Re: Homosexual Scouting
Bob Snyder (SNYDERR@DUVM.BITNET)
Tue, 28 May 1991 19:06:09 EST
On Tue, 28 May 1991 15:37:44 CST David D. Miller said:
>This morning, David B. O'Donnell wrote:
>> BSA should be actively encouraged to end its discriminatory policies.
>I strongly disagree with this point of view. I don't know exactly what
>the BSA's 'expressive goals' are, but they are based on the ideas of
>B-P. In the UK, the equivalent goals are stated as Rule 1 of the
>"Policy, Organisation and Rules" of the Scout Association:
> "The Aim ... is to encourage the physical, mental and spiritual
> development of young people so that they may take a constructive
> place in society."
>All mention of Scout training, getting outdoors, working with others,
>etc., is relegated to Rule 2.
>Everything depends on your view of a "constructive place in society". I
>would expect a standard definition to include having a wife/husband
>and 2 or 3 healthy children to carry on the ideals of Scouting/Guiding
>to the next generation.
Ummmmm, excuse me? Does this imply that if I don't get married or if
for some reason I am unable to have children I cannot be "constructive" towards
society? If anything, I would expect that being constructive would involve not
having many children to lessen the burden on an already overpopulated world.
I know of many scouters who are single, and prefer it that way. I think I
would have to disagree with your concept of "constructive."
-------Bob Snyder, Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 115, Wolcott, NY
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