It is rare to find liberal leaders in Scouting. I don't know much about Cub Scouting so I am pinging some others who may.
Is he a good Den leader? Does he push politics on the kids? If not, whats the big deal?
Seperate his politics from your relationship. When he has his "moments", just nod and vaguely stare at the sky. We've all lost friends to BDS [Bush Derangement Syndrome] and PEST [Post Election Stress Trauma]. Its not worth it.
If he's a good scout leader, and doesn't use his position to prosyltize your son, just let it be.
Get a Bush-Cheney '04 bumper sticker on your car's back window, and see what happens. Make sure he sees it. That'll tell you what he's all about, if he goes off on you.
You might want to quietly bring it up with his superiors, if it seems to be a problem. Or make sure you (or someone else) can be there with the den so that he doesn't spout off in front of the kids.
If he's not bringing up politics with the Cub Scouts, then I wouldn't worry about it. They have a "Citizenship" or similar requirement for their advancement (if your son is a Wolf Cub); presumably the leader will do this requirement with the boys according to the handbook.
You can't lock your family in the house and hope they never get exposed to ideas you do not like.
Your best course is to have a strong enough relationship with them so they know they can come to you and talk about what they are hearing/seeing.
No. Once this guy told you he was going to an anti-war rally he voluntarily entered the area of politics, and this would give anyone a "heads up" concerning his political and social views.
Apparently he expects you to agree with his views, since he is a liberal,or he wouldn't have mentioned the rally.
If you look at the pathology of liberals, and their thirst for ideology over substance, you have a right to be concerned about your son.
Put the best interests of your son first, and let your friendship with your liberal neighbor follow its own course.
I am a wolf cub den leader (2nd graders, 7-8 year olds). There isn't much latitude to go off on political tangents, and, unfortunately, there isn't much latitude to go off on religious tangents either, so, unless the guy is deviating from the curriculum from the Boy Scouts, your son should be ok. Even liberals must address the basic requirements, such as citizenship, patriotism, personal responsibility, etc..
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Yes, you are overreacting. Attend the meetings and make sure politics stay out. Worse case, join another Pack.
Attending anti war rally's puts one in the catagory of "activist."
Parents have few choices, at least in public schools, where liberal teachers are concerned. But one can choose which den leader will be influencing their son.
Rush calls them "young skulls full of mush"...
I've never met a liberal activist who doesn't look for opportunities to "share" politics.