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Response to KamaAina (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:45 PM

34. United Way

United Way in some communities have ceased supporting the boy scouts. My temple is sort of ignoring the official BSA policy by taking a very liberal view of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy by making sure that no leader does anything stupid such as wearing their uniform to a gay pride event. The local council leaders are happy to leave us and the other Jewish troop alone because between both temples, we have a number of members on the board of directors of the United Way and the other groups who sometimes provide funding to scouting. My committee chair and I have met with the leadership of the local council and they made it clear to us that they do not want a fight.

Again, my district has a decent number of district leaders who are gay and no one cares.

I have stayed involved in scouting even though my son aged out a long time ago. I strongly believe that we can may changes from within. The proposed chartered organization compromise is something that we and other troops have raised in the past. It is not perfect but it would be a step in the right direction

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