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To: NKP_Vet
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/sitecore/content/MembershipStandards/Resolution/Resolution.aspx Membership Standards Resolution

WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law:

Scout Oath

Scout Law

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
And to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake, and morally straight.

A Scout is:
Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind


Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

AND WHEREAS, duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to oneself are each a core value and immutable tenet of the Boy Scouts of America; and

WHEREAS, the Scout Oath begins with duty to God and the Scout Law ends with a Scout's obligation to be reverent, and that will always remain a core value of the Boy Scouts of America, and the values set forth in the Scout Oath and Law are fundamental to the BSA and central to teaching young people to make better choices over their lifetimes; and

WHEREAS, the vision of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law; and

WHEREAS, for more than 103 years, programs of the Boy Scouts of America have been delivered to youth members through cooperation with chartered organizations that select adult leaders who meet the organization's standards as well as the leadership standards of the Boy Scouts of America; and

WHEREAS, numerous independent experts have recognized that the programs protecting Scouts today, which include effective screening, education and training, and clear policies to protect youth and provide for their privacy, are among the best in the youth-serving community; and

WHEREAS, the current adult leadership standard of the Boy Scouts of America states:

The applicant must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. The applicant must also be the correct age, subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and abide by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

While the BSA does not proactively inquire about sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.

AND WHEREAS, Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting; and

WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America does not have an agenda on the matter of sexual orientation, and resolving this complex issue is not the role of the organization, nor may any member use Scouting to promote or advance any social or political position or agenda; and

WHEREAS, youth are still developing, learning about themselves and who they are, developing their sense of right and wrong, and understanding their duty to God to live a moral life; and

WHEREAS, America needs Scouting, and the organization's policies must be based on what is in the best interest of its young people, and the organization will work to stay focused on that which unites us, and

WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America will maintain the current membership policy for all adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The following membership standard for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America is hereby adopted and approved, effective Jan. 1, 2014:

Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.


7 posted on 05/25/2013 4:09:43 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob

“No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone”

In otherwords drag queens can join. The current PC name
for drag queens is Transgender. These are males that dress up like women, never had a sex change, still have something swiniging between their legs. They are to be treated as perfectly normal and can join the Boy Scouts. When these
drag queens go to the Veterans Hospital for treatment, they are treated with fullest respect and if they happen to go in to the women’s restroom, well no problem. Say a word to them and you are shown the front door. Welcome to the Obama Zone. Where sexual deviancy is not only accepted as normal but praised and gloried.


18 posted on 05/25/2013 5:08:58 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Fzob

If a scout must “demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others,” then what happens when little Jimmy tells his gay tentmate at the campout that he believes in the Bible, and it states that homosexuality is wrong? Has he not just disrespected others — specifically the one group of “others” explicitly approved for membership by the new rule?

You can be sure that lawyers will be all over anyone expressing other than complete adulation for the homosexual lifestyle. Yet I am hearing a lot of people justify keeping their kids in scouting or continuing in their leadership positions on the grounds that they can be good influences on homosexual leaning boys.


29 posted on 05/25/2013 6:02:54 AM PDT by subaru
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To: Fzob
Thanks for posting that.

So, in a nutshell, sexual activity of any kind is not compatible with the behavioural criteria for a Scout.

Well, that's all-inclusive, so the homos don't get a pass.

120 posted on 05/26/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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