Advocacy & Community Involvement
Boy Scouts of America: Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 414
Spearheaded successful national campaign to increase membership by including girls and young women in all levels of scouting in the U.S. Girls will be fully integrated into scouting beginning in 2018. He also provided support for the integration of the LBGTQ community into Scouting through resolutions and personal advocacy.
Gary is active as Staff Member for Woodbadge Adult Leadership Training, providing training for national youth leaders.
Honored with the Foot Soldiers Award at the 100th Anniversary National Conference “for enduring pursuit of justice and advocacy”. This award was given for work on behalf of the organization, particularly focused on equal employment efforts.
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
Active supporter of the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program
Recent Media Coverage
“First came acceptance of gay and transgender Scouts. Now girls can be Boy Scouts”. Los Angeles Times, 10.11.17
“Boy Scouts of America to Allow Girls to Enroll in Program” Rolling Stone 10.11.17
“In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls’ participation” Yahoo News 10.12.17
“Local Teen Thrilled At Boy Scouts Of America’s Historic Decision Allowing Girls To Join Cub Scouts” Patch.com 10.11.17