Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: new issue in MO
Re: new issue in MO
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 10:43:32 -0700
Jason Cruse wrote:
> I just heard on the radio this afternoon that there has been an issue over
> Turet's Syndrome in a troop here in Missouri.
> Apparently there was some discussion about whether or not a troop would
> allow an 11 year-old to remain in the troop, because he was so disruptive.
> The committee decided (rightly, in my opinion) to allow him to remain. In
> response, the parents of 5 of the 6 other boys have pulled their boys from
> the troop.
> Does anyone have any further information?
We are sure to hear more about this, since it was in an AP story in
yesterday's newspaper, and the Scout, his parents, and the recently-
resigned Scoutmaster were all on the Today show this morning.
The AP story, I felt, had a slant that the big bad Boy Scouts were
picking on a misunderstood youth. On the other hand, on the Today
show, the Scoutmaster claimed that this was about several behavior
problems, and wasn't as simple as the parents wanted us to think.
So, about all we know for sure about this story is that we don't know
much. Apparently there are two sides to this story (surprise!), and I
hope we can avoid being judgemental unless and until we know more.
John Conley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arrowhead District Commissioner
Finger Lakes Council (NY)
*Better to build boys than mend men*