PUCKHABER,WILLIAM JAY (gt5956a@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Wed, 29 May 1991 11:31:32 -0400
It seems to me that the BSA was not meant to be a medium for teaching boys
about sexuality. It seems to me that it does not matter what your sexuality is
when leading a scout troop. If you are worried about a homosexual approaching
a boy in the troop, what makes him any different from a female scout leader
approaching a boy. Neither is appropriate.
Most of the female adult leaders I know are of college age and some of which
are accused regularly of joining troops to seduce little boys (my girlfriend
is one of them.) What is so different about the appropriateness of these two
different but "real" situations (female and homosexual leaders.)
Should we ban women from being active in the BSA? I think that would be a
step backwards and should be avoided. And if the situation of homosexuals is
similar to that of women then we should also not prevent them from taking an
active role in Scouting.
If "being open" about their sexuality means making passes at the boys in
the troop, then it should not be tolerated from anyone.
PS It looks like I'll be back at Philmont as Conservation Projects Crew Foreman.
See you there!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City