The on-line petition started by Haagen Daz is a good way for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike to support Christopher's efforts. However, people cannot sign the Petition if they don't know it exists. Please help spread the word by sending an email (or facebook message, if you do that) to your contacts/friends. There will be a way on your email program to pull up a list of contacts and check the ones you want to include, so this whole process takes you less than a minute to send the email to your friends.
You may also worry that you will pester your friends/contacts. Based on my experience, I will tell you that my non-beekeeper contacts were pretty enthusiastic about signing the Petition. I even had one beekeeper friend ask me to take him to help me work on my hives. (One benefit of this campaign is that it really does promote interest in bees and beekeeping.)
To make this as easy as possible, here is a form email that you can cut-and-paste into your email:
Christopher Stowell, a 13-year-old boy scout from Oklahoma, is trying to get Boy Scouts to reinstate the Beekeeping Merit Badge. As you probably know, honeybees and beekeeping are important to the food supply, and there needs to be a way to expose more young people to beekeeping. Having Boy Scouts expose young people to beekeeping would be a good start.
It would literally take a few seconds for you to help this effort. Please go to this site and sign the Petition:http://www.experienceproject.com/beepetition
Also, please forward this request to all of your contacts and friends.