scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Lack of Scouting influence ??
Ron Leedy (rflii@HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 29 2000 - 20:06:03 CDT
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From: "(MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)"
Sent: Friday, April 30, 1993 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: Lack of Scouting influence ??
> There are kids, Jon, who will literally "run the gauntlet" to avoid kids
> whom would "beat his ***" if he's ever caught in a Boy Scout uniform
> them; to leave before Dad or Mom (or both) would get home and would leave
> their Scout uniform at the Scout hut; would outright lie to their parents
> about where they are going and why; and there are lots of boys out there
> that would rather be punished for doing something they love doing than not
> to do it at all....
Doesn't this type of action go against many points of the Scout Law? In
fact, as leader you should discourage this type of action. Yes, it might be
good for the boy now but what about later on. Is it good for him to think
that if his actions are good for him that he should disregard authority?
Okay, maybe that authority is bad and maybe our government is not always
honorable but I could never condone a boy to lie to his parents so that he
could be part of Scouting. Thats a contradiction. I might as well lite up
a doobie and tell the boy how bad drugs are for him.
CM Pack 390
Santa Clara County Council