I'm an Eagle Scout and I'm pround of it. What I'm not proud of is how I am being represented. When you earn that highest honor, you are supposed to represent scouting and all that it stands for. My question is why can't scouting do the same for us? Why is it that a few men in Texas get to decide what we stand for, drawing the ire of many and ultimatly hurting scouting.
Now I'm not homosexual, and I don't know any scouts who are (or maybe I do, but they are unable to share it) but I do know about fairness. I do know about equality. I do now about principle.
What will change this policy is the growth of resistance from the inside, not just scouts and leaders, but their families friends and anyone who has thought about scouting. We must work to change it, not for ourselves, but for others. One council, one signature at a time.
I thank you for your support and I hope that you will motvate others to do the same.