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Press Release

Scouting for All Gives Award To The BSA

For Immediate Release and Distribution
February 20, 2003
Scott Cozza, Pres
Scouting for All
S4A National Office Tel: 707-778-056
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Members of the Boy Scouts of America Receive Scouting for All's Highest Award: The Fran Crawford Volunteer Of The Year Rainbow Award

This award is given annually from Scouting for All to a group and or individual who truly acts in the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law. It is given to acknowledge the courage commitment and compassion, standing against the social injustice of the Boy Scouts of America's bigoted policy which discriminates against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth and adults and non-theists.

The award will be given to the Epworth United Methodist Church, BSA chartering / sponsoring organization, Officers of Crew 24 and the Parents' Committee Pack 30 of the Mount Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America, Berkeley California.

Date: Boy Scout Sunday- February 23, 2003
Time: 10 AM
Location: Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, California
Directions: Call the Epworth Church at 510-524-2921

"Members of the Boy Scouts of America and those outside of scouting who remain silent on this issue only collude with the social injustice of the Boy Scouts of America. Its policy of discrimination is harmful to all youth. Scouting for All asks that you stand forth in the name of human rights to help change the BSA back to the program it once was, an outdoor program open to all youth and one that embraced the spirit of diversity within American society. Contact Scouting for All if you'd like to make a
difference in helping to make this world a better place".

Scott Cozza, Pres. Scouting for All

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