Letter to the Editor: Trump not setting example to youth


Do you know how many times I have recited the Boy Scout oath or stood among a group of young men reciting this pledge? Every time, it brought tears to my eyes – those powerful words.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

I spent 15 years of my life teaching young men in the Shenandoah community to uphold the 12 points of the Boy Scout Law. I helped more than 20 young men – currently law enforcement officers, teachers, and scientists – to become Eagle Scouts – teaching them every aspect of the hallowed law; the law is not a recitation – boys – children in fact – know how each aspect of the law connects to the previous to create character and represent a noble organization. Young men and young women – children in fact – know if one piece of the law is broken, all parts are destroyed.

How dare that buffoon in the White House stand before thousands of scouts at the National Jamboree and defy all 12 points of the law in a proud display! How dare that spoilt-boy child stand before the honorable young men and women in the world and violate the principles that uphold the scouting tradition.

What kind of example is that for the youth of our nation?

Boy Scouts of America should apologize nationally.

Eagle Scouts everywhere should demand an apology.

What a vile disrespectful creature!

Lisa Currie, Toms Brook