Re: Eagle help requested: religious preference
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 7 Dec 1995 11:03:31 -0500
I suppose your scout is in the position of "my parents are Catholic, but
I don't know what I believe in." Not an uncommon position.
I suppose I'd advise him to be prepared to discuss how he lives the 12th
point of the Scout Law. What does it mean to him? I don't have any
problems with someone who is "unchurched" becoming an Eagle. It just may
take more thought on his part about what the 12th point means to him. He
can't just say, "Yes. I'm reverent. My parents make me go to Mass on
Christmas and Easter." and be done with it.
Part of the moral development that should go along with being Eagle is
being able to make some sense out of the gray areas of life. This is one
of them. Any fool can tell white from black.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City