Monday, May 26, 2014

What is my Scouting Unit's Score of Actual Support of LGBTQ Gay People?

I'd like to propose a simple scoring tool that can help you know how well your Scouting unit supports its LGBTQ gay members.  Add up the total point from the items below. The goal is to score a total of 10 points. No matter where you score, tell your story in the comments below about where your Troop, Pack or Post, District or Council currently scores, and what your plans are to increase your score in future. For extra credit, propose other things that could help your unit score an 11! (See This Is Spinal Tap to know more about that, lol!).

If your unit is:
abusive to LGBTQ score minus 1 point
neutral to LGBTQ  score 1 point
desires to be LGBTQ friendly score 1 point
knows how to be LGBTQ friendly score 1 point
displays LGBTQ friendly patches/signs score 1 point
makes public LGBTQ-friendly statements in policy statements score 1 point
makes public LGBTQ-friendly statements in press statements score 1 point
has LGBTQ youth members score 1 point
has LGBTQ adult members score 1 point
publishes names of gay members score 1 point
publicly participates with banners, etc. in Pride and other gay-specific events score 1 point

Score:

If you are really excited about this, and want to get your Troop, Pack or Post listed on a public registry of Inclusive Scouting Units, visit this link to find out more: Scout Pride Inclusive Units.

Click this link to order Inclusive Scouting patches.

So....how did your unit score?