scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: 20/20: Scout leader?
Sun Nov 07 1999 - 08:15:16 CST
<<For all the good so many people do in Scouting and other organizations,
the media would rather look for a bad apple and make it reflect on all.>>
I watched the program and was annoyed by several things. Particularly, the
reporter stated that after the first allegation of abuse, the Boy Scouts,
"kicked him out." It went on to say that the gentleman went on to start his
After the commercial break, Barbara Walters felt it necessary to bring the
viewers up to speed about the "scoutmaster" that had abused his boys.
It appears to me that rather than positively stress the YPP that is in
effect, the media's agenda was to slam the BSA.
Jeff Stine, SM T-29, Martinsburg, WV