I was, of course, a boy scout in the 50s.
Yes, it was god and country back then.
No doubt they will soon change their name to “Pioneers”,
the Commie version of the Boy, as well as Girl Scouts.
Whoa, the comments that follow the article are something else. meh
It is the NY Slimes, of course. :)
Chuck Norris, please pick up the courtesy phone.
Typical screed from the NYSlimes.
Very much a hit piece.
This piece is not very indicative of what is actually going on in scouts. It seems to be a typical liberal hit piece that misses the point of what the scouts are. My boys have been involved in scouts for years. My oldest just picked up Eagle. Our troop is large and very active.
Should girls be allowed in? No, it’s the Boy Scouts. I believe young men need to be surrounded by men to learn to be good men and busy learning survival skills, etc. Busy minds and hands stay out of trouble.
Parents worried that your children aren’t safe? Get involved! Know who the adult scouters are, go on camping trips, join the troop. Things can happen anywhere at anytime. There are no guarantees, but if you are involved in your child’s life, actively, there is less chance.
The scouts are one of the best things that we ever got involved in. It has helped our oldest to get out of trouble and stay out. It has allowed my husband and boys to have time together and bond in a very meaningful way. The men involved in our troop truly care about the boys and want to help them.
I think this is more indicative of what scouts are about:
His Eagle daddy also attended one, said he enjoyed it a lot.
Jamboree attendance from his council is down quite a bit, mostly due to high cost (about $2,000 per kid in a pared-down trip from S. Georgia).
Even after cutting out side trips etc., cost was high enough that the council came up about 20% short of the normal number that would be expected to go.
Scouts have been hit hard by local school districts denying them access for recruitment, let alone providing information.
In our area, the local school districts have shut us out.
Then, there is the surreptitious hit pieces by the slimes and other so-called journalists.
I read one comment that referred to an article the NY slimes did concerning a “paramilitary wing” of the BSA. I’ve been involved for many years and have never heard even a whisper of such a thing.
If whites are the only ones who see value in Scouting, how is that our fault? The outreach to hispanics, asians, blacks, etc. has been going on for years.
My son is working on his Eagle, and will be the better for it. It’s a shame other parents aren’t willing to make some small sacrifices for their kids to get something positive out of life and to interact with other kids from other backgrounds.