“…But a Scout is Brave.”

Via on Jul 20, 2012

More Eagle Scouts should follow suit:

“I don’t want to be an Eagle Scout if a young man who is gay can’t be one, too.”

I love the Boy Scouts. Perhaps because of my friends who were scouts (I was never so lucky), their values, their love of the outdoors and self-reliance and honor, and those amazing Norman Rockwell images…well, I’d love for my future hypothetical children to be able to join the Scouts.

If.

If they can see their way to equality, and stop making a big deal of something that, ironically, would be forgotten if they’d just open up and relax.

And that if is well expressed, above. Well done, sir.

Via the Reddit community: “An Eagle Scout’s Letter to Boy Scouts of America on why he can’t in good conscience [ed] keep his Eagle Badge.

Relephant: “List of other councils and scout-related groups that are speaking out against the ban.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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