scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Scouts at Democratic Convention
Pam Glidden (pglidden@YAHOO.COM
Sat Aug 19 2000 - 12:40:34 CDT
--- Bob Riley <bob@PCSBYBOB.COM> wrote:
<<----> Maybe those scouts shouldn't have been there in the first
place. I thought scouts were forbidden from wearing their uniforms
political activities. Their home council and unit should have known
---> Policies like BSA's to discriminate against any group of
people will continue to attract boos and pickets. Do they really
think this will just "go away"?
<another big snip>
There is such a thing as "cutting your losses". BSA won their battle.
If they keep this up they will lose the war. I ask you, "Is it worth
it?" Is this the best way to "deliver the promise" to our boys?>>
I understand what you are trying to say here Bob. However, basic
courtesy, for the children (if not for the flag) demands that those
delegate's behavior (actually _misbehavior_) was wrong! No matter
how they feel about BSA, they were booing innocent children, who had
no control over the court's decision.
I've always told my children, "Two wrongs never make one right!"
I'm proud to know that the Boy Scouts that were performing the
service behaved better than the adults in question.
Green River District
Chief Seattle Council
PS - Please understand that I do not intend for my comments to be a
personal attack on Bob. I am utterly appalled though at the behavior
of the adults at the convention.
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