Dear Boy Scouts of America,
103 years ago the history of America was changed forever. Families were concerned that the young men of America were no longer learning about patriotism and the love of their country. Someone had the idea to gather boys together and teach them self reliance, patriotism, and survival skills. As ideas will do, this one grew. One person spoke to another who spoke to another. One thing led to another and we were given the BSA or the Boy Scouts of America. 103 years ago.
While the BSA has shied away from leaning totally on God, He is present in every bit of Scouting. He is in their oath (a Scout is Reverent) and He is in their history. Every year many great Christian boys have become men, and claimed the rank of Eagle Scout. This rank was a sign of great work and hard work. Something to attain and be proud of. I have to say, after attending a Court of Honor for Ryan's troop I decided that every guy should strive to BE an Eagle, and every girl should strive to MARRY an Eagle. :-)
But as we take our stand, know this, you have taken a heritage of Scouting from Michael - and all the other brothers who wanted to fill the shoes of those who have gone before them. From now on the salute and the kacki uniform and the green sash will be a sad reminder of compromising and the tale it leaves behind.