Re: Pregnant scouts...
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Fri, 1 Jul 1994 16:52:00 EDT
>We have had a pregnant Explorer in our Post. There's really no story to
>tell. For a while she wore a larger uniform blouse, then she had a baby boy.
Sounds like the way that it should be dealt with.
>The only restrictions that were placed on her activity were those determined
>by the medical community.
This is I presume her doctor?
>As to marital status, that is not - as I recall - a question asked on the
>youth registration form. Therefore it is irrelevant.
Are BSA's membership requirements (AKA the 3Gs) specifically asked about
on the form? Who answers these questions on the form? I presume that
parents fill it out for Tiger Cubs and Cubs (I wouldn't want to try
to explain enough about Homosexuality to a Tiger Cub to get a legal answer)
OTOH, for a 16 yr old Boy Scout, he may have decided he is Gay and not told
>If you go beyond those thoughts, you may be seen as discriminatory.
I think that BSA would be (if it wanted) to put in a requirement that
any explorer or leader less than 2 months to term would not be able to
go on any physically demanding activity. The Roller Coaster people
can do it(I think), BSA should be able to.
None of these statements are intended to argumentative, if they seem that
way I apologize.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City