Skip to comments.Sexual Shenanigans spice up camp life--It's nothing unusual, say Teenage Visitors
Posted on 01/13/2003 7:56:39 PM PST by Coleus
20TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
Sexual shenanigans spice up camp life
It's nothing unusual, say teenage visitors
Young love birds share an intimate moment yesterday during a party for participants in the World Scout Jamboree at Haad Yao beach in Sattahip. _ JETJARAS NA RANONG
Scouts from Western countries say having sex and forming relationships is common practice among participants at the 20th World Scout Jamboree in Sattahip.
They say they are well aware of the risk of sexually transmitted disease and take the necessary precautions.
Rob Rolfe, 17, from Britain, said he believed some couples were having sex somewhere in the camp even as he spoke to the Bangkok Post.
It was quite normal for young people in Britain aged 16 or more to have sexual relationships, he said.
``We don't think having sex is a serious issue, as long as we prevent transmission of sexual diseases,'' he said.
Health officials said they had handed out thousands of condoms and other contraceptive devices to foreign scouts since the jamboree started on Dec 28.
Their actions have drawn public criticism, with claims they were promoting sexual activities in the camp rather than scouting.
Noor Staelens, 16, from Belgium, said having sexual relationships with those she loved before marriage was accepted by Western culture. She understood well that Thai culture did not approve of sexual relations between unmarried young people.
Ms Staelens believed only a few couples were indulging in sex. There was nothing wrong with that, but most scouts were more interested in more productive activities.
Michael Cojer, 16, from England, said sex was a very normal thing in Western culture. Every youngster in England knew how to reduce the health risks from sex.
He was not surprised that condoms had been handed out at the jamboree camp.
Thongchai Sakarcheep,15, a scout from Bordindacha 3 school, said if foreign scouts wanted to have sexual relationships that was fine by him, but he felt it was inappropriate inside the camp.
``As for me, I'm too young to think about sex. I came here because I wanted to take part in the scout meeting.
``Sex should come after marriage,'' he said, quoting his parents.
I guess earning merit badges and singing along the campfire are out.
This is bait, propaganda intended to provoke and enrage Americans even as it attempts to cast an obscene 'Say It And It's So' spell on Scouting.
Our fight, to preserve genuine Scouting, is here, in OUR COUNTRY.
We can deal with the enemy at close quarters far better than half a world away, in the crotch of the planet, Thailand. No American Scout's parents should facilitate their son's participation in events that take place in a brothel nation on the other side of the planet.
So much for the motto: Be prepared.
Be prepared, that's the Boy Scout's marching song
Be prepared, as through life you march along
Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well
Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell
Be prepared to hide that pack of cigarettes
Don't make book if you cannot cover bets
Keep those reefers hidden where you're sure that they will not be found
And be careful not to smoke them when the scoutmaster's around
For he only will insist that they be shared
Be prepared, that's the Boy Scouts' solemn creed
Be prepared, and be clean in word and deed
Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice
Unless you get a good percentage of her price
Be prepared, and be careful not to do
Your good deeds when there's no one watching you
If you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared
Kids are gonna do what they're gonna do.
Any adult, or parent, who thinks they can stop a 16 yr old from being sexually active is delusional.
If it's a choice THEY amke, there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Raise your kids right and hope for the best.
Insert Beavis and Butthead laughter here.