Glacier’s Edge Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy
  • Petitioned Alex Tyms, Scout Executive

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Alex Tyms, Scout Executive

Glacier’s Edge Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

    1. Russell Novkov
    2. Petition by

      Russell Novkov

      Madison, WI

We, the Scouting community of Madison, WI urge the Glacier’s Edge 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!

Alex Tyms, Scout Executive, Glacier’s Edge Council
Reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy

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    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dana Gordon WAUNAKEE, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      I was a girl scout in Madison, WI. It makes me sad to think that my sons will be excluded from scouting because of peoples narrowmindedness.

    • James Cunningham EVANSVILLE, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      I served along side a gay trooper in Army Special Forces over 30 years ago. The whole team knew. We couldn't tell anyone and as the team medic, I invested a great deal of time supporting that secret. Openly gay scouts would be a threat to no one except people I would not want associated with the education of my children. Father of five.

    • Roger Henderson PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      Stop Discriminating !!!!

    • Michael Goehring COLUMBUS, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      I live for the outdoors, and loved the scouts as a kid. But neither myself, nor anyone in my family or circle of influence will ever, EVER participate in anything having to do with any organization that can so egregiously fight to maintain its' policy of discrimination. FOR SHAME!! If you truly believe what you are doing is trying to follow Gods laws, then begin with letting God be the judge of the people and any behaviors we may be engaging in that are potentially questionable (not that this fits the bill).

    • Harvey Honig MADISON, WI
      • about 1 year ago

      Boy scouts need to model values of justice and inclusion.


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