Scouts-L Mail Archive for May of 1999: Re: Venture Democracy?
Re: Venture Democracy?
Mon, 3 May 1999 16:15:16 EDT
<< But units can limit members for various reasons. >>
I agree. But when Units limit members it is the adult leadership or the
sponsor that does so. Not the boys. The theory of boy led troops only goes
so far. If a troop voted to wear black trench coats and carry heavy
artillery, would the adult leadership or the sponsor stand by and marvel at
the results of boy leadership? I think not.
I believe the point is that Scouting is for the boys, but it is the adult's
game. We make the rules and determine who gets in. The boys get to
determine things within the scope we, as adults, give them. I simply believe
that the boys do not have the perogative to exclude other boys (or girls).
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet