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To: SmithL

The problem is not that black kids have no interest in Scouting. My son was enrolled in an inner-city Cub Scout den and Boy Scout troop for years, and plenty of boys participated. But there is a very serious leadership problem. Women can lead Cub Scout dens, but the Boy Scouts need male leaders, and there is a very serious shortage of black men who are up to the job. As I recall, not one of the other boys in my son's troop came from a two-parent family.


15 posted on 05/31/2005 2:59:00 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

"As I recall, not one of the other boys in my son's troop came from a two-parent family."

Ah, that is so sad!! But that is the truth in much of the black community (and a good deal of the white as well). How can we expect to raise decent young men without male role models? A woman can raise a boy, but it's really hard for her to show him how to become a man. Boys need men.


17 posted on 05/31/2005 10:15:19 PM PDT by blueblazes
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