We, the Scouting community of Los Angeles, CA urge the Los Angeles 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!
- Nishi Boy/Cub Scouts Troop/Pack 738, Los Angeles
Encourage the BSA to lift its ban on gay participants
Geneva Chao started this petition with a single signature, and now has 39 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.