Seeking non-religious, inclusive scout type organization
My kindergartener is very interested in nature, hiking, and animals. We went to a cub scouts info session and he was interested in joining. However, I am concerned about being a part of an organization that does not have more firm anti-discrimination policies (the troop we looked into does, but BSA allows religious-based troops to exclude LGBTQ members), as well as the scout oath requiring a pledge to serve god, as we are atheists.
I love the community service and respect for nature, as well as the fun of scouting, but am less enthused about the other aspects. I’ve looked into various other scouting organizations but haven’t actually found any groups in the nearby area - we are in San Leanrdo, close to the Oakland border.
Any leads? We’d also be interested in a Universalist Unitarian based scouts group, as they actively engage the scouts in becoming more progressive and don’t require a religious oath.
Thank you for any help!