Re: Confederate Flag
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Mon, 2 Sep 1996 00:15:54 -0400
Roger Kent, from the United Kingdon was in the south this summer and recently
inquired on Scouts-K about the status pf the Confederate Flag
The Confederate Battle Flag is incorporated into the designs of two state
flags, Mississippi and my own state of Georgia. Additionally the State
Legislature of Alabama and South Carolina choose to fly the flag deneath the
state flag. In all cases this display has generated controversy and debate.
Regarded by many as source of souther heritage and history, the flag has
been co-opted by hate groups and has been used as a symbol of repression &
violence against minorities, particularly the African-American community.
The official position of the Boy Scouts is that none of our patches should
incorporate the actual battle flag and terms like "Dixie Fellowship" are
discouraged. Both sides of the argument can make valid points and I
anticipate that the debate will continue for many years.
Flint River Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City