Steve Sousa "not a flame" remarks
E. C. HALE (ARTHALE@EKU.BITNET)
Fri, 2 Apr 1993 17:53:49 -0500
My apologies to those on the list who don't care for this contretemps.
I would have responded to your remarks privately if I were able.
However, I cannot access compuserve from my account.
FIRST: I hope you recognize this as humor.
A POEM TO STEVE
If the message you sent wasn't a flame
And public relations is your game
Look in the classifieds, 'way in the back
'Cause you need a new job, driving a hack!
SECOND: Please read my posting again (at least the part you quoted).
You will see that I clearly referred to boy scouts, NOT explorers. You
should also note that I used the phrase "party to" not, "corespondent"
when referring to paternity suits. As to what society I inhabit; it's
the good old "I'm gonna sue" U.S.A. I count several lawyers among my
friends and they say that a good torts person can find wrong-doing and
culpability in just about any human activity. Yes, there have been a
few instances of legal shennagins which I've been involved in (tangentially)
in the getting on to thirty years I've been in scouting. The scoutmaster
that served before me in my troop was threatened with legal action by a
father over a minor dustup his son had with other scouts on his way home
after a meeting. This instance was not resolved amicably.
THIRD: Re. Eve, I don't personally have problems with young women in
exploring. I'm currently Post Advisor and Faculty Representative to
Post 379, Eastern Kentucky University - we have women in the post.
However, another local post recently was nearly denied its sponsorship
because of a boyfriend/girlfriend problem. Again, the resolution was not
amicable. I am definitely not in favor of girls in scout troops.
FOURTH: There's no way to sugarcoat this. I hope you didn't mean it
the way I understand it, but I bitterly resent the implication of your
statement ". . . that you're worried about this, at the expense of
establishing a quality program for our youth . . ."
An effective, quality, program is what I assume all scouters strive for.
I would like to be included as one who so strives.
Finally; if I find the time, I'll try to respond to some of the other
postings on the list, but life keeps intruding on scouting.
Yours in Scouting, Carroll Hale (SM T-118)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City