scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: 20/20
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Tue Nov 09 1999 - 13:32:27 CST
On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Jim Lindberg wrote:
> that they still refered to Walls as a former Scout Leader and abusing
Oh, dear. But, I'm afraid, for the rest of his life he WILL BE a "former
Scout leader." Just as Monica will be "the former White House Intern"
and Reagan will be "Former President of the US."
> the boys in "his troop." Not to mention the fact that they called his
> Pack members Boy Scouts.
Terminology which no one outside Scouts "gets". In the popular culture,
it therefore doesn't exist. (Remember you're dealing with a US
population that reads at the 8th grade level on average.)
> sensationalize this and if that's the case, they should replace Barbara
> with Geraldo or Jerry Springer.
But how many of us would have even watched if they hadn't mentioned Boy
Scouts? HOW MANY OTHER PARENTS watched *ONLY* because they mentioned Boy
Scouts, and how many children _might_ benefit from those parents' having
been alerted to the possible dangers?