As a father of two Scouts, I find this extraordinarily disappointing.
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- "...Thanks for the help with my English Grammar."
Well, I'd say your vocabulary needs a lot more help than your grammar. But yeah if you read that sentence again you'll see it's unclear what you meant by, "As a father." A comma before or after that phrase would've helped.
"...I think you need to examine your tone."
Oh, it's deliberate. It's an important topic and I do get confrontational. It bothers me when people like make wild claims without backing them up. I'd like an explanation is all. Help me understand where you're coming from. If he's unable to explain his POV then he shouldn't have joined the conversation because it adds nothing. No progress is made.
I agree that this sends out a bad message. But, it's out of our hands. That part actually bothers me the least, oddly. It's a private group; they can do what they want. I hope everybody respects that and doesn't petition them or anything. Hopefully they'll see the error of their ways in the future. Probably after some old people in power die.Jul 18, 2012
- Hiwe might have a different approach but I think we're both coming from the same place. I'd disagree about the private group, they are a charitable organisation and therefore receive tax breaks (read subsidies) from all of us. I don't know about you but I try to be picky about who I give my money to.Jul 18, 2012
"I'd disagree about the private group, they are a charitable organisation and therefore receive tax breaks (read subsidies) from all of us."
Really? Didn't know that. Sounds like a grey area. Maybe they can have their funding taken away at the very least.
" I don't know about you but I try to be picky about who I give my money to."
Yeah? Well try to be a little pickier because your money— and mine —funds a tremendous amount of ridiculous shit. Those pork barrels won't fill themselves! Compared to the rest of it this backwards group is a small fish.
Anyway, I don't think the Boy Scouts should be forced to change. They should change because they want to change.Jul 18, 2012
- An interesting read. I wasn't aware that the military gave extra rank/pay to soldiers who are Eagle Scouts, I assumed it was purely a private organization (that had access to public resources). I guess things change (except when they haven't yet).
http://blog.militaryatheists.org/2012/07/time-to-end-federal-support-of-boy-scout-discrimination/Jul 18, 2012
- Interesting read, I know in the UK membership of organisations such as Venture Scouts will be looked upon favourably when applying for entry to Sandhurst (our West Point), but I don't think we go so far as to offer automatic promotions. Our problem there is more to do with class and 'the Old School Tie' i.e. which private school you attended.
Glad to see that Scouting as an international movement is LGBT friendly, it seems to be the American branch that has this issue, though I suspect there would be issues in places such as Africa too, with many strong church based anti Gay feelings.Jul 19, 2012
- I live in Argentina and I was a Boy Scout here. I think that this is a bad policy about gays. As Baden Powell said about boy scout, the institution should serve to each boy and girl to develop her/his own leadership learning through the game. I think that the Boy Scouts of America should review that policy because they can't discriminate boys and girls for her/his sexual condition. It's something bad. Thanks and my apologies for my English! I 'm learning it!!!!Jan 16, 2015