Frustrated by an unsuccessful campaign to achieve
religious recognition from the Boy Scouts of America, a Seattle-based Wicca
church has launched its own youth program, which is based on tolerance for
different beliefs, including differences in sexual orientation.
SpiralScouts founder Pete “Pathfinder” Davis believes
that many of the things the Boy Scouts are doing are “socially inappropriate.”
He said he created the SpiralScouts to “fill the void left by prejudicial
treatment of other established children’s programs.”
Davis, who serves as the Archpriest of the Wiccan
Aquarian Tabernacle Church, said his main argument with the BSA is that the
group has refused to recognize Wicca as an acceptable form of worship, but at
the same time, the BSA incorporates the symbols of myriad Christian
denominations into its Religious Emblems program.
I wonder if they will offer demerit badges in hex casting and
broom piloting? Will they have different levels like tender-warlock up to mage