I think I am suggesting something slightly different, that scouting recognize the sexual interests of boys that age and respond to it in positive ways, insofar as possible, such as thru counseling and maybe some programmatic content that upholds positive roles for the boys to aspire to or grow into.
but your approach could work, too. do you think it is realistic to maintain “nothing sexual should be allowed at all” in Scouting? I mean, they are boys of that age....
and many parents put their boys into scouting hoping for some sort of positive role modeling or at least guidance, perhaps to reinforce what they are trying to provide their kids at home...or perhaps because the parents cannot provide it.
just my 2cents worth. thanks.
If they want my kids they need to stay away from the crud. If they are old enough for sex they are old enough to move out and get jobs
Not feasible. What you are proposing would be an intervention of sorts. Where do you propose the bodies come from? Have you looked at the numbers of actual involved parents/volunteers? In many units it is abysmal, barely adequate in some units for them to function.
Scouting is run by volunteers at the local level and many are not in any position to deal with the issues that are the domain of the family of the Scout.
BSA should have remained Asexual, as it is, they’ve sold out to the homo lobby, activists and agenda.
It is imperative that any future Scouting remain asexual, it is not the purpose or the responsibility of Scouting to “counsel” these boys. It is the family’s. How are we to “reinforce what they[parents] are trying to provide at home”? Are we to require questionaires, interviews, binders and files full of personal information relating to each individual family’s values and beliefs?
The positive role models are the leaders, that is why units must take extra care in selecting those who are placed as direct contact leaders. To ensure only the best role models are placed with the boys.