Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
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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Action Alert: The Issue of State Government, In This Case NY, Providing The BSA, A Discriminatory
Youth Organization, A Grant
April 27, 2005
"How can BSA be receiveing governmental grants to PAY for someone whose job is to function as a Scoutmaster?
I was under the impression that given the "discrimination" issue, governmental funds could not be used
for BSA programs where membership criteria apply. BSA weasels around this with Learning for LIfe, but this is
a grant paying for BSA activities."
Scouting for All Supporter
Scouting for All is asking our members and supporters to look into this issue and update Scott Cozza, Pres. of
S4A on just how the state of NY can get away with funding a discriminatory organization. Contact Scott Cozza
Westchester-Putnam Scouting continues to grow and expand!
I am pleased to update you on Boy Scout membership expansion plans in Southern Westchester.
Earlier this week, Quentin Morgan, joined our staff as program specialist for the "Scouting in the Neighborhood"
program in Yonkers. Morgan's employment is made possible by a New York legislative grant sponsored by Senator
Nick Spano and by the on going fund-raising efforts of one of our Executive Board members- The Honorable Philip
A. Amicone, Mayor, City of Yonkers.
The Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America is proudly partnering with the following organizations to
deliver Scouting to over 100 new youth in Yonkers:
The Yonkers Salvation Army- Pack & Troop 100
The Nepperhan Community Center- Pack & Troop 342
Yonkers Children Excel Program- Pack 10 & Pack 9
Working with our new partners, Quentin Morgan will provide direct, weekly, Scouting support service to the youth
and adult leaders in these new programs.
The Westchester-Putnam Council continues to grow and expand. I look forward to sharing with you new expansion
partnerships in the weeks ahead.
For more information about the Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America, please visit us at www.wpcbsa.org.