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Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor

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Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.

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Some Scout Councils of the BSA Question and Some Defy their Policy of Discrimination

Scout Councils across the United States are questioning the BSA's policy of discrimination. Some even before the James Dale Supreme Court decision. Please go to the specific Scout Council listed in this section of our web page to review documents of each Council questioning the BSA's policy.

The Piedmont Council of Piedmont, California, in October of this year, 2000 sent a letter to the National BSA headquarters stating as a Scout Council they would not follow the BSA's policy of discrimination against gay youth, adults and atheists. The Piedmont Council can use your support. You can reach the Piedmont Council at:

Piedmont Council
10 Highland Way
Piedmont, CA 94611-4095
Phone: 510-547-4493

The Baden Powell Council of New York in 1992 submitted a letter to the National BSA in Irving, Texas. This letter contained a Resolution asking the BSA to rescind its policy of discrimination.

The Indianhead Council of Saint Paul Minnesota in 1999 called upon the Boy Scouts of America to establish a commission to study the BSA membership requirements and the role of the chartered organization in selecting leaders. A chartered organization is a church, service club or other association that is chartered to operate one or more Scout units. The resolution of the Indianhead Council was referred to the BSA's Relationship Commission.

The Narraggansett Council of Providence, Rhode Island in the summer of 1999 endorsed the Indianhead Council Resolution.

You may also want to contact those at the following addresses:

Indianhead Council
393 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1795
Phone: 612-224-1891

Narragansett Council
175 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02903-4081
Phone: 401-351-8766

BSA Officials at the National Headquarters

Mr. Roy L. Williams, Chief Scout Executive
National Headquarters Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

Mr. Ed Whitacre Jr., President
Boy Scouts of America
Southwestern Bell
175 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Gregg Shields, BSA Spokesperson
National Headquarters Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

Donald G. Oblander
Relationships Division
National Headquarters Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

Dr. Lawrence Ray Lawrence
Chairman, BSA Relationships Committee
522 East Lane
Kerrville, TX. 78029

Boy Scouts of America
1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Phone: (972) 580-2000




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