scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: A Scout is Reverent
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Tue Feb 08 2000 - 11:29:28 CST
Bob Lazell wrote:
> Yes, a beautiful Christian grace, but, let's not forget that grace
> at scout events MUST be nonsectarian. This is hard sometimes
> especially if your chartering organisation is a church or temple.
Bob, I'm the first to insist that prayers and grace at most Scouting
activities be non-sectarian. However, there are times when that is
neither necessary or appropriate, such as at a Retreat sponsored by the
Catholic Committee on Scouting, where it is known that all attendees are
Catholic, or even at a troop function of a troop where all the attendees
are of the same faith.
If there is a "mixed crowd", then by all means make sure it's
non-sectarian, as you suggested.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs