Letter of Protest From An Eagle Scout To The Boy Scouts of America
November 18, 2002
Boy Scouts of America
Chief Seattle Council
PO Box 440408
Boy Scouts of America National Headquarters
PO Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
I am writing this letter of protest to your Boy Scout Council regarding the kicking out of Darrell Lambert for
being an atheist. As an Eagle Scout myself, I find it shameful that an organization that could be doing so much
good for youth, is instead sending a message that discrimination and bigotry are not just allowed, but openly encouraged.
I find it equally disturbing that a scout council in Seattle would lack the courage to stand up those in Texas
who have taken over scouting, and are ruining its good reputation. I have always viewed Seattle and the state
of Washington as a place where social justice and human rights were valued. Shame on you for being such a poor
example to youth!
Discrimination is wrong, even if you have a right to do it.
Shawn Johnson, Eagle Scout Salt Lake City, UT