Re: Removing a leader
John A. Clow (HAYICU2@AOL.COM)
Sun, 5 Oct 1997 12:23:32 -0400
Just my two cents.
Currently, hear in Florida, we are under an encephalitis warning. Last
weekend I had a WEBELOS Leader Outdoor Training scheduled. Our medical
advisor advised "No overnight camping ... Even with chance of less than
millions to one that that one particular mosquito carried encephalitis and
millions to one that that mosquito would bite one of my leaders we shouldn't
take that one chance". We sent the trainee Leaders home for the night and
they all reported back the next morning.
This weekend our BS Camporee has was cancelled for that same reason.
I feel that this is sound advice. If you agree with me here, then the
million to one chance that a HIV leader would infect just one boy is not an
acceptable risk and the Sponsor organization and/or the BSA should get off of
this particular politically correct platform. Thank him and release the
leader or for a different approach, why can't you move him to a different
position in the troop?
It all depends upon his abilities but, maybe, he can be a great help on the
committee level with restricted boy contact.
Let's face it, the Scout Law covers all the areas for compassion, such as
LOYAL to a fellow scout, HELPFUL (concerned about other people), FRIENDLY (A
Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts.), KIND (He treats
others as he wants to be treated.), and BRAVE (A Scout can face danger even
if he is afraid.)
This could be a great opportunity to show what these adults are made of.
Thanks for listening, just my opinion.
Vice Chairman Cub Leader Training
Central Florida Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City