scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: LDS & Scouts
Robert Blau (rblau@ECLIPSE.NET
Thu May 04 2000 - 06:19:54 CDT
On 5/3/00 11:40 PM Daniel Hammond wrote
> The difference in program usage is really quite simple. The LDS based
> units move boys from rank to rank based on their birthdays, rather than
> traditional units using the school year, or portions of it.
> LDS Cub Scout units have boys start in a wolf den when they turn 8, just
> like it was when I was a kid. Then they do one year in a Bear Den and
> one year in a Webelos Den. When they turn 11, they go on into a Boy
> Scout Troop. They move into Varsity or "Blazers" when they turn 16 (I
> think that's right).
I have no problem with this. I don't see any real reason why the LDS
shouldn't decide that it makes more sense to have boys move up on their
birthdays than when they move up in grade. Different strokes for different
folks and all that.
I just wanted to point out that "concessions" are allowed to the LDS Church
to allow them to run the program differently than the rest of us do. Why
shouldn't other groups be allowed to, for instance, decide that certain
groups are not inherently immoral?