Strong role models important for boys
THE IMPORTANCE of father figures in young boys’ lives cannot be overestimated, says PAREDOS director Marcia Graham.
Speaking during the Roland Edwards Scout Group Awards Ceremony on Saturday, she said this was more important now than ever.
“Boys need strong men [to guide them] because the way society is going, we really need good role models. Satan seems to have taken over the world and the only way to get it back is to have the strength and the will [to do so],” she said.
Graham said she visited the prisons regularly and research had shown no scouts had ever been incarcerated. She said the stories she heard showed lack of guidance in the inmates’ lives – which was why strong people, men in particular, were needed to guide young boys and help in the scout movement.
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