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  •  When I told one Scout leader (4+ / 0-)

    at a supermarket why I was not making a donation to his group that day, he said that many of the local groups do not agree with the national policy of discrimination.

    •  At the troop level, it may not matter (1+ / 0-)
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      JamieG from Md

      but at the council level, it does.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 04:53:50 AM PDT

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    •  Wouldn't it be great if all those local groups (2+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe, JamieG from Md

      could change national policy?

      I have kept both of my boys out of Boy Scouts. And I'm glad that I did as my youngest ended up declaring his atheism at a young age. As a military family, we don't have the safety of knowing that our local troop will be supportive. We could never know what the atmosphere might be at the next location and living in places like Utah, Nevada, Alabama, and Texas added to that doubt in our minds.

      I would love to see the national organization adopt a policy more like GSUSA.

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