Scouts for Equality
Scouts for Equality is an organization composed largely of Boy Scouts of America alumni dedicated to ending the BSA’s ban on gay members and leaders. Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities reward Scouts throughout their lives by improving their relationships, their work lives, their family lives, and the values by which they live. Scouts for Equality is a living example of this, as all members of our core leadership team are Eagle Scouts, all of whom can attest to the value provided to them through Scouting. As Scouts, the group's founders believe discrimination goes against the values Scouting teaches them and has no place in Scouting’s future. Scouts for Equality believe that all youth should have this same opportunity.
Scouts for Equality also fights for the inclusion of gay parents and adults, and is developing a training program for parents and leaders to address bullying and hazing.