Re: BSA Policy and Politics
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 13:29:08 -0400
John Pannell wrote:
> Yes, we may appear at civic occassions with political leaders. However we
> are not supposed to appear in uniform at campaign events. IMO, the
> appearance of Scouts at both conventions were violations of this.
>The appearance last night at the Democratic Convention was for the presentation
of the colors and the singing of the National Anthem. As soon as Aretha Frankli
finished her stirring rendition of that piece, the Scouts retired the colors off
stage. Whether this use of the boys constitutes a violation of policy, I don't
know, but IMHO, the context was a long way from advocacy of a political party
position. I think it was a well done display of patriotism.
And no matter WHAT your politics, you just GOTTA love the spirit that Aretha
brings to that tune.
ASM Troop 10, EA Ship 10
South Florida Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City