Skip to comments.Key Differences the BSA and the New Youth Adventure Program (email from OnMyHonor.net)
Posted on 07/30/2013 7:57:55 AM PDT by servo1969
(Email received this morning.)
So far, we have released our proposed membership standards and a statement of faith & values that all adult members will be required to sign. We now also submit a Key Differences chart and outline between the new Youth Adventure Program and the Boy Scouts of America. Please forward this email to everyone in your troop and council to understand more about the new (soon to be formally named) organization.
Outline of Differences between the Boy Scouts of America
and the new Youth Adventure Program:
1) The BSA's new policy requires troops to accept "open and avowed homosexuality" among its boys. The new group does not.
2) The BSA's new policy requires troops to accept boys who express any "sexual preference." The new group does not.
3) The BSA's new policy appears to require troops to accept transgendered boys whose "sexual preference" is to dress and act out like a girl. The new group does not.
4) The BSA's new policy also appears to allow girls who subjectively want to act out as boys as their "sexual preference". The new group specifically requires youth members to be "biologically male."
5) The BSA has no fixed objective standard for what words like "morally straight", "clean" and "reverent" mean. The new group clearly articulates its values and morals.
6) The heart of the mission statement of the BSA is to "prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes." In contrast, the basis of the new group's ethics, morals, and values come from the Bible and the statement of values which expressly defines those standards.
7) The BSA has no fixed or objective standard for normative human sexuality or what it means to be "morally straight." The new group is clear that "any sexual activity outside the context of the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman is sinful before God and therefore inconsistent with the values and principles of the program."
8) The BSA is a non-sectarian organization that has a generic "duty to God." The new organization is "Christ- Centered" in that it requires adult members to subscribe to and abide by a Christian statement of faith and values.
9) The BSA's decision-making comes through the centralized control of professional paid executives, whose hand-selected delegates vote a certain way in policy change. The new organization, in order to respect the will of local leaders and members, has decentralized control.
You can download a printable PDF copy of this chart and outline HERE: Please forward this email to everyone you know would be interested.
We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to bring you an organization that will stand firm on its values.
On My Honor,
Founder of OnMyHonor.Net
Interim Executive Director
PS- We hope you can join us for the National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on September 6-7, 2013. The event is filling up fast so make your reservations today. We need your input on the program before it is finalized on everything from uniforms to ranking structure. For more information go to: https://youthadventureprogram.webconnex.com/registration
This group seems to fix some problems and then adds others.
seems like an opportunist church group.
Outdoor oriented Vacation Bible School, no thanks. They might want to pick a new logo. That one’s already in use.
So this new, yet to be named organization doesn’t like the boy scouts and it’s recent membership policy change. Ok, I get it. Tell me, do they have a $100M for things like the National Jamboree? Also, they should come up with another logo and ‘onmyhonor’ for their domains as both are pretty much tied to the boy scouts.
“Tell me, do they have a $100M for things like the National Jamboree?”
Well, unless they bend over and take one up the butt, they probably won’t get the big corporate sponsors...
I think that part of why BSA went wrong. Dropping half a billion dollars for a camp required them to sell their souls.
It’s aptly named: New YAP
I’m certain this new organization would be delighted to know I’ve had Buddhist, B’hai, Hindu, Agnostic, and Jewish Eagle Scouts. Oh. And LDS. I doubt he counts them as worthy of his new organization either.
What? No Muslims?
Nope. I’ve never had a Muslim Scout.
Accordingly, all boys are welcome irrespective of religion, race, national origin or socio-economic status. Our goal is for parents and families of every faith to be able to place their boys in a youth program that endeavors to provide moral consistency and ethical integrity in its adult leaders.
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