Cape Cod & Islands Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Michael Riley, Scout Executive

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Cape Cod & Islands Council
Michael Riley, Scout Executive

Cape Cod & Islands Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Petition by

      Steve Hickey

      Natick, MA

We, the Scouts and community members of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket urge the Cape Cod & Islands Council to reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy.

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!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mark Alan Dellavecchia CAMPBELL, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Webelo - Arrow of Light, Troop #517 Los Gatos, CA 95032, c.1975 At the age of 10, I had no idea I was destined to be GAY. HONESTY is one of the Scout ideals. It is time to let gay boys in the ranks be honest with themselves, their fellow scouts, their families, their community, and their God.

    • M Kennedy ORLEANS, MA
      • over 1 year ago


    • Kim Rutty SANDWICH, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      Former scout, scout leader, and father of a former scout. The policy is discriminatory and archaic.

    • Mary Perry SANDWICH, MA, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      simple equality and fairness

    • Frank Cummings BREWSTER, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      My son is an Eagle Scout. The anti'gay policy diminishes his honor.


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