Tue Feb 17 12:16:43 1998
Yes the legal costs. The Chicago action was not the only action going on
nationwide with BSA. Even though the Chicago action was the ACLU v. the
City of Chicago it was solely about the BSA. Chicago like Denver has a law
that says you cannot discriminate against someone because of their sexual
orientation. If you cannot use the facilities, people etc and discriminate
against someone because of sexual orientation.
The Chicago consent decree eliminated all of the following posts: law
enforcement, fire, ems in one day. That is a lot of explorers to lose
chartered units and advisors for.
Even thought he BSA was not named in the, they still had time invested in
the action. One of the big reasons for the change was to defer some of
these actions and keep a "BSA program" around for kids. Law enforcement
exploring is 50% of the exploring program here in Denver. If Chicago is
similar that is a lot of posts that upon the signing of the consent decree
were no more.
The loss of several thousand explorer's in one day in one council is a
I am sorry if I did not explain my thoughts clearly. I see the changes in
the exploring program as a way to face these issues more than anything and
my contacts have agreed with that from Irving.
Yours in Scouting
12340 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80228-2841
Eagle Class of 69, Vigil, Denver Area Council
I'm sorry, but I must have missed something. The cost of defending _which_
actions cost the BSA at least $1 million in 1997? Are you talking about
problems? If so, to which of the three "Gs" ("Girls, Gays, and God") are
you referring, and how will starting Venturing solve these problems? Maybe
completely misunderstanding you.
Yours in Scouting,
Alex C. J. Neroth
On Sun, 15 Feb 98 18:29:28 CST6CDT, JHMoss wrote:
>The cost of defending these actions comes out of the BSA budget. I sus
>they were talking $1 million for 1997 alone. It had to be hurting. I
>don't have any answers to the problems. I hope their solution works. I
>will fight a little harder to keep the program running. Hate to see so
>many years of tradition die, but it is cheaper to bury it then be bankrupt
>or force out of business.
>Yours in Scouting
>12340 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80228-2841
>Eagle Class of 69, Vigil, Denver Area Council