We, the Scouts and community members of Noopiming District urge the Voyageurs Area Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.
Scouting should be available to ALL boys and adult leaders. How can we teach tolerance and respect with a policy that excludes some? ? The BSA’s stance on excluding homosexuals is discriminatory, reprehensible and unacceptable.
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!