The Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America is a community of Scouts, volunteers, and staff that strive to live the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law every day.
The BSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
The Boy Scouts of America promotes a culture where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds communities where every person feels respected and valued.
Leading by example and encouraging each other to live by the values expressed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, we welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.
Hawk Mountain BSA DEI Position Statement
Hawk Mountain BSA does not discriminate against any patron, guest, or employee based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, or other human identities. We actively welcome diversity and promote inclusivity of all.
DEI Code of Conduct
- Use respectful language.
- Be supportive.
- Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.
- Celebrate diversity.
All Hawk Mountain Council, BSA leaders, directors, staff, board members, and scouts are expected to apply the DEI Code of Conduct uniformly to help recognize the impact that their words and actions can have on other people.
Citizenship in Society Merit Badge
Citizenship in Society is a new merit badge that is required for the rank of Eagle Scout as of July 1, 2022. The emphasis of Citizenship in Society is for Scouts to explore ways to live the Scout Oath and Scout Law. This merit badge is different. There will be no merit badge book and there is no “correct” answer for any of the requirements. To learn more about the badge, please click Citizenship in Society Merit Badge
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) / Did You Know Moments
The Hawk Mountain Council, BSA has incorporated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) / Did You Know Moments into our Board meetings, staff meetings, and Joint Council Committee meetings to encourage continued learning and thoughtfulness about Diversity – Equity – Inclusion – Belonging. Please use this idea list: DEIB – Did You Know Moments to begin adding DEIB / Did You Know moments to committee meetings, troop meetings, pack meetings, and more. There are a variety of ideas in the document, and they vary in length to accommodate different meeting schedules. If you have more moments to add to the list, please share them with DEIB staff advisor, Ann Brugger [email protected].
Hawk Mountain Council DEI Taskforce
Thank you to our Council DEI Taskforce for completing their work on preparing their recommendations to the Executive Board on our DEI Goals. Our Taskforce was led by Gail Landis, Council DEI Chair and Board Member, Susan Looney, RACC President, Dr. Yamil Sanchez Rivera, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Reading School District, David Turner, Regional Manager External Affairs, First Energy, Lisa Wilder, VP of District Operations, Mike Robinson, Executive Director of Community & Fan Development, Reading Fightin Phils, Missy Orlando, Executive Director Business & Partnership Development, Alvernia and Ann Brugger, Development Director and Staff Advisor.