Re: It's a religious thing.
Mon, 9 Dec 1991 17:46:00 EDT
First, If the BSA officaly does not reconignise the awards then why
is there such a push for scouts to get them by ALL of scouting. Also
why are there knots for the religious award? The name of our fine
orginization is the Boy Scouts of America, right? Now, I would hope
that everyone would agree when I say that America is a PRIMARILY
christan country. I think 60 somthing precent(I think I may be off a
little) these enclude,but are not limited to Mormonism, Cathliocism,
Protistism, and many more. The other big religion is Judisim(sp). All
of these are well represented. The scouts try to conform to the pepole
of their area. In the bible belt I am shure that a big number of the
DE's are baptist and in the north east catholic, In Salt Lake City
Mormon. Where in "God's" green earth are you all getting Buddhism,
Hendusim, Zoroastrianism, Druidism, And.....Deistsim....no doubt the
worship of the family dentist(<---Just a joke) I hope I did not offend
and Deists on the list. But That is my point, There are not mant Deists
in the US to offend.Therefore the BSA offers no award for them. The BSA lets
the pepole pick witch religions are represented and witch are not.
If some one wants to start an award for Hendusim then start one...
But I am shure they would ask what presentage of Boy Scouts are
Hendu(sp) I would not believe many. I also feel you are incorrect Mike,
If I understand you correctly you say the BSA does not officaly reconigize
any religious award. Why do they have them in the Handbook. You are
putting the awards in the same catorgory as a unit award. Right???
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City