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Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:22:57 PM »
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 01:17:51 PM »
Forgot one: Homophobic (at least at the corporate level).
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 02:31:58 PM »
I was a Weblos(sp?) As a child but only for a few months. It bored me. But my brother was a Boy Scout 'til he was 14.

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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 02:32:15 PM »
Forgot one: Homophobic (at least at the corporate level).

Yes, I hear fairly regularly about boy scouts (and former boy scouts) returning their badges, saying they won't support an anti-gay organization.
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 05:09:01 PM »
Actually stayed in to age 18, Eagle Scout.

I have a lot of mixed opinions about the BSA.  I'm pro-gay and anti-religion, but otherwise I think the organization does a lot of good.  Im very conflicted actually.
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 08:57:56 PM »
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Two questions.
1.  Which of these traits are they afraid they will not be able to instill in homosexual young men?
2.  Which of these traits are they demonstrating by excluding homosexual young men?
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 10:28:40 PM »
Having to tap into some memory here.....  What he listed was the Scout Law.  The Oath is (I think) as follows:

On my honor, I do my best to do my duty to God and Country.  To obey the Scout Law, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

I cant say if that word held the same meaning when the organization started that it does today, but its the closest thing I can remember to an official statement.
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 10:53:14 PM »

I couldn't help but think about how a boy scout might display all of these over one weekend (a camping trip)

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The new scout starts crying form home-sickness once the bus pulls away. Cheers him up by doing tent impressions.


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Ensures tents are pitched close to amenities block


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PS. I agree that their stance on homosexuals is ridiculous.
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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 09:19:19 AM »
Yes, I hear fairly regularly about boy scouts (and former boy scouts) returning their badges, saying they won't support an anti-gay organization.

When boyscouts try to sell me some crap as I come out of a grocery store, I tell them I don't support religious paramilitary organizations.

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Re: Any good Boy Scouts out there?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 01:34:16 PM »
I was once a scout, but I don't think there were any homophobic undertones, but then we're probably talking about different organisations. Though I could be wrong, I was just a kid. I actually got bored of it after a while. :)

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Does it count if the guy you're sharing a tent with shits himself?  :-\


However, this whole homophobia nonsense is just ridiculous, you can't just go out and exclude kids from having fun or even getting involved with the community because they're gay, they're not gonna hurt you. It's not as if they'll be raping the other boys in the middle of the night. Seriously, gay kids get enough shit as it is from other kids without adults making life shitty for them too. If anything the adults should be encouraging kids to not discriminate. But they'll hide behind this wall of "it's our religious beliefs" as if that gives their position more respectability. As if they abide by all of the old testament laws. It's not religion, it's just bigotry.
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