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The Scouts Versus the Ugly Moods of 2013

RLB-In-Texas Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:04 PM
How about this instead? How about those of you who claim to support Scouting get your posteriors off the sidelines and start vocally withdrawing volunteer and financial support for groups like the United Way, start encouraging your employers to do likewise, and start ripping your elected officials (and perhaps vote a few out of office) for not supporting scouting? Least you forget, tere are a lot more of us than there are of them. Their only advantage is that they're more motivated.

The Boy Scouts of America got front-page ink, as we say in the newspaper trade, for their currently postponed meditations on the topic of admitting avowed gays to membership.

Word had leaked out that the Scouts were considering a local option solution to the vexed question of their supposed right to determine who can become a member and who can't. At a top-drawer meeting in Irving, Tex., the topic proved too vast and complex for immediate resolution. Consultation and deliberation will take place prior to May meeting of Scouts' national council.

I spoke of the Scouts' "supposed" right to oversee their...