Resist change in Scouts

To the Valley News:

A big hurray for the article “One Nation under God” by Dan Alexander. We need more people like him. As a 42-year scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 71 of Ticonderoga, it distresses me to see them attacked by the Civil Liberties Union for refusing to let Gays be leaders in Boy Scouts of America.

I urge every scout leader and parent to resist to the fullest extent of your ability and let national headquarters in Texas know of your resistance. Their address is Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box152079, Irving, Texas 75105-2079.

You might mention in your protest that a Ticonderoga, NY Zip 12883 resident donated a million dollars to Boy Scouts of America. I have a letter stating the money was to be used for operational expenses of national. I hate to think it might have to be used to fight a law suit, when the giver meant it to benefit the youth of America.

P.S. Scoutmaster Dr. Mark Moss informed me that his Troop 72 will be spending a week at Camp Wakponimee some time this month, the beautiful scout camp at West Fort Ann, which is now owned by Twin Rivers Council of Albany. We wish them a very exciting and successful week.

Charles “Gusher” Smith


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