National BSA Resolution Vote
After completing the most extensive listening exercise in its 103-year history earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board drafted a resolution in April that, if approved, would remove reference to sexual orientation in its membership standards for youth. Today, more than 1,400 voting members of the National Council approved the resolution.
Throughout the listening process, leadership of the Simon Kenton Council heard an outpouring of feedback from the American public and the Scouting family, reinforcing the importance of Scouting to society and the passion that people have for it.
Simon Kenton Council’s board directed its local delegates to cast all votes in favor of the resolution, understanding that while a strong majority of the council’s stakeholders agreed that denying a youth member the opportunity to benefit from the many virtues of Scouting was unacceptable, no decision was going to please everyone.
Moving forward, the focus remains on our mission of instilling in young people the values of the Scout Oath and Law, and serving young people to help them grow into strong citizens.
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North American Scout Associations to Host 24th World Scout Jamboree
Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve Announcement .
Scouts from every corner of the world will soon have the experience of a lifetime at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. Scouts who attend the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at The Summit will, for the first time at a world jamboree, be able to participate in white-water rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
The bid to host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree is a combined effort of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and the Scout Association of Mexico. This will be the first time the World Scout Jamboree has been held in the United States in more than 40 years. (more)
Posted January 14, 2011