Here are the "minutes" from the meeting where it was decided the Boy Scouts are hatemongers who don't deserve sponsorship.
I am disgusted with the way people and organizations with strong moral bearings are denigrated, even in our own localities.
My understanding is that most of the school troops are low-income minorities.
How exactly did the pack or troop discriminate against anybody? I don’t see that anywhere in the minutes.
Hope they find a local org. to sponsor them.
Leftist truly deserve the world they are creating for themselves.
It’s too bad the rest of us are along for the ride in tha handbasket.
Bob Casey is trash, and a dishonor to Scout leaders everywhere, including me.
Parents of boys - get active in Scouting. If you don’t the Sodomites will...
I’ve seen this coming a long way off. When my boys were young & I was a Cub Scouter, committee members wanted to change our pack sponsorship from a local church - which had been sponsoring us, but had a fading congregation. They hoped that we’d get better support, largely through the provision of meeting & storage facilities - through the school. But I could see the trouble that would be brewing down the road by tying the pack to that secular organization. You just can’t beat a church/synagogue/mosque, or maybe a VFW, as a loyal sponsor of Scouting principles.
Everything about those meeting minutes is as wrong as a football bat. First off, Kathleen Unwin totally misstates the chartering process. Second, Bob Casey, apparently representing the troop & pack, appears to have clearly stated his disagreement with national scouting policy. The local council needs to deal with him by removing him from whatever office he holds since he has an intention to violate national policy by signing a fraudulent membership application.
It would not be pretty sight had I been a parent in attendance for that PTO meeting.
I thought Washington State had the corner on the stupid and misinformed.
Sad to hear that Missouri is afflicted with as potent a strain of stupid as the one we are currently terminal with out here.
I guess nobody stood up and said,
“Well, the policy is there because we don’t want admitted sodomizers near kids. We feel that the male libido and sodomy, plus the outside chance someone with these qualities may be attracted to boys, a safety issue. Within the Pack and Troop we voted that if we didn’t have to put children in the remotest proximity of the threat of sexual molestation, then we wouldn’t.
The son of gay parents is welcome to join as a Wolf, not as a Tiger. The idea here, is that, again, why take a risk? The risk of sexual molestation of a child by a heterosexual male is exactly zero. The risk of a homosexual male is non-zero, and actually somewhere around 8 percent.
Our parents thought putting their boy at an 8 percent risk of being sodomized, or to be forced to perform fellacio in the woods somewhere outweighed their strong desire to be accepting of all people.
And we background check every single solitary volunteer to ensure that risk remains as close to zero as possible.
I’ve invited Mr. Dirk Diggler to come by and apply to the Avery PTO to charter the Man-Boy Love Association here at the Avery School, given the opportunity your withholding support for the BSA represents, and given your wish to be as inclusive as possible.
We want to be accepting of everyone here, so you can take the $35 charter fee the PTO saved and the facility use you recovered and apply it to your expansive sense of inclusiveness by bringing the Man-Boy Love Association to Avery School.
I’m hoping that mollifies some of the sadness some of you felt in being connected with something as vile and narrow as the Boy Scouts of America.
Here’s hoping your young daughters end up marrying one of these very normal MBLA members to raise a batch of grandkids for you. The FBI may come by down the road and visit your daughter’s house to ask some questions. Its a good bet that agent will have been a Boy Scout.
Be sure to include some KY Jelly in the ‘ten essentials’ camping kit for your very accepting group of inclusive scouters.
Have an expansive and accepting day!”
Such actions are from bigots and heteorophobic, just as good a word and homophobe.
Seen and experienced the same thing... although less politely so...
PTOs make for HORRIBLE Chartered Orgs. Better to get a different org.
If God does not judge the United States at this point, an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah might be due.
I’m sure the local or state T.E.A. Party organization would love to sponsor the BSA.
Round here all the packs that were sponsored by schools or PTO’s were told to find new chartering organizations a few years ago. This was a preemptive measure on the part of our council to prevent this from happening. I thought it was a dictate from national I guess I was wrong. Someone down there at council has more smarts than I gave them credit for. American legion posts are usually willing to sign on the dotted line for packs and troops but are usually short on suitable meeting space but sometimes the school will let them meet just do not want to be the sponsor.
As a legal matter, you start getting into a grey area. Does the PTO receive any public support? The reason that Exploring was moved from the Boy Scouts of America into an affiliated corporation, Learning for Life, was because Law Enforcement Career Exploring Posts and Fire & Emergency Services Career Exploring Posts were often sponsored by Police Department or Fire Departments.
The ACLU was successful in winning suits against the Departments and the BSA because of the mix of public funds and the BSA's policy that youth believe in a higher being (God - as you define him or her).
Exploring was moved into Learning for Life, which doesn't require belief in a God, and Venturing was eventually introduced into the BSA as the co-ed program for the BSA.
(St. Louis Suburb School Ends Sponsorship of Cubs Scouts due to "social justice")
The school didn't sponsor the Pack and Troop. The PTO did. It is BSA policy to not accept public schools as chartering organizations.
In March 2011, they suggest that PTOs/PTAs should not charter organizations that require the PTO/PTA to make judgments or vouch for the character or morals of the other groups members. They outline concerns with liability issues.
The PTA has done the same thing. The chartering organization is responsible for selecting leaders for a Scout unit and for ensuring their character and suitability for leadership. Some organizations don't feel that they can do this, or don't wish to accept the liability.
One parent asked how Girl Scouts are differently structured. Kathleen Unwin explained that GS charters are handled through a separate non-profit; Girl Scouts of Eastern MO. Boy Scouts are governed through a congressional mandate. Marie Richter asked for clarification on the national structure versus Girl Scouts. It would literally take an act of congress to change the way it is structured.
Both the BSA and the GSUSA have Congressional charters. Other than the establishment of the National organization, neither charter prescribes the structure of the underlying organization. No doubt "Girl Scouts of Eastern MO" is the local GSUSA Service Unit, repsonsible to their national organization. The local Boy Scout units fall under whatever their local Council is, which is also a not-for-profit organization and is responsible to the BSA's National Council just as the GSUSA's local Service Unit is reponsible to their national organization.
Hopefully someone connected with that Pack and Troop is aware that Federal law requires that schools receiving Federal money (certainly all public schools) cannot discriminate against youth organizations wishing to use their facilities for meetings and activities on the basis of their membership policies. In other words, the school can't tell the Scouts they can't meet there because they don't permit gays and atheists.
I had a gay leader once. He was an Eagle Scout. He came to the outings, stuck to the program, and never said "boo" about what he did when he wasn't at a Scout activity. I was glad to have him. We practice two-deep leadership very strictly, so neither he nor any other leader was left alone with any of the kids.