Jan. 16, 2006
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. May Dr. King dream of all men and women living together in harmony with equality for all come to pass.
As you know, I am an Eagle Scout! You can be an "ex"-Boy Scout, but you can't be an "ex"-Eagle Scout. I found the title of this article to very offensive.
Boy Scouts Say They're Like KKK Youth
For this troop I am working with, I am teaching a merit badge called "Citizenship in the Nation" ... which is an Eagle required badge. I have about 7 kids, and they are in 7th-8th grade. We just went over requirement 6 and 8, let me read you the requirements for 6.
"With your counselor's approval, choose a speech of national historical importance. Find out about the author, and tell your counselor about the person who gave the speech. Explain the importance of the speech at the time it was given, and tell how it applies to American citizens today. Choose a sentence or two from the speech that has significant meaning to you, and tell your counselor why."
Some picked JFK's inaugural speech, and some picked MLK Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. It seems rather appropriate that they chose Dr. King's speech since today is his day, and our meeting was last Thursday!
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