At first glance the “Patriotic Societies” bill that’s working its way through the Florida Legislature may seem wrapped in the American flag and no more contentious than Mom or apple pie.
But House Bill 95, also known as the “Scouts Access” proposal, would mandate the right of paid Scout leaders—for both boys and girls—to make recruitment pitches lasting up to 10 minutes to public school children during class time.
Although Santa Rosa School District allows such sales presentations, they’re limited to roughly two minutes and the authority over when and where they occur is up to individual school principals.
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