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Grand Teton Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

We, the Scouting community and community members of South-East Idaho urge the Grand Teton 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!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Scout Executive, Grand Teton Council, Boy Scouts of America
    Clarke Farrer
  • Eagle Rock District Director, Grand Teton Council, BSA
    Richard Turpin
  • Senior District Executive, Blackfoot & Bing Pow Districts
    Elias Lopez
  • Senior District Executive, Jackson and Teton Districts
    Larry Dunstan

Dave McGrath started this petition with a single signature, and now has 210 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.