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Four posters disagreed with the political statement letter “BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice”
Three posters agreed with the political statement letter “BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice”.
One poster was the thought policeman who requested that free speech be denied.
The charter partners like VFW, American Legion, other veteran service organizations, and some churches will not look positively on this political statement letter “BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice”.
Here is the polling data.. I am concerned about losing charter partners that are within the set of 38% of likely U.S. voters that view black lives matter unfavorably.
Here is the black lives matter manifesto. Judge for yourself.
Many churches abandoned the scouting family over the gay scout leaders and the VFW took exception to allowing girls into the BSA resulting in 20% decrease in charter partners between 2017 and 2019, all for good reason. The veteran service organizations will not look kindly on a movement which desecrates the flag of the United States of America.
Here are three contrasting opinions.
The deafening silence of veteran service organizations on Black Lives Matter
Lest We Forget: Blue Lives Matter.
Anderson: Black Lives Matter, even in death
Federal Charter Sec. 30902. Purposes
The purposes of the corporation are to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods that were in common use by boy scouts on June 15, 1916.
The full charter can be found at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Enter Title 36 , Chapter 309 in the Search page
Wait for it, some entity is going to petition congress to revise or remove the Federal Charter for the BSA’s failure to fulfill its purpose.
For Packs, Troops, and Crews expect to have discussions with their charter organizations relative to the letter. My recommendation: Convince the charter organizations that Scouting is all about the youth regardless of color (black, red, brown, white, yellow) and it is essential that the youth be provided with strong anchors during turbulent times.