An interesting topic came up in another forum and I became very curious as to how other units handle the situation.
I commented that as a youth, with parental permission, my buddies in the troop/patrol would often go camping on our own. It was mentioned that if scouts were to do that today, they would be kicked out of the troop according to one comment.
Other than for legal issues, grand theft auto, bank robbery, etc. and gross non-adherence to the Scout Oath and Law, what issues would be grounds for removing a scout from the program?
In light of government overreach in recent years, one right now where parents are under fire from school administrators for having a "Jesus Lunch" for high school students in a public park near the school, etc. And yes, I have valid testimony that there are far worse intrusions than these by schools and governmental officials just about every day in the newspapers. How long before draconian BSA policies draw a PR nightmare for the program? Or is the BSA allowed to set parental standards for its youth membership?
Edited by Stosh, 16 April 2016 - 12:27 PM.