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Boy Scouts of America - Laurel Highlands, Moraine Trails, Westmoreland-Fayette Councils: Stop discriminating against gay youth and scout leaders!

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders. If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been highly controversial -- one that even went to the US Supreme Court. The new policy, now under discussion, would eliminate the ban from the national organization’s rules, leaving the local organizations including the Laurel Highlands Council, Moraine Trails Council and Westmoreland-Fayette Council, free to decide for themselves whether they are going to continue such a discriminatory and hateful practice of denying our gay youth the chance to join their organization. By signing this petition, we are asking the Laurel Highlands, Moraine Trails and Westmoreland-Fayette Councils to stop discriminating against gay youth and adopt a policy that is welcome to anyone who wishes to become a scout or a scout leader.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Field Director - Area 6
    Michael Morrell
  • Unit Service Executive - Area 2
    Aaron Johnson
  • Program Executive - Area 2
    Brandi Butler
  • Membership Executive - Area 2
    Brook Parker
  • Field Director - Area 2
    Tracey Burkey
  • Unit Service Executive - Area 1
    Alahna Bell
  • Program Executive - Area 1
    Dan Lindh
  • Membership Executive - Area 1
    Zach Castelnock
  • Field Director - Area 1
    Jacob Kraus
  • Field Director - Area 3
    James Douglas
  • Membership Director - Area 3
    Marilyn Brown
  • Customer Service Manager
    Mollieann Gray
  • Scout Executive
    Michael Surbaugh
  • Area 4 - Unit Service Executive
    Ryan Geraghty
  • Area 4 - Program Executive
    Heath Manbeck
  • Area 4 - Membership Director
    Mark Tallarico
  • Area 4 - Field Director
    Joe Milharcic
  • Unit Service Executive - Area 3
    Clay Shumway
  • Program Executive - Area 3
    Jeanne Smith
  • Exploring Executive
    Jim Wandling
  • Field Staff Secretary
    Jason Flowers
  • Assistant Council Controller
    Joanne Fink
  • Council Controller
    Margaret Schweinsberg
  • Administrative Assistant
    Carol Serechin
  • Administrative Assistant - Area 6
    Sharon Jackson
  • Customer Service Representative - Area 6
    Judy Hewitt
  • Development Director - Area 6
    Michele Brenneman
  • Membership Director - Area 6
    Jason Young
  • Program Director - Area 6
    Daniel Stover
  • Carolyn Guzik
  • Receptionist/Customer Service Rep.
    Carol King
  • Field Staff Secretary
    Janet DiPaolo
  • Director of Field Service
    Charles Flowers
  • Administrative Assistant
    Joanne Agich@scouting.org
  • Development Director
    Melissa Miller
  • Development Director
    Mark McHaddon
  • Development Director
    Matt Mallin
  • Flag Plaza Services Assistant
    Joel Zwibel
  • Registrar
    April Cieply
  • Director of Development
    Amy Franz


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