As many of you know, Scouting is a giant aspect of my life, disproportional really. I could go on about how important Scouting is to me but that's the problem, it's not about me. It's not even about you or you or even you....it's about the youth in the Boy Scouts of America.
The membership policy went to a vote today and no matter which way it goes, it's going to piss off a lot of people. This is the first step in what many hope to be the right direction.
I watched a video today from the Chief Scout Executive where he read an open letter from the National Order of the Arrow Chairman about his feeling on the vote. I can't embed the video buy I can link it for you.
He pretty much sums it up for me, makes my job easier in writing this post. I also have long time friends who would fold up tent and move on if he vote goes one way or the other, depending on which "side" they were on...and that's a real shame actually because again they are missing the big picture.
Since I've written this, the vote has been cast and 61% of the votes call for the policy to change, so this kind of deflates my blogging balloon, just remember though....
It's not about your sexual orientation or her religious beliefs, it's about the millions of boys and girls that Scouting serves. If you want to leave, go...just remember you are doing it selfishly.