With the retirement of Ms. Bonita and shifting work responsibilities, the Scout Service Center will be closed on Saturdays this summer.
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Debbie will now lead customer service and Scout Shop sales, while, Ms. Becky will lead office support services.
Membership Resolution Passed
June 5, 2013
In February, the Boy Scouts of America embarked on the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history to consider the impact of potential changes to its membership standards policy on the organization and gather perspectives from inside and outside of the Scouting family. This review created an outpouring of feedback from both those who agree with the current policy and those who support a change.
On May 23, following this review, the approximately 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place. As the National Executive Committee just completed a lengthy review process, there are no plans for further review on this matter.
BSA Values - Some have taken this action to mean the BSA has made a fundamental shift in values. This is incorrect. The BSA does not endorse homosexual behavior and believes any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting.
Fact Sheet –This Membership Resolution Fact Sheet provides accurate information about the policy and is designed to share with parents, leaders, and charter organizations.
Religious Organizations Response - The BSA has received numerous statements from community and religious organizations. This Religious Organizations Response sheet provides several of those statements.
Opportunity for Discussion - If you would like to discuss or learn more about the policy, please join us for a Fireside Chat on Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church, 3012 W. Main St. Dothan. The council leadership is also available to meet with you individually or with your unit committee. Please give us a call at the council service center 334-793-7882 or contact our Scout Executive Jerry Freyberg to schedule a meeting.
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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The BSA serves youth through its local councils. Each council helps chartered organizations such as religious groups, social organizations, service clubs, etc. in its geographic area to effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the Scouting to other community groups.
The Alabama-Florida Council is one of the 300 plus local councils chartered by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Alabama-Florida Council serves more than 4,000 youth with 1,100 volunteer leaders and professionals in eight counties of southeast Alabama and two counties of north Florida.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and,
in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.
The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan.
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