Re: Physically/Sexually Abused Scouts
Jan Eldridge (JEE143@AOL.COM)
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:35:57 -0400
I can sympathize with your past history with abuse,
but by denying these boys the opportunity to join
scouts, are you not punish the boy for something
that happened to them that they had no control over.
These kids have already been through a lot or they
would not have been taken out of their homes.
Maybe they need something like scouts to show
them that all families are bad. You troop could
become the family they do not have now.
I know it is a hard decision, as you have to look
out for the best interest of the troop. Is there no
way you could get an adult from the place they
are staying to attend the meeting with them?
With all the flaming going on right now, please
know that this is not from someone that is not
feeling the pressure that must be under.
You will be in all our prayers in helping you
decide what to do.
Jan SR39 "I used to be an EAGLE"
ASM Troop 237 Brotherhood
Youth Protection Instructor
Cape Fear Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City