Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

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.

Read the full article in the Sept. 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

P.S. Receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 days free!

Contact Us

Navarre Press

7502 Harvest Village Ct.
Navarre FL 32566

Social Connections

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Your Name

Your Email

Search in Site

You must be logged in to post a comment Login