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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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The Public Relations / Media Coordinator is a multifaceted volunteer position. The primary function is to contact the communications media (radio, television, print, Internet) to get the Scouting For All message (s) disseminated locally, nationally and internationally.

The PR/MC represents to the media the image Scouting For All wants to convey to the public. The image of Scouting For All includes: We are only trying to improve scouting. We are following the basic principles of scouting (Oath and Law) in our advocacy. We are on a healing journey advocating change through educational outreach efforts i.e. web page, brochure (s). We are targeting both gay and straight youth in our efforts. We are also advocating for atheists and girls in scouting. Steven Cozza, Eagle Scout can be seen as a role model for other youth and scouts to take a stand against the discrimination of the BSA.

Scouting For All is a grassroots movement.

The following are the primary duties and policies of the PR/MC:

  1. The PR/MC reports to the Scouting For All Board of Directors either in person or through a written report each month at the Scouting For All Board meeting.
  2. The PR/MC disseminates all Press Releases and Media Advisories.
  3. The PR/MC works with volunteers who may create Press Releases and or Media Advisories and assist with expanding the media contact list and other PR/MC duties as needed.
  4. The PR/MC has the authority to review and edit all Press Releases / Media Advisories submitted before they are disseminated.
  5. The PR/MC has the authority to deny a Press Release / Media Advisory. Must provide an explanation for the denial with recommendations.
  6. If a submission is denied and the denial is not accepted by the volunteer an appeal process can be placed into motion. The appeal to reverse the denial should be placed on the Scouting For All board meeting agenda for further discussion and possible vote.
  7. Each Press Release and or Media Advisory should have a purpose. What are we trying to achieve through the Press release / Media Advisory should be the question asked and answered.
  8. The PR/MC is responsible for putting together and maintaining a Media Contact List of all media contacts, to include email, fax, and snail mail addresses when possible. This list should be available for review by the Scouting For All board upon request.
  9. The PR/MC shall have direct contact with the media to clarify issues, answer questions regarding Press Releases and Media Advisories and for linkage to the proper designated Scouting For All Spokesperson when necessary.

As written by Scott Cozza, Board Member
As approved by the Scouting For All Board of Directors





Scouting For All is not an alternative scouting program.
We are an education and advocacy organization reaching out to gay and nontheist youth and adults in our effort to get the Boy Scouts of America to rescind its exlusionary policy.

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