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Matt Amory August 9, 2012 at 04:19 pm
Brookline Cub Scouts Pack 6 will not dissolve over this issue. Along with Brookline Boy Scout TroopRead More 6, we are committed to diversity in scouting and working to end this exclusionary and discriminatory policy. We will continue to do our best to provide growth experiences for boys who are students at the Pierce, Devotion, Driscoll, Lawrence, and Runkle schools, and stand in support with the many scouts and leaders who are working for change. Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for September 12th at 6:30 in the Brookline Main Library and we hope to see many of you there!
Grahame Turner August 9, 2012 at 05:30 pm
That is good to hear. Thank you for updating us on the status! (and sorry to hear it was aRead More possibility) I will encourage you to post information about meetings under the Events Calendar. Click the "Add Event" button and fill out the web form, and almost instantly, it's on our calendar and easy to share: http://brookline.patch.com/events
Benna Kushlefsky August 16, 2012 at 08:22 pm
I commend Karin Weldon for her current activism, but it should not have been a "surprise"Read More to anyone when the national BSA reaffirmed this policy. The Boys Scouts fought all the way to the US Supreme Court in 2000 to uphold their policy. More recently, they threatened to dissolve the Philadelphia Boy Scouts council if it did not rescind its anti-discrimination policy. When Karin Weldon became involved in Boy Scouts, the organization had a publicly stated and repeatedly reaffirmed policy of discrimination against homosexuals. I'm glad she's taking a stand now but it's disingenuous to claim that the BSA policy is somehow different from when she and her sons joined.