Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: beating in Wyo.
Re: beating in Wyo.
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 11:33:37 -0700
Rik Bergethon wrote:
> That unfortunate incident, the beating and (now death) of a
> gay college student, never mentioned anything about the
> accused attacker being an Eagle Scout. Being so close to the
> action, it was front page stuff here in Colorado. Never once
> in the local reports or in the AP reports did I see any
> mention of the attackers' past affiliations. Two young men
> kidnapped the student and two young women are accused of
> aiding them after the crime by hiding their bloody clothes.
> But not one mention of scouts or scouting. Somebody back
> east has added something to the story.
> Rik Bergethon
> Pueblo, CO
The story has been posted here and elsewhere. There is quite a storm
raging over on rec.scouting.issues, if you're into that sort of
Your Scout Executive received a communication from National earlier this
week on dealing with the PR aspect of this horrible crime if it should
become a Scouting issue in your community.
John Conley <email@example.com>
Arrowhead District Commissioner
Finger Lakes Council (NY)
*Better to build boys than mend men*