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May 25, 2013

Vote divides area scoutmasters

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“It’s too bad it comes to something like this,” he said.

Unadilla Troop 1 Scoutmaster Brian Danforth said he supports the decision. There are a lot of “good people” who are gay, he said.

“We have a lot of things to offer in our programs about citizenship and community to all of them,” he said.

It raises some questions about accommodations on trips, but “I’m sure we can work on it. I’m ready to be more inclusive.”

Danforth said it wouldn’t bother him if the change applied to scoutmasters as well.

“There never should be a single youth alone with a single adult no matter what,” he said, adding the national organization probably sees this as a small step.

“It won’t make everyone happy,” he said.

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