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[rec.scouting.issues] Commonly asked questions (FAQ 2)
Section - I heard Wiccan's can't be BSA Scouts, is it true?

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Date: 31 Oct 2002

There are Wiccans in the BSA and there are Wiccan Scouts.   There is not
a recognized national religious emblem for Wicca.   The reason, according
to BSA spokesman Gregg Shields, to CNSnews.com is:   "religious emblems =
are the property of approved religious scouting organizations and are 
awarded at
their own discretion. For example, he said the National Catholic Council
on Scouting and the National Jewish Committee on Scouting each have their
own unique religious emblem."   "There is no national Wiccan organization,"
Shields said. "So, that's why there is no religious award for Wiccans."
"He encouraged any Wiccan group that would like to charter a troop in their
community to submit an application to their local BSA council for
consideration."
Michael L. Betsch, CNSNews.com   Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/10/31/70432.shtml

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