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Review for Boy Scouts Of America, Findlay, OH, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

As a Scout myself, I only later became aware that the Boy Scouts of America openly discriminate against atheists and homosexuals, and both boys and leaders - those are their "values". If those values seem appropriate to you, then by all means press on. Those were not the values I remember being taught, however. These days, there are alternatives for boys, and I recommend those alternatives unequivocally. Though I checked the box below that says "I agree to the Terms and Conditions" of this site, I find it ironic that one of those Terms/Conditions is that I may not: "use the Site to promote bigotry or discrimination against protected classes", yet this site promotes this organization which DOES do that.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

eliminate discrimination based on religion and sexual orientation

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

taught me to be more selective where I choose to volunteer

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

used

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

Role:  Volunteer & I was a member, and an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Review for Boy Scouts Of America Trust Fund, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

As an Eagle Scout myself, I only later became aware that the Boy Scouts of America openly discriminate against atheists and homosexuals, and both boys and leaders - those are their "values". If those values seem appropriate to you, then by all means press on. Those were not the values I remember being taught, however. These days, there are alternatives for boys, and I recommend those alternatives unequivocally. Though I checked the box below that says "I agree to the Terms and Conditions" of this site, I find it ironic that one of those Terms/Conditions is that I may not: "use the Site to promote bigotry or discrimination against protected classes", yet this site promotes this organization which DOES do that.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

How did you learn about this organization?

I belonged to it, unfortunately.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

Role:  General Member of the Public & I participated from Cub Scouts through becoming an Eagle Scout with Gold Palm, the Order of the Arrow, and became an Assistant Scoutmaster.