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Tell Your Friends And Family About The BSA Encourage Them Not To Join Unless The Discrimination STOPS


November 17, 2002

Hi there -- haven't contacted you in a little while. We just had a baby boy.....and my husband is well aware that despite his scouting in his youth, our son will absolutely not be a cub scout unless they stop teaching bigotry.

I was reading that article, and there's another way people can "do something" without really having to anything....an approach more mild mannered/less confrontational folks may be comfortable with, and that is simply talking about the BSA and their policies. So many people agree with us but don't want to be perceived as too liberal, or aren't comfortable writing and boycotting, etc., or feel they don't have the time, or won't really have an impact....so they agree silently and then do nothing. If those folks simply talked about the BSA to their families and friends and just got people thinking about it and perhaps also talking about it, a more thoughtful decision might be made next time a son comes home from school wanting to join. That's how I feel I'm making a difference, anyway, by not being afraid to make a comment or two when the topic comes up.

Hope all is well with your family,

Julie Billimack



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