Where Trustworthy and Courteous apply
Neil Lupton (EC92@AOL.COM)
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 13:47:11 -0500
Since you wanted to know where Trustworthy or Courteous comes into this
discussion, and you took it to the list....To borrow from another response:
>"...To do my duty to God... Your parents and religious leaders >teach you to
>know and love God, and the ways in which you can serve Him. >By following
>these teachings in your daily life, you do your duty to God as a
>Scout."-The Boy Scout Handbook
If they have passed their SM Conferences and BOR's up to this point without
being able to do this, they are not Trustworthy. They have not done this part
of the requirements many times over by now and are not to be trusted.
I'll additionally add, without a book to study or quote from, that Courteous
means to be accepting of others beliefs. Scouting has a set view Duty to God
and Reverence and by forcing their non-acceptance on the program I would say
they miss that one too.
Of course, thats my view after serving two years on a Council Advancment
Committee doing at least one Eagle Board per month and, in that time,
accepting 3 that were HS age boys who were in that phase of questioning their
faith. THOSE were good boards.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City