Tuesday, July 24, 2018
With the Final Countdown happening, I'm seeing two extremes.
Some people are panicked, and others have checked out.
Another discussion are the folks who have the best intention, but have become rules police. I have no problem with following the rules, but if you are going to be a self-appointed cop, make sure you know what you are talking about. Remember the green book is gone, we aren't using it anymore and we aren't held to its rules.
On the other side are those who have checked out. If you are in that position and have no desire to do scouting anymore, please get out. Ask to be released. The boys deserve more from you. If you are willing, but unable to fulfill your calling, please ask to be released. The boys deserve a full program.
The church's statement is diplomatic: (https://www.lds.org/bc/
content/shared/english/young- men/Principles-and-Guidelines- for-Boy-Scout-and-Cub-Scout- Units-eng.pdf?lang=eng&cid= email-MC_SG19_061218_button)
I'm not. To quote what ever genius first said it, "Lead, Follow, or get out of the way." These boys deserve the best program we can deliver. Anything less is theft.