By Ken Schulz
On 22, May 2013 | In Campaign News | By Ken Schulz
Scouts for Equality Praises House Members for Support of Non-Discrimination Resolution
Twenty House Members Submit Letter to the Boy Scouts of America Urging Passage of Resolution
May 22, 2013 (USA) – Today, Scouts for Equality praised twenty members of the US House of Representatives for their support of the resolution being considered by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that would end discrimination of gay Scouts. All twenty members signed onto a letter calling for the passage of the resolution and the end of discrimination of gay Scouts by the BSA.
“We applaud these leaders for taking a stand on behalf of all of the amazing young men who have been denied the opportunity to be a part of the Boy Scouts of America,” said Zach Wahls, Eagle Scout and Founder of Scouts for Equality. “As one of the most highly regarded organizations in America, it is time that the Boy Scouts live up to the values that they taught all of us and create a stronger, more inclusive organization.”
Scouts for Equality Kicks Off Final Month with a Nationwide Day of Action
As BSA Vote Draws Near Organization Increases Efforts for Equality
USA – Today, Scouts for Equality kicked off the final month of its voter engagement campaign with a nationwide “Day of Action”. Across the country, many of the organization’s 11,000 members will participate in events to generate support to end discrimination within the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA). Some of the events being held include public demonstrations, letter writing campaigns and screenings of the Sundance award-winning documentary “A Scouts Honor”.
Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, Read more…
By Scouts for Equality
On 25, Mar 2013 | In Campaign News | By Scouts for Equality
Scouts for Equality’s mission and moral compass have been officially endorsed by two of the BSA’s faith-based chartering partners: The United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalists Association.
Read our mutual statements below:
By Scouts for Equality
On 22, Mar 2013 | In Campaign News | By Scouts for Equality
Over the last few weeks, we’ve all heard quite a bit about the new 2013 Voice of the Scout (VOS) survey, an internal poll run by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that is used to gauge where its members stand on critical Scouting-related issues.
Today, new VOS documents uncovered by Scouts for Equality (SFE) show that more than 90% of 2012 VOS comments indicated that the BSA’s ban on gay youth and parents has harmed local Scouting units.