■Class discussion: Find news reports on political controversies involving Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Which group do conservatives often criticize? Which group often draws liberal criticism? What policies make the groups political targets? Is it fair to draw youth organizations into political debates? Why or why not? Why do you think boys and girls join scouting? Do you think the groups have a big impact on what kids believe? What is the "culture war" and are its issues important to you?
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