Boy Scouts And Their Mormon Leaders - Page 2
Well, it's kind of silly (the conclusion drawn by the poster of the topic). I mean, just because one LDS troop does something and a non-LDS troop does not, does that mean that all non-LDS troops never violate the Guide to Safe Scouting and YP rules, or that LDS troops always do?
What IS true is that LDS units have an increased incidence of injuries to their scouts. The conclusion reached by the General YM Presidency is that the LDS units fail to follow the Guide to Safe Scouting. Often, LDS units will drop the BSA rules and act as a church unit instead (we're not scouts today, we're just a group of Mormons). Technically, that allows them to skip the BSA rules since they don't apply. Of course, that's foolish since the REASON the BSA rules exist is due to experience with safety/hazards.
And leaving kids at a park after an activity without them getting picked up? Sounds a bit absurd. Scouting requires that there always be 2-deep adult leadership. This is 0 adult leadership.
I've been in scouting for a VERY long time. And I've never seen something like that done in even the most incompetent LDS unit. Not saying it hasn't happened, but, wow.
between, not sure what the poll means. It assumes something in the question, and not sure what it is. But in short, absolutely I put my boys in Scouting. And if the LDS unit did not do the program, I would put them in a non-LDS unit. I'm sold on the program and am extremely proud of it. And I devote a LOT of time to helping it succeed.
(Did I mention that we have 9 Varsity scouts sleeping on our wood floors after an all night X-Box Varsity Scouts tournament?)