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We, the Scouting community of Erie, Pennsylvania, urge French Creek Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

Service organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the 4H Club all welcome gay kids and adult leaders. Also, the American Medical Association has opposed the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy, saying it could cause psychological trauma in youth.

We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support this policy. That's why we urge you to speak out 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!

Colin M., Eagle Scout

Letter to
Senior District Executive Mike Langer
Scout Executive Duane Harvard
District Executive Brad Parola
and 5 others
Council Board President Kerry Schwab
Council Commissioner Douglass Sturtz
Council Board Advancement Chair Howard Richards
Erie Times News, News Managing Editor, Production Sherry Rieder
Boy Scouts of America, French Creek Council French Creek Council
Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

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