Re: The wearing of jewelry
Bruce Major (major@GATOR.NET)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 23:27:53 -0400
"Man judges by appearances. God judges the heart."
I just gotta stand with God on issues like this....
SM, Troop 84
> From: Doug Adams <adamsdo@RADIKS.NET>
> The point that I was trying to get across is that what a boy does on his
> own time is just that - if boys in a scout's peer group wear earrings,
> and he feels he has to have one to be accepted, what right have we to
> interefere? We don't choose his friends, or tell him what to wear to
> school, or direct his personal life. That's for his parents.
> However, what he does in Scouts should reflect postively. Anyone in a
> uniformed organization (Police, Fire Department, Scouts) must be
> prepared to make certain sacrifices in order to represent themselves and
> their organization favorably to outside parties. There's a reason it's
> called a "standard".
> I'm not so narrow minded that I just assume that every boy with an
> earring is a "bad kid". But I'm not everybody else. And it is human
> nature to prejudge (ugly fact but true).
> Doug Adams
> Cubmaster, Pack 27
> Bellevue, NE
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