Thursday, May 23, 2013

Who Is It About?

I was planning on taking 99.9% of the month of May off from blogging, but I guess I just couldn't do it.

As many of you know, Scouting is a giant aspect of my life, disproportional really.  I could go on about how important Scouting is to me but that's the problem, it's not about me.  It's not even about you or you or even's about the youth in the Boy Scouts of America.

The membership policy went to a vote today and no matter which way it goes, it's going to piss off a lot of people.  This is the first step in what many hope to be the right direction.

I watched a video today from the Chief Scout Executive where he read an open letter from the National Order of the Arrow Chairman about his feeling on the vote.  I can't embed the video buy I can link it for you.

He pretty much sums it up for me, makes my job easier in writing this post.  I also have long time friends who would fold up tent and move on if he vote goes one way or the other, depending on which "side" they were on...and that's a real shame actually because again they are missing the big picture.

Since I've written this, the vote has been cast and 61% of the votes call for the policy to change, so this kind of deflates my blogging balloon, just remember though....

It's not about your sexual orientation or her religious beliefs, it's about the millions of boys and girls that Scouting serves.  If you want to leave, go...just remember you are doing it selfishly.

If you leave the program, you are leaving a Scout behind and no Scout should be left behind.


  1. Very well said Kevin. And welcome back to Blog Land.

  2. Great. Blogger just ate up my comment.

    Short version: So glad that you've finally shown your true colors.

    If I had a child who was thinking about going into Scouting, I certainly wouldn't want a person like you as a Scout Leader.

    1. Blogger has a nasty way of doing that, by eating your comments.

      Normally I don't respond to comments because if I did it would be another full time job, I do want to thank those who do comment, it means that people are reading and responding to my posts....however, your comment struck a cord.

      I'm not sure what you mean by my true colors, if you read back I have always mentioned that I believe the program is for the Scouts.

      Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and opinions but just out curiosity, why would not want a person like me as a Scout Leader?

  3. I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Good networking!

  4. By the way, how do I get on the watched list? I am will to pay- lol!