Re: Youth Protection reporting
Ken Schneider (sk@RPCI.DEMON.CO.UK)
Sun, 9 Apr 1995 10:09:26 GMT
In message <email@example.com> SCOUTS-L%TCUBVM.BITNET@uga.cc
-= I asked my Scout Exec about this, and was initially astounded to find that
-= national policy is that a scouter accused of abuse is IMMEDIATELY issued a
-= letter of separation from the program, no questions, no investigation.
So the Boy Scouts of America no longer believes in the principle,
supposedly fundamental to American justice, that one is "innocent
until proven guilty," and not the reverse. Interesting. I was
under the impression, obviously mistaken, that Scout associations
inculcated good citizenship in the people entrusted to their
guidance by acting according to the ideals of the society they
supposedly are trying to instruct others in the values of. You
know, not practicing opposite from preaching or doing as I say but
not as I do -- Scouting; the more difficult way, the high road...
A Scout acts without knowing the truth of his actions; a Scout cuts
and runs from problems, leaving others to deal with them; a Scout acts
expediently, harming others if and when necessary... no, wait, I don't
see any of these in my version of the law. Has it been revised?
=Animal Farm, Animal Farm, never through me shalt thou come to harm!=
Thanks to George Orwell (who penned that anthem a few blocks from here).
Best regards: Ken Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City