The Winston-Salem Journal   Friday, October 11, 2002 p. B2


Rally to protest Boy Scout policy will get under way today


A rally will be held this weekend to protest a Boy Scout policy that allows the exclusion of openly gay youth from membership in the organization.


The Scouting For All Rally Winston-Salem 2002 begins today. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road. The rally will continue with a silent protest from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in front of the offices of the local chapter of the Boy Scouts at 6600 Silas Creek Parkway.


The closing reception will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.


The rally is sponsored by Replacements, Ltd. of Greensboro and the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem.


The rally is being held in conjunction with the National Rally Week of Scouting For All, a national effort to try to get the Scouts to change the policy.


For more information, call 995-6353.


Transcribed to computer file December 9, 2005.