ALBANY - Three adults stood along Washington Avenue Extension Friday afternoon, outside the scout headquarters for 13 upstate counties.
"Each parent should have the opportunity to discuss those sensitive topics with their own children at the times and place of their choosing," said Jim Ault, as assistant scoutmaster with a troop in Colonie.
This was part of a coordinated demonstration effort by the group OnMyHonor.net in 40 cities to oppose changing the membership policy.
The organization's advance media material said "the policy change would foster open homosexuality among boys in the organization."
"If this resolution passes, there are many, many parents who will remove their children from the program," Ault said. "Many troops across the nation and many funding organizations may choose to pull away."