February 1, 2013
From the Desk of Carol Soelberg:
Hopefully you have given some thought to the communication that we sent on Tuesday regarding the possible change to the long-standing Boy Scouts of America policy of maintaining their values and keeping Scouts safe by restricting openly homosexual individuals from holding leadership positions. Those of you who have tried to call the Boy Scouts offices know that there are some challenges. The national BSA offices have been overwhelmed with phone calls making it a slow go to wait the 20-some rings before you reach a live person.
We contacted the BSA media personnel and were told that the best way to let your opinion be known is to email them at:
You can also reach them via this link:
Here, again, is the phone number to the BSA national office (remember, it will ring a long time):
Please be sure to put the thrust of your remarks in the subject line of all emails – due to the high volume of emails received, it is likely that that will be the only thing read. We also encourage you to contact BSA Board members. These are some of the individuals who will be making the decision; you can see their phone numbers below.
We know that you will be kind and courteous as you let them know of your feelings. If you are looking for ideas for talking points, we encourage you to re-read our last email.
We have been told that the policy change decision will be made, more than likely, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. There is still time to make phone calls and send emails.
Please take this opportunity to stand up and be counted!
President, United Families International
Select BSA Board Members:
* David L. Beck: (801) 240-1000
* R. Thomas Buffenbarger: (310) 967-4500
* Keith A. Clark: (717) 763-1121
* William F. “Rick” Cronk: (925) 283-7229
* John C. Cushman III: (904) 393-9020
* R. Michael Daniel: (412) 297-4989
* Jack D. Furst: (972) 982-8250
* T. Michael Goodrich: (205) 328-9445 ext. 200
* Earl G. Graves: (212) 242-8000
* Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.: (615) 244-1713
* Stephen Hemsley: (800) 328-5979
* Larry W. Kellner: (713) 468-4050
* Robert J. LaFortune: (918) 582-2981
* Joseph P. Landy: (212) 878-0600
* Francis R. McAllister: (406) 373-8700
* Scott D. Oki: (425) 454-2800
* Arthur F. Oppenheimer: (208) 343-4883
* Tico A. Perez: (407) 849-1235
* Robert H. Reynolds: (317) 231-7227
* Matthew K. Rose: (909) 386-4140
* Nathan O. Rosenberg: (949) 494-4553
* Roger M. Schrimp: (209) 526-3500
* Marshall M. Sloane: (781) 395-3000
* Rex W. Tillerson: (972) 444-1000
* David M. Weekley: (713) 659-8111
* Togo D. West, Jr.: (202) 775-1775