We, the Scouts and community members of the San Francisco Bay Area urge the Mount Diablo Silverado Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.
I could not be more grateful for all the enrichment my son and my family have had the opportunity to experience from being involved in the Albany Pack 3 Scouting Program. With that being said, let's make a great organization even better by ensuring that exclusion and discriminatory practices are no longer perpetuated and tolerated by the Mount Diablo Silverado Council.
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!