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  •  My son just earned his Eagle. (0+ / 0-)

    I like to think that he has learned his attitudes toward equality from more people than just scouting, and that not everyone sees the world the same. I would rather that Scouting was more inclusive, but it doesn't keep me from supporting my younger son, who intends to get his Eagle by the time he turns sixteen, thank you very much, and I'm not going to blight the pride of my husband, also an Eagle Scout, when he watches his son get his.

    But all this does not mean that I approve wholeheartedly of Scouting, because I don't.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:42:11 PM PST

    •  It is sad (1+ / 0-)
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      Alexandra Lynch

      He has worked so hard and is so proud of his accomplishments.  And, in the end, when we see his uniform, we wince and feel ashamed for him, like the lady who put a "Whites Only" sign on her pool, and claimed it  was for historical value.

      I hate to see a kid work so hard for something, and have so little to show for it.

      The discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts rob their boys of their accomplishments.

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