They try. I knew that when they failed to keep out predators, that this sort of thing would happen. They are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t. If they exclude avowed homosexual leaders, they are discriminatory, if they permit homosexual leaders, and a mollestation occurs, they they are accused of turning a blind eye to sexual predation.
When I was at camp, an older boy from another troop tried to molest me once, right in front of a bunch of members of my troop who were friends of mine. I ignored and then ridiculed him. The rest of the week, we all called him “Jack.” You can imagine why. He never bothered any of us again.
How about the pervert pimps like most of the Anti-God Party (aka DemocRAT) who rant about the BSA prohibition of queers. You sound dishonest to me!
satan always tries to wreck something good. the scouts is structured on a good premise, but there are evil people in the world.
Obviously the emphasis should be on the welfare of the children in the organization, what else is scouts for, and the adults who commit crimes should be identified, prosecuted and thrown out of Scouts.
Scout Master Moe Lester approved by this Administration, ends up as a Captian in the Army...
Why is it that Liberal Democrats (LD?) always complain about abuse in conservative organisations (which happen less frequently that in society at large) but they never seem concerned with liberal organisations (like public school teachers) where abuse is as common per capita if not moreso?
If they try to keep these people out of an organization they get into trouble for discrimination, so this kind of stuff is aided and abetted ( what ever that means ) by our government, which means that people need to raise their own children, not pawn them off to any organization that will do cheap or free baby sitting.
I have not been to school lately but i have heard they teach all of this low life stuff in the schools but people keep voting for those in government who make no apology for believing that a man should have the right to marry a man so what can we expect.
Do the people in Washington and in the state Governments really believe in this sickness they are promoting or is it that they will do just any thing to bring this country to destruction.
Did you speak up as loudly when the Scouts were vilified for trying to keep homosexuals out of their leadership positions?
Have you spoken up about all the good the Scouts have done over the last several generations?
Things HAVE changed. The Youth Protection Program training is required for all adults. That program states that where there are signs or allegations of abuse, the individual adult who is aware of them is to go directly to the police without making any personal judgement call as to the validity. Go to the authorities first, then notify the Scout Executive and your own leaders.
Personally, I'd like to see an additional training program for the Scouts themselves along the lines of what I told my son the day I dropped him off at his first week long sleep-over camp. That being to reaffirm that he is NEVER to be alone with any adult, and if he finds himself in that situation or if he is at all uncomfortable in any situation - get away and return to a group and report it. Disregard any directions from anyone that will lead you or keep you in that kind of situation, return to a group and I will back you. And... if anyone touches you, forget all civility and fight like your life depends on it - strike, gouge, bite to do the maximum damage, methods of which I described in some detail. AND, no matter what happens I would love him, it's not his fault and he could talk to me.