If some hispanic boys don’t have a proper male role model, why not the Boy Scouts? >>>
oh, there is nothing wrong with it and I wish them much success. The program is great and I think every inner-city boy should be in the program.
Then there is reality and I stick to my comments. The fathers are not involved, Hispanic parents don’t like their little “juniors” going out into the woods over night, the few boys that want to join won’t due to peer pressure and if Hispanics haven’t embraced the Scouting program in all these years, they most likely never will.
I think it’s too little, too late. The BSA tried dumbing down (changing) the program in the 1970’s which didn’t work and I haven’t seen much since then.
I agree with you up to a point, and I see you are from a different part of the country, and therein may be the difference. I am from a small city (10000) in Arkansas, and I think this could possibly work good here. I don’t know about the dumbing down, I’ll take your word for it.Just to let you know, I view this through the prism of my faith and that means if I can improve a childs life, be they hispanic or muslim then that is what I must do. I hope I don’t sound like a liberal! But I am a Christian before an American.
Respectfully - JM