Saturday, May 4, 2013

Scouts for Equality: “Old Scout” Bikes 1800 Miles for Equality

Today, Eagle Scout Dave McGrath and his son, Army Specialist Joe McGrath, who has just returned from serving in Kuwait, begin an incredible journey that will take them 1800 miles from their home in Idaho to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Meeting in Irving, Texas. This entire journey will be done by bicycle and with the sole purpose of demonstrating their support for ending discrimination in the Boy Scouts.

“For 25 years I was silent on this issue but this old scout promises to be silent no more,” said 48 year-old Dave McGrath. “I leave today with a purpose to see this shameful policy overturned and in support of a stronger Boy Scouts organization that is inclusive and accepting of all Scouts and Scoutmasters.”

Read more here.

You can also read my previous post about Boy Scouts of America could lift gay ban for youth members.

McGrath bike team

Bike Journey


  1. Ohmigosh - look how fat I looked... this was in front of my house with Joe at the outset.

  2. I'm honored that you read my post. I admire your feat and commitment for equality. I hope BSA stops discrimination and accepts we are all equal. Very grateful!