Tue, 25 Sep 1990 14:38:00 MST
Per the suggestion by Paul Perry, here it is straight from the Adult
"Declartion of Religious Principle
The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best
kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God and, therefore,
recognizes the religious element in the training of the member, but it is
absolutely non-sectarian in its attitude toward that religious training.
Its policy is taht the home and the organization or group with which the
member is connected shall give definite attention to religious life. Only
persons willing to subscribe to this declaration of religious principle and
to the bylaws of the Boy Scouts of America shall be entitled to
certificates of leadership."
After you read this two or three times it starts to become understandable,
unless you are a lawyer.
The troop I participate with is also Catholic. In the troop we have one
Jew and a mix of different Christian Secs. The church does ask us to
participate in their good turn projects such as a program they call FOOD
SHARE. This program is not limited to the memebers of the chruch and any
one who gives volunteer time to the community can participate in the
purchase of discounted food. We usually help with the distribution of the
Beyond that, the church asks nothing from us and gives us a place to meet
with Air Conditioning (important here in Tucson).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City