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February 4, 2013

Scouts should embrace the future

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In a constantly evolving world of threats and temptations, many of the Boy Scouts’ core values are still important to impart on future generations: Self-reliance, good citizenship, trustworthiness and strength of character. We share a rich history with Scouting, with Troop 1 in Unadilla as one of the oldest continuous troops in America, chartered for more than 100 years.

We support continuing the legacy of the Boy Scouts in our community and beyond. But we hope a new chapter of tolerance and acceptance can be written into the group’s history. Allowing gay Scouts and leaders to serve would show a strength of character and an ability to be prepared for whatever the future holds. There is no need to turn away those who look to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their community.

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