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End Anti-Gay Policy in Boy Scouts: A Solidarity Hike with Tim Griffin

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Date:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Dr. Prof. Timothy Tim-Tim Timmy G, esq. III
Email:
Location Details:
Golden Empire Council Office
251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

Tim Griffin was fired from Camp Winton BSA where he had worked 9 years as an inspiring and enthusiatic counselor days after Boy Scout executives re-affirmed their anti-gay membership stance. The reason given was "dress code violation" but obviously he was singled out among similar violations by many of the staff. As a result 10 other staffers walked out alongside Tim's termination.

There has been tension building for decades now, and this appears to be the spilling point with national attention towards the shape of scouting to come to be determined.

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This event is a petition delivery. We will be meeting up at the county offices. We will be printing out all the signatures of the petition and hand delivering them right to the front desk. We might have a meeting set up with the council offices as well to figure out a solution. There will be media coverage and opportunity for our message to be heard.

[link to the petition]:
http://www.change.org/scoutscamp

There are dozens of eagle scouts returning their eagle awards, of which I am adding along with their statements to the petitions. If you would like to return your award or add your own statement then please let me know!

If you have any questions feel free to send me an email at griffinly3 [at] gmail.com
Added to the calendar on Thu, Aug 9, 2012 11:01PM

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by Davey
I worked with Tim at Winton. He was a light of that camp. Spirits work through each other there, and those turned to anger when we discovered he was gone.
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