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By Justin Paul Wilson

Is your BSA unit inclusive? Let everyone know, and watch your membership grow!

On 11, Aug 2015 | In scouting | By Justin Paul Wilson

Two weeks ago, the Boy Scouts of America ended their national ban on gay adults, but individual faith-based chartering organizations may still choose to discriminate based on sexual orientation when selecting adult leaders. This leaves many Scout families left to wonder – how do I know which units are inclusive?

To help answer that question, Scouts for Equality is pleased to announce the launch of our Inclusive Unit Certification program! Units can self-report as inclusive, letting everyone else know where they stand. Soon, we’ll be sharing this information publicly via an interactive map. You unit can choose to simply self-identify as inclusive, or “reach for the stars” by working towards our Silver and Gold levels of certification. The various levels of certification are for the unit’s private use only, and the map and website will simply list the unit without identifying the level to which they’ve attested.

For more information on how to participate, please visit

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