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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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Effort to amend the BSA charter underway...


June 8, 2005

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HR 1301 IH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1301
To amend the Federal Charter of the Boy Scouts of America in title 36, United States Code, to ratify the
authority of the Secretary of Defense and military installations and units of the Armed Forces to officially sponsor units of the Boy Scouts of America serving dependents of members of the Armed Forces and to make facilities of the Department of Defense available for Boy Scout meetings and activities, such as national and world Boy Scout Jamborees.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 15, 2005
Mr. DINGELL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL
To amend the Federal Charter of the Boy Scouts of America in title 36, United States Code, to ratify the
authority of the Secretary of Defense and military installations and units of the Armed Forces to officially sponsor units of the Boy Scouts of America serving dependents of members of the Armed Forces and to make facilities of the Department of Defense available for Boy Scout meetings and activities, such as national and world Boy Scout Jamborees.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT FOR BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

Section 30904 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

`(c) Federal Support- The Secretary of Defense, and military installations and units of the Armed Forces
under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense, may support the corporation by officially sponsoring units of the Boy Scouts of America serving dependents of members of the Armed Forces and by making facilities of the Department of Defense available for the meetings of such Boy Scout units and for other Boy Scout activities, such as national and world Boy Scout Jamborees.'.

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