8. Derek Nance, a gay former Eagle Scout, started the petition and has updated the page with a statement:
VICTORY: Four days and 62,000 petition signatures after Eagle Scout Derek Nance launched his Change.org campaign, pop superstars Carly Rae Jepsen and Train, who were scheduled to headline the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree this July, publicly denounced the Boy Scouts of America’s discriminatory policy banning gay youth and parents.
9. The Boy Scouts Of America have released a statement:
“We appreciate everyone’s right to express an opinion and remain focused on delivering a great Jamboree program for our Scouts,” said Deron Smith, Director of Public Relations for the Boy Scouts Of America.
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