Dear Caddo Area Council Parents and Scout Leaders:
As you may be aware, there has been a great deal of internal and external dialogue lately over a possible change in the BSAs Membership Standards as it pertains to sexual orientation. By way of a reminder, here is our current Membership Standards statement for the National BSA.
"While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA"
A resolution will be put forward on May 23 at the Annual Meeting that will address these standards. Our Council will be a part of the vote on the resolution. To assure our votes are representative of our Council's opinions we are asking you to check on the link below and complete this very brief survey.
Please note that all responses will remain anonymous. Thank you for taking time to fill out the survey. The Caddo Council wants to hear what you have to say. Your opinion is important to us. The comments you provide today will be shared with the National BSA however, we will not release your personal information without permission to do so. Your name and email address is ONLY collected to eliminate the possibility of duplicate entries or those from outside of our council, your responses will not be attached to your name in the results summary that the Council sees.
An alternative site has been set up for members, adult leaders, and chartered organizations to register to get the BSA Membership Standards survey if they missed the deadline for entering their email in PAS.
Do you want to give us your opinion on possible changes to the BSA Membership Standards?
Did you submit updated email addresses with your recharter?
If so, you should be receiving a Voice of the Scout Survey sometime between March 8 and March 15. As a part of that survey, all adults will be asked some questions about possible changes in the BSA membership standards, as well as their opinions about Scouting programs.