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  •  The ban must end but... (0+ / 0-)

    First of all it sounds like you have made and are making a very positive impact on a number boys in scouting beyond your own son.  You have probably had discussions about gays and equality with Life scouts as they prepared for their Eagle board of review.  It gets very difficult to defend scouting when our country's culture has finally started to accept openly gay people.  The scout oath and law seem to be contradicted by current BSA policies.  

    Putting everything on the chartered organizations would not solve the problem since it still would not allow gay people to serve at either the district or council levels.  Apparently the Mormons have agreed to the proposed change of allowing gay scouts through Venturing which goes until age 21.  Of course that opens a can of worms since Boy Scout troops would kick out gay individuals once they turn 18 but allow them to interact with their scouts if they were in a Venture crew. However, this is a start and when there are still Boy Scouts next year we can begin to push to lift the ban on gay adults too.  

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