Let me start by saying, I'm a huge fan. Pardon my gushing, but
there's no denying the fact that you have been more than a little instrumental
in helping my sons become the successful young men they are today.
Because of their affiliation with the BSofA, they have
exemplary leadership and project-management skills, and can maneuver quite well
in the kitchen (as long as there is a Dutch oven available and their compass
has a bearing that reads "dishwasher").
Due to the annual Christmas wreath fund-raising
efforts, they got to experience the satisfaction of working hard for a good
cause, and they learned how to build strong client relations, stay organized,
manage money and rid our SUV of pine needles, post-delivery.
Because of their extended stints at summer camp, they
mastered skills that would allow them to survive in the wild, like
orienteering, hiking and flag folding. By the time they headed off to college,
we had no worries about our boys getting lost on campus, getting from one class
to the other or keeping their clothes wrinkle-free.
Until the recent flap over whether or not to include
homosexuals into your ranks, the only complaint I had against your organization
was with those little round merit badges. You know, the ones that are coated in
the back with hardened glue? I mean, seriously, have you ever tried to sew one
of those puppies on with a needle and thread? Come to think of it, why isn't
there a merit badge for sewing?
The membership requirement posted on your website only mentions a minimum age restriction. Why not leave it at that?
But, I digress.
The membership requirement posted on your website only
mentions a minimum age restriction. Why not leave it at that? The legacy of your organization is that it has bettered the
lives of boys from every race, religion and economic standing. Your public
waffling over the decision to exclude certain types of individuals from your khaki-clothed
populace seems to run counter to everything Boy Scouts stands for. Not that our
local troop has ever excluded boys who have declared an alternate lifestyle,
but apparently some troops have.