Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sex and the Scouts

I was catching up on the latest news and thinking that when I was a Scoutmaster, we, the adult leaders, never discussed sex with each other, partially because we didn't want the boys to overhear us, but mainly because we considered tobacco, alcohol, and sex talk to be inappropriate to bring along on camp-outs.

I really do not think having a gay Scout in a troop will make a lot of difference. The rules would continue to be the same for all boys, most of whom would continue to follow the rules, and Scoutmasters will continue to preach one Boy Scout value loudly and sincerely: TOLERANCE.

And the whisper in the background will be: "No choice."

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