My experience as a Boy Scout

I am a former Boy Scout. During that period of my youth, I was scout leader of a Cub Scout Troop, a leader in my stays at several scout summer camps and, finally, a co-leader of a scout troop when the scoutmaster left. Incidentally, Kris Kristofferson was a member of that troop.

During those periods, I never, ever experienced the type of perversion claimed in the current lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America. In my opinion, this lawsuit is misdirected with the sole purpose of destroying the Boy Scout institution.

In my scouting experience, I learned loyalty, discipline, patriotism and the value of lasting friendships.

I hope the lawsuit is properly disposed of in the trash heap where it belongs.

Patrick A. Hazel