User - posted on 02/11/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
I get them fairly regularly through the school year but I'm an atheist mom and raising my children to be free thinkers as well. It aggravates me to no end when my kid brings home pamphlets showing how rewarding it would be to be a scout and listening to them go on and on about how they really want to be a scout. Considering my oldest is a girl, I suppose I don't have to worry about it because her gender prevents her from joining anyway, but my son isn't far behind her in age and will be starting school in the not so distant future. I can't blame either of them for wanting to be a part of the scouting experience. Camping, learning how to survive, and making new friends are all great - especially for youngsters. I would happily dismiss the whole issue if the Boy Scouts of America wasn't a federally funded club that excludes children and scout leaders who are openly atheist or homosexual.
Does it bother anyone else here?