Last year about this time, I made a suggestion about starting a kids' group, a la Boy and Girl Scouts, but with a MOTU theme.

"Grayskull Guides"

I was actually serious about the idea, but think people took it as a tongue-in-cheek gag. Well, after the recent news about the BSA denying a scout his Eagle rank because he revealed he was gay, I think it's time to reconsider this. I have a 3 1/2 year old son, and although I don't want him to miss out on the experience, I'd hate for him to lose everything he worked for if he revealed he was different in any way. Yes, there are alternatives to Boy Scouts, but almost all of them are religion/faith based. The Grayskull Guides would be complete non-discriminatory with regards to race, gender, religion, handicap, sexual preference, social class, etc. The Guides would teach kids the same types of skills and values as many other groups, without the biases and prejudice brought in by religion.

I'm thinking of designing and having a badge produced to start. An "Everyday He-Ro" badge for forum members to hand out when they see a kid (or even an adult!) doing something to help someone. We can give them the badge, attached to a flyer or card with a web address telling about the Guides.