Re: Satanism within BSA ?
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Fri, 18 Oct 1991 13:56:56 EDT
On Thu, 17 Oct 1991 14:42:18 EDT Don Izard said:
> It appears as some others have heard the same kinds of "pot shots"
> I agree that this is not very widespread, but it could point out
> areas where BSA could take a closer look at what could be viewed
> as a BAD practice, such as using dead animals in ceremonies, or
> an illegal act such as using real Eagle feathers in a headress!
> Don Izard, scouter
I never seem to have the appropriate manual with me, but the official
position of the OA/BSA is that no dance or costume or action that could
give offense to the spirituality of the real indians (present or past)
be preformed. This is why snake dances or dances/costumes with masks
are generally not allowed - - the dance or mask or whatever was
originally intended to be part of their religion. The OA is not to
mimic religious dancing, costuming, speaking, .... When they do
that needs to be pointed out to the Lodge advisor or the supreme chief
of the fire immediately!
Steve , WWW 151
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