Best Answer SSF , 17 April 2017 - 12:25 PM
I think this is a great question you've asked and the story you shared is a great example of what scouting should be.
I think you touch on (as I see it) the very important issue of how far askew the BSA program has come from, what it was intended to be. .
I'm envious of the fact that your troop has been devoid of any of the type of vindictiveness, pettiness, elitism, power tripping, egotism and rogue operations (I don't use any of these descriptions lightly) that I've experienced, as a scouter, or as a parent.
It's always disheartening to me that when people come to this board seeking advice or recommendation about problems within their troop, the most common answer given is very often "find a new troop, this one will never change," but that's just like sweeping dirt under a rug; i.e. the real problem is never actually addressed and these troops continue to operate however they please...and the BSA (and their Charter Orgs) just let them do it.Go to the full post