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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Change Is Coming / Girls In Scouting
August 31, 2002
There is also the positive side of change coming to the Scouts. Since 1999 BSA has promoted its coed high school
to college age program, Venturing.
In 1999 we established Crew 24, a coed group dedicated to high adventure. We have attended SeaBase, Florida
twice, Philmont Scout Ranch and our local MDSC camp, Wolfeboro. Our membership is open to all and we have active
gay members. This summer our council camp, Wolfeboro, had women and girls on its staff along with the men and boys.
attended the camp as part of our Venture crew and participated fully in the program. Not everyone was thrilled
to see us there, but overall the response from the other Scouts was warm and welcoming. Females have served on
the staff at all the National High Adventure Camps for years as well as local camps. Change is coming, at least
in this one way.
Ellen Georgi, Crew Advisor