By Jeff Powell
Re: “Nothing respectful or kind in anti-gay policy,” April 25:
I would like to expound upon what I believe as both a leader and parent in Scouts. As a parent, I believe that your sexuality is your personal choice and has no place within the Scouts, no matter what side you choose. I do not condone it, nor do I condemn it, as long as you keep your sexuality to yourself. It’s none of my business, and I am not going to seek you out and exploit it.
If the policy in Scouting changed, would it be OK for a homosexual to come to our Scout meeting and proclaim his sexual orientation? Do these young boys need to know this? Don’t they get enough on TV, at school, etc.? We would like our boys to be boys and enjoy “boy things.” They need a place where they are insulated from these complicated issues and can just have fun.
Powell is co-den leader with Pack 229.