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Petitioning Capitol Area Council Jon Yates, Scout Executive

Capitol Area Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

We, the Scouts and community members of Capitol Area Council, Texas urge the Capitol Area Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

Scouting is about working together, not teaching divisiveness. Let's show our children how to embrace one another's differences and learn from each other.

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!

Letter to
Capitol Area Council Jon Yates, Scout Executive
Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy