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United Methodist Scouting Agencies Applaud Pro-Boy Scout Supreme Court Decision

RE: U.S. Supreme Court decision
BSA v. James Dale

Nashville, TN - The General Commission on United Methodist Men joins with the Boy Scouts of America in welcoming the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, BSA v. James Dale.

It is important to the BSA and our church that private organizations retain the right to define their leadership criteria.

We encourage all local United Methodist churches to reach out to youth in their communities by offering scouting as a youth ministry and to continue to recruit leaders who reflect the traditional values of our church.

We consider all persons to be of sacred worth and we will continue to work with BSA in its leadership needs.

A Further Reply to Supreme Court decision in the Dale vs. BSA case.

The National Association of United Methodist Scouters (NAUMS) is an association of youth and adult leaders in the United Methodist church and in the program areas of the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Campfire Boys and Girls, and 4-H who care deeply about the children and youth of our communities. As such, we support the programs and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. NAUMS will work with BSA and the General Commission on United Methodist Men to provide assistance to the thousands of United Methodist churches that charter BSA units as they comply with the decision of the Supreme Court. We are confident that United Methodist churches and BSA will continue to provide quality, character based programs for the children and youth of our communities.

NAUMS website www.naums.org

Craig L. Adams
Weidman United Methodist Church
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