BSA Membership Standards Issue – Council Meeting – March 13

BSA Troop 287 —  March 7, 2013 — Leave a comment


I am forwarding this email I received so you can have the option to attend the meeting concerning this very important change in BSA Policy.   


Dear Scout Families , 

After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of the membership standards issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy. 

To that end, the executive board directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. This will assist the officers’ work on a resolution on membership standards. The approximately 2000 voting members of the national council will take action on the resolution at the national meeting in May 2013. 

We are currently in the process of a careful and deliberate review of our membership policy. Scouting is a family and we believe it is important that every voice is heard. We are dedicated to the integrity of this process and trust that our 2000 voting members of the national council will fairly and accurately determine the most appropriate path forward. 

The Pikes Peak Council is hosting a “Membership Standards Informational Meeting” for stakeholders in our Scouting family. Information is below. 

Who:  Members of the Pikes Peak Council Scouting family – leaders, parents, donors, charter partners and their representatives.   

What:  Informational meeting and discussion related to changing the BSA’s membership standards policy.

When:  Wednesday, March 13th at 6pm.

Where:  Activities Center, 985 West Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs

Why:  Share current information and updates related to the membership standards policy review and evaluation process. Listen to our stakeholders and gather related feedback.    

Chartered Organization Representatives are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the best way to reach the National Council and to ensure that your feedback is received is to send an email to

During this process, we will work to stay focused on that which unites us. Be a part of this discussion by staying engaged and continuing your role in Scouting. The kids in our community need you. Thank you for your commitment to Scouting. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact me directly at 

 Kent Downing,

Scout Executive, Pikes Peak Council  



BSA Troop 287


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