Re: Something to Chew on-Reply
Tue, 24 Oct 1995 10:15:35 MST
"As most of you are now aware, I have had first hand experience with
boys who have been charged with Rape etc. I asked for your
comments about taking away an Eagle and your input has helped me
My first time through this process was very tough emotionally. I didn't
want to offend anyone, especially the boy or his parents. The thing I
forgot was, the safety and welfare of the other boys is the most
important thing. If the offender and his parents are offended by you
taking action to protect the others, that's just too bad. I will take every
action necessary to protect my other boys in the future.
I also need to be sensitive to the offender and his parents. The scouting
program can and is a valuable tool for boys with all sorts of problems. I
wish we lived in a perfect world, but we don't. I believe that open,
honest communication is essential to dealing with problems. Last of all,
don't forget to ask for help from a professional (counselor, scouter,
clergy, etc.) They usually have special training and expertise in this
area and can be a valuable resource."
BRAVO BRAVO. WE NEED TO PROTECT AND SUPPORT ALL CONCERNED.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City