The Connecticut Yankee Council welcomes all the region's scouts to the "Boy Scouts of America Standards - A Town Hall Meeting."
The gathering starts at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave.
"As you may be aware, the National Council Executive Board has been reviewing some of our national membership standards. Recently, the National Council Executive Board decided, after careful consideration and recognition of the complexity of this issue, to extend the deliberation period and the dialogue within the Scouting family," according to letter released recently from Council President Michael Abrahamson and Scout Executive Charles L. Flowers.
"To that end, the National Executive Board has directed its committees and local Councils to engage representatives ofScouting's family and listen to their perspectives and concerns. This will assist in the development of a specific resolution that the 1,400 voting members of the National Council will take action on at the May 2013 national meeting."
The letter asks attendees to "follow the Scout oath and law: demonstrate that you are friendly, courteous and kind in your words. We recognize that there are many views on the topics - however, we can disagree among ourselves without being disagreeable."
Only "members of our Scouting Family" will be allowed to speak out, the letter states.
If you are unable to attend this Town Hall session and would like to share your perspective regarding this topic, please click here: http://scouting.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0lecWOay3bPbczP.