Denying individual lifestyle is a destructive action, totally unbefitting the historic program of Boy Scouting. The original goal is to support the personal development of young men through introducing them to appreciation for the beauty of nature, respect for their fellow citizens and commitment to altruism within their community at large. When a young man is trying to define one's personal image and belief system, it can be nothing but cruelly destructive to have the organization that is supposed to help one grow, create consternation and self doubt by focusing ill will upon personal recognition that has no part in defining an honorable and productive human. Personal recognition of sexual identity has no part in the boy scout code of conduct. Never has had, never should have. The Boy Scout organization has proven this time and again by protecting volunteers within the organization who have taken advantage of young scout. Pederasts can be protected, yet young men recognizing a gay lifestyle are shamed and denigrated by the same organization that has promised to support these young men. Live up to your goals, honestly and with integrity or abandon your claim of promoting a healthy atmosphere for young men to grow in.