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RHYMES AND REASONS
Scouts Dishonor
Why Chapter 11 could be the final chapter in an iconic organization

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
February 21, 2020

I don't recall a Chapter 11
in the Boy Scout Handbook.
Do you?
Was there one?
If there was,
it certainly wasn't the one
making headlines today.

Lord, have mercy!

The fact that there is any mention
of Chapter 11
with reference to the Boy Scouts
is because of one despicable reason.
Over the decades
troop leaders failed to practice
the twelve principles of the Scout Law
to which they held
their merit badge seekers accountable:
to be trustworthy,
loyal,
helpful,
friendly,
courteous,
kind,
obedient,
cheerful,
thrifty,
brave,
clean,
and reverent.

Just think about it.
If these depraved adults had embraced
the twelve basic ideals,
(instead of those innocent, vulnerable
and trusting boys)
there would not be
the disgrace or calamity
associated with Chapter 11.

There would not be a violation
of the vows promised in the Scout Oath:
to do my best, 
to do my duty, 
to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times,
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake
and morally straight.

Lord, have mercy!




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