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Petitioning Senior District Executive Mike Langer and 7 others

Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy


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

This petition was delivered to:
  • Senior District Executive
    Mike Langer
  • Scout Executive
    Duane Harvard
  • District Executive
    Brad Parola
  • 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

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