Re: Something to Chew on-Reply
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 11:55:05 -0400
On Oct 27, 1995 09:14:36, '"Jim Miller Sr." <JJMSR@AOL.COM>' wrote:
>In a message dated 95-10-26 09:23:32 EDT, I wrote:
>>However, I am not sure how much of a threat to the boys this
>>particular boy would be, assuming he is guilty, since what he is accused
>>is molesting someone's younger sister. I am not sure that this implies
>>threat to young boys.
>Other than the threat of setting an example for them to follow thinking
>is alright to impose your will on weaker individuals.
I certainly agree with you about the potential negative example. However,
my reference was to the implication that, if he were to remain active and
attend camping trips, the troop would have to take extraordinary security
precautions to protect the other boys. I think that this suggestion
bordered on the paranoid and, if the leaders truly felt that level of
threat to the safety of the other Scouts the only real option would be to
not allow the boy to attend at all. His attendance and treatment as an
outcast or other "different" type of individual would probably be the worst
possible thing for him and, in the long run, the unit. Just MHO.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City