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Boy Scouts of America - Alamo Area Council statement

"Today, a representative from the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council received a petition from Scouts for Equality and the Freeman family.  Scouting represents millions of youth and adult members in diverse communities across the nation. We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and value the freedom of everyone to express their opinion.

"The BSA believes every child deserves the opportunity to be a part of Scouting and we do not seek to discuss the sexual preference of our adult volunteer leaders.  Scouting remains focused on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth development and leadership program."

Angel Martinez, communications marketing director of BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - Alamo Area Council