Friday, December 11, 2009

She Was Tutoring Him...

...on the ins and outs required to get his Fornication Merit Badge.

A 39-year-old female Boy Scout Leader was found in bed with one of her 15-year-old charges.

Ah, well. As bad as that sounds, it's not as bad as a male Boy Scout leader being found in bed with one of his charges. Sorry if that makes me sound homophobic.

1 comment:

ASM826 said...

Should she have been doing it? No. She was married with children of her own. She was a Scout leader, a position of trust. She broke both her vows and and her Oath.

Still, your initial reaction is correct. It's not the same. It's not even the same as if it had been a older man and a 15 year old girl.

We have tried to reduce everything to gender equality, but it doesn't work that way. Is the kid ruined, scarred for life? No. Can his parents make this more than it needs to be? Very likely. My guess is that he was a very willing participant, and what he needs now is a heart to heart to lay out the issues of making adult choices in his own best interest.