Re: What would you do?
Blaine S Nay (b.nay.scouts-l@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 10:37:23 -0700
On Mon, 31 Aug 1998 11:48:03 -0400 "Filis, Gregory" <gfilis@HARRIS.COM>
>I have had a situation come up which I would like to hear from the
>the list about. It seems one of my previous scouts who earned Eagle
>turning 18. has returned after a 6 mo. absense wanting to "help" with
>Oh yes, and he also has a form I can sign which will get him college
>community service. He had always been something of a goof-off (I was
>he finished his Eagle). Now he has bright blonde (yellow) hair, a stud
>tongue, a nipple ring and an earring. I am finding it very difficult to
>overlook all of this and give him a chance to influence the boys in the
>mean, is this setting the example I would like an Eagle Scout to
>What would you do?
>Greg Filis, SM Troop 57, Palm Bay, FL
I'd never reject anyone who qualifies (ie meets BSA standards for
leadership) and who has a sincere desire to serve.
He'd need a careful indoctrination in the Aims and Methods of Scouting so
he'd understand his role and impact. If he understands how important his
behavior and appearance affects others, he might grow up a bit. At the
very least, he needs to know how his Scoutmaster feels about the needs of
his scouts - and why.
At the very least, perhaps he could do something on the Troop Committe.
He would be in a place where he could be helpful without distracting the
Blaine S Nay, Silverdale, Washington, USA
I used to be a Buffalo, SE-350-83
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