K. Wickward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon May 11 22:00:54 1998
As a matter of fact, it became a BIG issue when I went looking for a
sponsor. Believe me, they did not make the decision lightly, and agreed
for a few basic reasons:
-There will be changes come Aug 1.
-The application does not ask about ones moral beliefs
-The declaration of religious principle is sufficiently broad to be
-You don't have to be a member to be covered by insurance when you are
volunteering, as long as the ship has an adequate number of members. At
the Exploring level, non-members can participate quite a lot.
-The goals and assets of the program met their needs to get a youth
-They are not micromanaged by the BSA.
The committee cringes everytime more news gets out, but are sticking
with it. I don't know if sponsors of older ships even went through this,
and I wonder if ships that have had distant relationships with their
sponsors would even WANT to broach the subject. I daresay some
organizations barely even know they have ships!
On Mon, 11 May 1998, Gibeon W. Bradbury wrote:
> all these discussions are interesting.but what happens to the role of the
> chartered organization . inst it the right of the sponsor to choose what it
> wants for a youth delivery program. has anybody asked their chartered
> organization what they think and what direction they want your ship to
> follow. maybe there will be problems. wouldnt it be better to see what your
> backing is and make the decision as to the need for deep discussion on that
> basis and in up front get on with the development of the basics for the
> organization and put the effort into youth development..is that not our
> prime purpose.
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