After more than two weeks of tending sick children, who are now thankfully well and back at school, I have a long list of things to post, from developing our family song canon to my Goodreads goal and two other challenges I've undertaken for February. But last things first: I want to post about the Boy Scouts.
Gommie called last night, "Are you ready to be a Boy Scout leader?" She relayed the announcement that the BSA is considering allowing local troops to decide the gay and lesbian issue. I told her that until the national office eliminated their anti-gay policies, we still couldn't support Boy Scouts on the local level.
But as I later read the news reports, I discovered that the BSA is actually considering eliminating discriminatory policies from their national office but leaving choices on LGBTQ leaders and scouts to the local level.
Which means we can join.
Yep, if Bud still wants to be a Boy Scout, and, if the troops in our area accept us (and I have it on the best authorities that there will be no problem on that score), we will sign up as soon as we can.
Of course, that's a lot of "ifs" but it's still much further than I expected to be while Bud was still young enough to join.