Monmouth Council Family:
Yesterday morning, the National President of the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Robert Gates, addressed our entire movement on the status of his key initiatives over the past year. As part of those remarks, he discussed the national membership standards in regards to adult volunteers.
There has been no change at this time in Scouting’s policy regarding its criteria for adult volunteers.
Dr. Gates has asked the national executive board to examine the current policy and determine if and when any change would be prudent for the movement. There is no timetable for this review.
As a fellow volunteer, I ask that you join me in keeping ourselves focused on what matters most: providing the best quality Scouting experience to as many young people in Central New Jersey as we possibly can.
More information will become available on this issue as the national executive board looks at it, and I will work with our Scout Executive to keep you and the entire council family informed. If you receive any questions on this matter from concerned families, community members, or the press, please direct them to our Scout Executive, Michael Mahon.
Thank you, on behalf of thousands of young people in Central New Jersey, for all that you do.