“Oh You belong to the Boy Scouts? Scouting boys tonight?
It was a common joke used by neighborhood girls when they wanted to embarrass, humiliate or intimidate us on our scout meeting days.
I always dismissed them as I did all bullies as being needy and insecure idiots but in my heart I knew there were some truth to the taunt. I knew even before puberty that I was more comfortable with same sex company. Was I somehow impure?
The Boy Scouts thought so kicking out anyone LGBT who dared to live authentically and they called us immoral?
But there were Scout leaders who made me very uncomfortable. I could never quite make sense of them. They seem such loners, detached, yet so dedicated on our long weekend camping trips always maintaining the highest Scouting traditions.
Now it is starting to make sense. I would never accuse any of my troop leaders of any wrongdoing however Kelly Clark Attorney at Law did and has published the file the Boy Scouts, clergy and police have fought so hard to keep secret.
Is your former Scout leader listed as well in the “Perversion Files“? The file only covers twenty years. Its the tip of the iceberg.
But in my heart of hearts I know my life has benefited immensely by my Boyscout days because I have done my best to live it as a Bisexual Transsexual Life Boy Scout.
Just yesterday as I recall now, I corrected the Walmart Pharmacists clerk when she forgot to charge me for my hormone scripts and while walking out I offered my assistance to a elderly man in a wheelchair who seemed disorientated at the foyer. Its because of the following creed I am at peace with myself:
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
To my brothers and sisters who have been hurt by these monsters, my heart goes out to you dear soul. Live in shame no more.