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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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  • Scouting Association of Finland -- The Guides and Scouts of Finland does not have any particular "policy" on gays in Scouting. It simply is not an issue in Finland. The Finland Scouting Association's "starting point is that guiding and scouting should be open to everyone".
  • Swedish Guide and Scout Association
  • The Baden Powell Scouts Association - The Baden-Powell Scouts Association is a traditional Scouting association that follows the original programs and rank structure of the Founder, Lord Baden-Powell as he wrote in "Scouting for Boys." It seeks to keep alive today the movement of yesterday. Active in 12 countries worldwide they are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts. Coed scouting association. They do not discriminate like the Boy Scouts of America.
  • The Canadian Independent Scout Association - The Canadian Independent Scout Association are traditional Scouts. They teachings and practices of the Founder, Lord Baden-Powell, as found in his book "Scouting for Boys." It is coed, and allows membership to everyone regardless of their background. They do not discriminate like the Boy Scouts of America.
  • The British Boy Scouts of Canada - They are also not members of WOSM. Canada since 1907, they actually predate the WOSM, nationally recognized association, Scouts Canada. They do not discriminate like the Boy Scouts of America. They do not have a web site, but they do have an email address it's:
  • The Honorary President of the World Scout Foundation is His Majesty [King Carl XVI Gustaf] the King of Sweden says Scouting In Sweden Does Not Discriminate - Web Page of the World Scout Federation - The Honorary President of the World Scout Foundation is His Majesty [King Carl XVI Gustaf] the King of Sweden. Scouting is open to all, regardless of race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and methods conceived by its founder Robert BadenPowell.
    Swedish consulate
    312 781 6262
    Swedish embassy
    Washington, D.C.
    202 467 2600
  • The Federation of German Scout Organizations (RdP) and the Union of German Girl Guide Association (RDP) Resolution Opposing the Boy Scouts of America's Policy of Discrimination Against Gay Youth and Adults
  • Workgroup for Gayscouts of Sweden - Web page to Gay Scouts of Sweden
  • On scouting: I have had the pleasure of doing some research on scouting and religion, in my job at the Humanist association of Norway. Here are some of the results that might interest the list:
  • Scouting in Ireland: Irish Scout Leader, "We don't discriminate. I wasn't aware of the anti-gay stance of US scouting. I was shocked to be honest (about the Boy Scouts of America). I thought Scouting was about teaching people that we are all the same and should be respected.
  • - An independent Traditional Scout Association. We have the beliefs of the founder. And that is of brotherhood worldwide, no matter what country class OR CREED they may belong to.
  • Scouts Canada - Scouts Canada does not Discriminate against gays, girls, or atheists Our mission To contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
  • Gay Scouts of Mexico
    I'm Eric sub - chef of Scouts Gays of México we exist since 2001, at this moment we working in Mexico City and two states more, we are already 30 members at all, working every weekend at town and we have almost every month a camp near the city. We organize culture activities, scouts activities and also hiking and rafting activities during our long weekends.

    Since our grupo born we can say that we have very much successful time, many gay people are looking for us in our regular places of reunion. One of our goals are making contact to other gay groups to have more friends in our Ideology.

    Receive our greatest greetings and left hand shake from Mexico City and Scouts Gays of México.
  • Gay and Lesbian Scouts of Sweden
  • Ireland has an inclusive Scouting Radio Talk Show -
    Scouting Radio is for ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCOUTING BROTHERHOOD, PAST OR PRESENT - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOUR SCOUTING STORIES OR ANYTHING TO DO WITH SCOUTING! For More information on Scouting Radio Please email us at or Post a letter to Scouting Radio,Suite 60, 184 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Republic of Ireland
  • YMCA Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus - Alexei Dozortsev, Chairman of Scouts program "Our organization working with many programms (including human rights programs).We will be very glad to work with other organizations and build partnership programs."
  • World Federation of Independent Scouts's North America Regional Council
  • Youth Education Support (YES)
    P.O. Box 45818-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    ...YES makes the difference
    YES (Youth Education Support) International ( is a non profit scout friends project in Africa providing education support to
    vulnerable young people and especially the orphans with an aim to encourage their physical, mental, social and spiritual development.

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Thousands of Eagle Scouts, adult leaders, and others in Scouting (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Scout Crews, and Sea Scout Ships) including Councils as well as people outside of Scouting (nationally and internationally) continue to sign Steven's Petition and or write letters of protest to the Boy Scouts of America decrying its discriminatory practices. While we all believe in the scouting movement we also believe the Boy Scouts of America is giving our youth a very harmful and damaging message that is rooted in homophobia, sexism, bigotry, and intolerance of others spiritual beliefs. The following are a few examples of "Scouters" taking a stand. We encourage all those with courage and a sense of social justice to stand with us.





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