scouts-l Mail Archive for September of 2000: Re: Interesting extension on taking the program to the people through the press
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM
Wed Sep 06 2000 - 21:41:32 CDT
>Ditto for the
>cities, Chicago and San Diego made the decision to move Scouting out of
>public buildings quite some time ago (we're talking a few years before this
>case even started) and I don't remember the others, but I suspect it may be
>the case for many of them.
Chicago has done no such thing. I challenged a Chicago Tribune columnist
who asserted the same to check his facts. He did, and found that neither
the City of Chicago nor the Chicago Park District have any policy
restricting the BSA from use of their facilities. The Chicago Tribune will
be issuing a correction.
Now, the City of Chicago no longer *sponsors* units, but that's an entirely
different issue. That policy was adopted about 3 years ago.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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