Troop Leader and Out -of-Wedlock Child in Issues & Politics Posted May 24, 2007 I agree that marital status should not be a factor in who is a leader. But I do have a major issue with a 22 years old who get pregant and is not married being a SM, or even an ASM. We try to teach the boys to make good moral choices. That hopefully they won't have sex outside of marriage. So we now have their SM pregant and not married. This isn't the example or the role model I would want for my 14, 15, 16, or 17 year old son. I havebeen in scouting many years. Had my first Brownie troop at 22, when my daughter was only about a year old.