Follow the Crowd Leadership (June 3, 2015)
Robert Gates, leader of the Boy Scouts of America, in announcing that Scouting needed to be open to homosexual leaders, said, “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”
In doing so, he revealed the fact that he is anything but a leader. Yes, a leader sees the world as it is, but he also sees it as it should be and courageously leads others in that direction. But Gates didn’t say that homosexual male leaders was a good thing and that Scouting needed to go in that direction. Gates demonstrated a leadership defined by a resignation to following the crowd. With follow-the-crowd leaders saying they want to train future leaders, perhaps boys who want to be leaders should follow the crowd over to the scouting alternative, Trail Life USA.
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