Petitioning Western Massachusetts Council - Boy Scouts of America David Kruse, Scout Executive & CEO and 10 others

Western Massachusetts Council - Boy Scouts of America: Adopt an affirmative policy of non-discrimination toward LGBT membership.

3,844
Supporters

A passive stance on this issue is morally wrong and does not uphold the tenets of scouting. Other youth service organizations, including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the 4H Club all welcome LGBT members and leaders. We love the Boy Scouts, but we can’t support the policy that is in place now. That is why we urge you to speak out and adopt an inclusive policy as other troops, packs, councils, and lodges across the country and within the commonwealth have done - so the Boy Scouts can maintain its relevancy, improve recruitment, and truly live by the principles it teaches its members. Let's teach our children to be brave, and stand up for the rights of others!

NOTE: We encourage everyone to join this campaign, but if you're a current or former Scout, parent, or leader, please say so in the "Why People Are Signing" section. Also, if you're a parent who has decided not to allow your child(ren) to participate in BSA because of the current discriminatory policy, or if you might withdraw your active scout(s) if the policy remains unchanged, please say so, especially if you live in Western Massachusetts. Thanks!

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Western Massachusetts Council - Boy Scouts of America
    David Kruse, Scout Executive & CEO
  • General Knox District - Boy Scouts of America
    Hank Arenstam, District Commissioner
  • Chapweq District - Boy Scouts of America
    Andrew Dufault, District Commissioner
  • Appalachian Trail District - Boy Scouts of America
    Vicki Kornacki, District Commissioner
  • Western Massachusetts Council - Boy Scouts of America
    Cheryl D. Izyk, Council Commissioner
  • Chapweq District - Boy Scouts of America
    Sean Farnam, District Executive
  • General Knox District - Boy Scouts of America
    Joel Parker, District Executive
  • Appalachian Trail District - Boy Scouts of America
    Hunter McCormick, Senior District Executive
  • Metacomet District - Boy Scouts of America
    Steve Roberts, Senior District Executive
  • Western Massachusetts Council - Boy Scouts of America
    Bob D'Avignon, Assistant Scout Executive
  • Metacomet District - Boy Scouts of America
    Julia Mawson, District Commissioner


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