As a former Cubmaster and current Boy Scout leader let me say this is really no big deal. First thing the boy scouts do IS teach morality and self control. If a boy scout starts acting in a way, whether it be towards girls OR boys, they will be asked to leave scouts. The boy scouts have a serious ZERO tolerance policy towards inappropriate behavior. Also, most boys when they enter scouts in the 5th or 6th grade have no interest in sex. Most don't start hitting puberty till they are 13 or 14 years old anyways.
Now, were there will be problems is if they decide to allow gay scout leaders. Most boy scout troops are sponsored by churches, especially the Mormons, Catholics and Lutheran churches and most of these are fairly, socially conservative. You won't see a decline in scouting memberships over this particular ruling but you will if they change the leadership requirements.
Last edited by Rockntractor; 06-01-2013 at 01:16 AM.
Now if you are talking about adult leaders, that is a different story.....However, there is no possible way for ANY adult to be alone with any boy at anytime during any scout functions. All leaders are required to attend bi-yearly their "Youth Protection" training. I think this link will help clear up some common misconceptions about the threat posed.
And anyone who tries to stop things like "morals" and "self control" from being deleted from scouting will find themselves on the outside looking in.
Give it a couple years and then see how easily you can remove a gay scoutmaster.
Turning a blind eye to this and saying "it will be ok nothing bad will come of this ruling" is naive and foolish.
And you're wrong about the scout troops not voting to close that are sponsored by Churches. I know of two already...that have people from ToS involved in them that are voting to close or have already decided to close.
Yes you can come back and say "that's only two"...but how many other church sponsored troops are voting on the very same issue as we speak that we don't hear of and we won't hear of because the media wont EVER highlight the backlash from this "brave historic" ruling.
First you claim that I made comments about pedophiles, which I never did and now you claim I think you are gay.
It's very hard to have any type of discussion with a dishonest person.
Last edited by RobJohnson; 06-01-2013 at 12:18 PM.
Please slow down on your typing. I'm getting confused when you are trying to tell TXR off.....actually it's not confusing, it just proves to me what I already know about you.
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