tage

      Human Rights..

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    • Tara Lancaster MACKINAW, IL
      • vor 23 Tage

      I am conflicted about my sons being in scouts even though otherwise it is a good organization. Please stop this hate.

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    • Mary Khan LANCASTER, MA
      • vor etwa ein Monat

      Equal rights are equal rights. In 2014, I am ashamed of such ignorance.

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