BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
1325 West Walnut Hill Ln.
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079
February 21, 1992
SUBJECT: BOY SCOUT TASK FORCE UPDATE
From: Ben H. Love [National Scout Executive]
To: Scout Executives
As expected, the Bay Area United Way Board of Directors approved their Boy Scout Task Force's recommendations (as discussed in the attached San Francisco Chronicle article).
Again, we reiterate our position that the group's
recommendation is totally unacceptable to the BSA. We have made this point in a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, on a national satellite interview on Thursday, "CBS Evening News," also on Thursday, and on today's "Good Morning America." We have received very heavy media coverage and our message is loud-and-clear. And the response we've been receiving has been overwhelmingly positive!
Our next step is for the six Bay Area local Boy Scout councils to respond to the United Way recommendation. That response will be, again, that the United Way "advocated a position that is unacceptable and untenable for the Boy Scouts of America."
In two related issues:
* The San Jose Troop 260 issue has been resolved, with the troop's leadership reaffirming their commitment to the Boy Scout's values and policies.
* Despite media coverage to the contrary, we have received no information on the Cub Scout den in Berkley which allegedly sent a letter regarding the BSA position on homosexuality.
cc: Regional Directors Area Directors