As far as Young Womanhod and Duty to God awards go, I have seen both on resumes and I support them being there. Even if you have to explain what it is, so what? If you worked hard for it and are proud of your acheivement, it just gives you the opportunity to toot your own horn. Nothing wrong with that.]]>
ESO – I said, pretty directly, that the benefit is there and would disappear for young men if the church divorced itself from BSA, and that I would support the divorce. I didn’t say in my best hand-wringing voice “What would the young men do to impress people then!?” Why the acrimony?
Mark B. – Others already answered, but the requirements for Eagle are rigorous and nationally recognized. What 18 year old wouldn’t put it on their resume if they’d earned it?]]>
We do not have an FOS program that is pushed by the Church. I was troubled by the Bp and SP pressure to participate. Like Ardis, I feel there i9s more to the story than is public so far.]]>
I use the phrase as a passive-aggressive way of voicing my displeasure with the church outsourcing the “activity arm” of the YM organization, which inevitably results in more administrative burdens on my end — training, meetings, forms and permits. I’d much rather spend my time ministering the YM than administering the program. My uninformed opinion is that we do it for the insurance benefits.]]>
… if I had done what the Young Men leader did, I would expect to be released. The release shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
To which Michael apparently jumped to some conclusions about my perspective:
… Do you believe that once the stake president has spoken the thinking has been done?
Just to be clear, based on what I know, I think the Young Men leader did the right thing. And while I do believe that someone who does something like that can expect to be released, I never said, nor did I suggest, that he should have been released.]]>
I have become a tad bit more cynical… :(]]>