Bob Morehead (rmorehead@NLS.NET)
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 09:11:47 -0400
OK, quite uncharacteristically, I was going to mind my own business and
leave the nudist thread alone. But, doggone it, Rik, you went and
rattled my cage! ;)
>If you are concerned about the
>nudists as scout leaders, listen to this! One of the best Cubmasters,
>most active leaders, and winner of our District Award of Merit for 1996
>is one of our towns best strippers, and best looking too. Talk about
>showing Scout Spirit!
While she may be showing a great deal, I submit that she is NOT showing
Scout Spirit! Scouting exists to teach three things: Duty to God, Duty
to Country (Others) and Duty to Self. By prancing about in various
stages of undress, she fails to demonstrate each of these and is
therefor and incompetent role model for young men. She fails in the
Duty to God -- Duh!
Duty to Country (Others) -- By choosing a profession whereby she
deliberately incites lust in a bunch of men who belong home with their
Duty to Self -- Where is her self respect? I once spoke to a pretty
young woman who was offered $1,000.00 a week to do this. She turned
them down. Has this woman sold her self-respect for a fat paycheck?
Don't tell me she needs this job because she can't find another! CNN
and the Akron Beacon Journal tell me weekly that the labor market is
wide open! No, she probably can't get another job for that kind of
money, but what is her pride and moral integrity worth?
Before I get accused of self-righteous demagoguery, let me say that I
know what the Bible tells about judging others. But it also says that
we must lovingly admonish the sinner (i.e. point out their fault). It
elsewhere says that it would be better if a man were tossed into the sea
with a millstone around his neck than to lead a child astray! We have
to look at the big picture: what kind of person do we want as a role
model for our Cubs?
"What does your Cubmaster do for a living, Timmy?"
"She gets naked for a bar full of drunks!"
I have no son. But if I did, I would not want this woman as his
As I said a couple of months ago: In order for the program to work, the
person modeling the character should have some.
ASM, Troop 381
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City