scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: disciplinary dilemma
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Fri Jun 16 2000 - 01:00:33 CDT
I was reading Thomas Holland's response, and for the most part, I agree
with it all...including the statements whereby the Scoutmaster needs to
inform the Scout Executive of the Scout's possible (and I emphasize
POSSIBLE...we don't know ANYTHING for fact!!) sexual encounter.
In high school, there was a kid that memorized every month's issue of the
Penthouse Forum and recited stories that "he was involved in" at 15....none
of us believed a word he said, especially when the high school "loose
woman", so to speak, waltzed around him during several of his "tawry
tales"!! and he literally "lost it."
But it was THIS line that really got my curiousity.....
>Finally, if he is a father at 15, then his progress toward Eagle will be a
>of the past.
Huh?? I don't think so. Perhaps Bruce Coburn and some of the other "old
timers" here can remember a similiar string whereby the Scoutmaster
discovered that a Scout in his Troop got a young lady pregnant and they
were deciding on whether or not to remove the Scout from the Troop for his
"actions". I'll see if I can find it in our archives....but the bottom
line, Thomas, is that this is the type of kid that may need Scouting THE
MOST....and yes, he has some parental responsibilities but that does NOT
prevent him from continuing his experiences as a Boy Scout.
His Eagle Scout Service Project may be to speak to his peers in classes in
the county about responsible sexual education and activity....they would
tend to listen to a young father long before they would listen to the
county health nurse.
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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