Scouts dropping out along the way
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Fri, 2 Apr 1993 06:06:10 EST
quoting From: E. C. HALE ARTHALE%EKU.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu
> God forbid that I should have to deal with a boy scout that "brings his
> 'partner' (female)" into the troop... I would hate to be named as party
> to a paternity suit. This is not an unreasonable concern in the litigious
> society I inhabit.
If that's a real possibility in your Troop or area, you've got a lot more
problems than you think... and the trouble isn't the girls.
Do your school teachers have trouble with paternity suits because Scouts
have their girl friends in the same math class with them? or the same Sunday
School class? or the same science club at the "Y"?
Give it a rest. I'm all for reasonable arguements on both side of the co-ed
Scouting issues, but this is a little off base. I've been the COR of a co-ed
Explorer Post for 3 years now, and there has never been the slightest
trouble social or sexual among the Post members (who are a lot more likely
to want to get "involved" than are Scout aged youth).
What society do you inhabit anyway that you're worried about this, at the
expense of establishing a quality program for our youth?
(not a flame, believe me... this is toned down a lot from what I wrote the
first time and didn't send <g>)
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