NOT again with more court battles
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 18 May 1993 09:48:30 EDT
What does it cost to KEEP those limited number of young boys
out of the scouting program? What would it cost to allow them
to participate under the condition that they and the parents
sign a statment that they recognised the priciples of the scout
Oath and LAW? Maybe on a 12 month temporary basis?
In otherwords reach out to those that might still want to
participate in the program. MOST Churches welcome those
that do not "believe" to come and SEE for themselves. Not
that you can be a FULL member of a Church until to accept
the priciples, but you are invited to attend while you decide.
Just a thought. Not that BSA should start a MISSION or
anything, but maybe after the exposure of the boy and his
family to the pricples of scouting for a year, they could
accept and undertand the importance of those principles?
After the 12 months, they could then decide to either
fully accept the priciples of the program, or leave.
I fully support BSA principles, and the oath and the LAW.
It just seems to me that we are spending too much time and
money on leagal costs to keep young people out of the program.
After all, it is one thing to SAY that you have a belief in
the princples of the Scout Oath and LAW, it is a completly
seperate issue to LIVE the example of those principles.
Don Izard, I still don't understand it all
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City