Re: Chief Scout Exec.
James F. Van Hecke Jr. (jvanhecke@LANL.GOV)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 09:15:02 -0600
I've been reading most of the posts regarding Jere Radcliff,
and many seem to be questioning his integrity, sanity, etc.
Jere did not become the Chief Scout Executive because he is
an unqualified clown. Some of you have questioned whether
he should resign or whether he has failed the movement by
not exhibiting all the values and virtues of the Scout Oath
and the Scout Law. Some of you seem to have already put on
your black robes and sworn yourselves in as judge and jury,
based solely on some preliminary reports. That is not very
"Scout" like, and we shouldn't be so quick to presume guilt.
Let the system work. If he is guilty, then the National
Executive Board will have some decisions to make. If he
isn't guilty, then he will not have been tried, convicted
and hung by a vigilante group of overly righteous Scouters.
We, too, should remember to be Trustworthy, LOYAL, HELPFUL,
FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, KIND, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean and reverent. We should be there for Jere, not
Jim Van Hecke - I used to be an Owl, and I'll always be an Eagle
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