scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: School rules
Tue May 30 2000 - 19:45:25 CDT
In a message dated 5/30/00 8:07:43 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I may very well be wrong in what I am reading into the posts on the Eagle
> suspended for carrying a knife and ax in his car. Somewhere I seem to feel
> that some believe that the school rule (as stupid as it is) should not
> apply to students who are properly trained to use the "tools." Do you
> people really feel that Eagle Scouts should be exempt from the rules just
> because they are Eagle Scouts?
An Eagle Scout with a history of good behavior and good academic performance
who makes an honest mistake probably only needs a bit of "counseling."
A year ago, in compliance with a zero-tollerance rule, one high school
refused to publish a picture of a young woman sitting on a retired Army tank
in a park! She chose the picture because she was being inducted into the US
Army after graduation.
I don't think rules should be waived or ignored for anybody. But, I do expect
**college-educated** people to have a bit of judgment and commonsense!