Calling Christians and churches to continue, if not expand, their support for the Boy Scouts of America should it lift the ban on gay scouts. Two ministers argue that their experiences and oaths as Eagle Scouts are entirely consistent with—and will be deepened by—this proposed policy change. This letter will be shared with the BSA Executive Board as a witness to our supportive organizing.
Dear Friends in Churches that Sponsor Scout Troops:
We write in response to the recent news that the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America is poised to lift the national ban on gay scouts. We, as Eagle Scouts, stand in support of this change in policy.
We know that this change will be disturbing to some, even though troops will remain able to make their own policies on this matter locally.
We write to urge your congregations and your troops to continue with Scouting (as Girl Scout sponsors have generally done), and encourage you to consider welcoming all responsible scouts and adult volunteers into the programs you sponsor.