scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: "Big Government" and Scouting
Sun Jul 23 2000 - 17:06:01 CDT
> In the United States we are limited to ONE Scouting organization for
> boys. Big Government decides who has the exclusive right to dictate
> what Scouts are to believe, as well as who may be a Scout, and who
> may be excluded from Scouting because of their beliefs or their lack
> of belief.
Aw c'mon, ya gotta be kidding! If not, get some facts! Neither "big
government" nor little government dictate the values of Scouting. The
congressional charter given to BSA carries absolutely no mandate to
It is true that BSA, like most other organizations, enjoys some protection
under copyright and trademark laws. This, in no way restricts the
establishment of similar organizations under a different name to teach a
different set of values. There is no need for those who disagree with BSA
values to destroy or even invade BSA.