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  • #16

    I wrote:

    "The Congressional Charter defines (by statute) those 'exciting challenges' to be 'Scoutcraft'."

    Eamonn writes:

    "Seems to me that in one breath you and I are in agreement and then you have a change of heart and want to see things in a different light."

    No. I never agreed with your central premise: "It's OK for adults to ignore the law, because boys just want to have fun."

    The fact that you can read my rebuke and think that I agreed with you, points to ambiguity, the process by which The Methods of Scouting are used to destroy Scouting:

    Descriptive Ambiguity: "By definition, Scoutcraft (as defined by the 1916 program) is our brand of exciting challenges for boys."

    Proscriptive Ambiguity: "By definition, Scoutcraft is anything a BSA millionaire promotes as exciting challenges for boys (EDGE, soccer, and sitting in front of a computer)."

    "Maybe we need to look at what is meant by the word Scoutcraft?"

    The 1916 Program (elements removed from current program are marked in red):
    (This message has been edited by kudu)


    • #17
      SP, please, please tell me that's not what you meant.


      • #18
        Ok, I guess that is what you meant. Anyone else feel the same way?