Mon, 6 Oct 1997 00:41:32 -0700
"Even with chance of less than
millions to one ...
If you agree with me here, then the
million to one chance that an HIV leader..."
I don't necessarily buy that statement. What are the chances of a boy
getting injured on any given BS outing? How many boys have died while
doing somewhat risky activities? Do you suggest we discontinue caving,
rock climbing, hiking, camping, cooking and all the rest? If BS did not
take due care to minimize injuries during activities, yes, I think the
activities should stop. However, with caution and education and
equipment we can keep the boys pretty safe.
I think the same applies to HIV. It is not the same as encephilitis and
actually is not as communicable. Education, caution and equipment
should allow this man to work on some level with the troop. I feel
badly for any Scouters on this list who are HIV+ and have to listen to
some of the uneducated statements being made. No wonder he didn't want
to reveal his situation (although I do think he should have). And as
was pointed out, in many states it is not required - protected even.
So, no, I don't agree with your premise, therefore the rest of the
argument doesn't hold water for me.
Clare Cheney Zimmermann
Older Girl Cluster: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/8784
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City