Re: What's On My Mind Tonight
Jim McCullars (JIM@UAHIS1.UAH.EDU)
Wed, 27 Oct 1993 16:00:00 CST
Thought I'd toss in a few replies to the "thoughts du jour"!
--> Which raises the question: Why are the Boy Scouts behind the curve on
--> this issue? I regularly hear that Boy Scout principles are designed to
--> reflect mainstream American values. It may be news to the folks in
I think the confusion lies in that Boy Scout principles are designed to
reflect *traditional* American values.
--> At Levi Strauss, all employees are required to attend cultural diversity
--> training, and managers can lose 30% of their bonus and merit increase if
--> their peers and subordinates do not perceive them to be living up to the
--> company's stated values -- even if they have been exceptionally
--> successful at meeting their business goals! If Boy Scouting persists in
I find that somehwat ironic. Levi Strauss (whose products I have ceased
buying, BTW) finds it perfectly acceptable (as do I) to take punitive
action against those whom they feel do not conform to their "stated
values", but find the Boy Scouts' practice of doing same to be
--> possible a gay person could want to get into scouting for camping,
--> backpacking, brotherhood, and a sincere, earnest desire to help young
--> men be their best.
But not necessarily in that order, I hope!
--> year-old daughter, and my wife and I trust them implicitly (which is
--> more than we can say for some of the high-school girls who have watched
--> Another paranoid bias we must overcome.
I would not characterize your distrust of high-school girls as "paranoid
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City