The Denver Post: Scouts overreact in kicking out a Cub for pointed questions
Author: The Denver Post Editorial Board - October 20, 2017 - Updated: October 20, 2017
Surprising news that a Broomfield Cub Scout has been kicked out of his den after he asked pointed questions of state Sen. Vicki Marble is troubling indeed. Certainly, exiling the fifth grader from his peers strikes us as an unnecessary and hurtful overreaction.
The story is difficult to comprehend, in part because of the radio silence coming out of the local scouting office over the boy’s dismissal. But the guts of it despair.
Last week, Broomfield Boy Scouts invited Marble, a polarizing Republican from Fort Collins, to speak. According to Lori Mayfield, mother of the dismissed boy Ames, the event came with an assignment as part of the Scouts’ educational mission. Scouts were to read or watch news stories about Marble and form questions for her. Ames, a gifted and talented student with a passion for politics and news, came with a list.