scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: At the Supreme Court
Katherine Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM
Tue May 02 2000 - 10:58:59 CDT
In a message dated 5/2/2000 8:27:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
A Scouter who shall be anonymous wrote me that he might leave the program no
matter what the result if...
>However, if it becomes more known for being homophobic than for
>scout skills, I'd have to think long and hard as to whether I'd want to
>tarred with the same feather. Guilt by association and all that.
Through all this legal storm, it sounds like we all need to take a second and
remember that a Scout is brave. And while I am at it, to add in the other
thread, when your boy is afraid to have a peer find out he is a Scout is
another time to remember that a Scout is brave.
By letting outsiders define who we are we suffer. Our principles and our
dedication to our Scouting program are surely much stronger than any
attempted disruption on the part of misinformed or vindictive nonmembers. If
WE know Scouting is all about character and Scouting skill and continue to
conduct ourselves accordingly, it doesn't really matter what others think.
And because we are brave enough to be who we are, then I figure we can
weather the storm.
Kathy Coates (who is getting off of her soapbox for now)