Re: Boy Scouting and Sexual Morality
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Mon, 16 Sep 1996 16:43:54 EDT
We were discussing once at a roundtable what new merit badges
we would like to see. I suggested a Safe Sex Merit Badge.
Some people thought it a great idea, some were offended.
Here in NY, parents have the option of taking kids out of
sex education lectures in school. I still think a Safe Sex
Merit Badge is feasible. It might save a life. Of course the
problem is ... what symbol do we put on the badge itself? ;)
Jonah Triebwasser, ASM, Troop 128, BSA, Rhinebeck, NY
>While we are concerned with the moral development of our youth (lying,
>proper treatment of others, verbal & emotional abuse), I find nowhere in the
>literature any reference to how we are to direct our hormone laden teen-age
>when it comes to matters of the opposite sex.
>the Scouting program could not include some training/guidelines/program that
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S. of A.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City