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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:55 AM

I was a Boy Scout and I am pissed

Years ago I was in a troop in N.W. PA and one of the members was my
next door neighbor and his dad was the county DA and his uncle was Governor
of PA, Ray Shafer. Ray was a great guy, we would see him all the time,
and he was a republican too.

Governor Shafer would sometimes be at Boy Scout functions and he would have
never dreamed of bringing partisan politics into a scout function.

The little I could stomach of Trump at the National Jamboree made me sick.

BTW I still use things I learned in the Scouts almost every day too. Things like
tying a bowline on a bight, tying a square knot, how to build a fire, and bitching
about the weather will not change anything so just move on and do what needs to be
done.

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Reply I was a Boy Scout and I am pissed (Original post)
Botany Jul 2017 OP
workinclasszero Jul 2017 #1
Botany Jul 2017 #2
workinclasszero Jul 2017 #5
workinclasszero Jul 2017 #7
FakeNoose Jul 2017 #4
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #9
FakeNoose Jul 2017 #10
FSogol Jul 2017 #3
CountAllVotes Jul 2017 #6
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #11
CountAllVotes Jul 2017 #12
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #13
Gothmog Jul 2017 #8

Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:01 PM

1. Same here

 

Former scout from about 45 years ago or so. (damn I'm old LOL)

Trump continues his Shit All Over America tour and takes a giant dump on the BSA this stop.

The scouts were booing Hillary and former scout President Obama though. They share the blame as well.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:07 PM

2. I remember my dad, the governor, and his brother talking @ a scout function ....

.... about how politics had no place in scouting. Having scouts boo somebody
@ a national jamboree was shameful. It was 100% against the scout pledge.

A Scout is:

Trustworthy,
Loyal,
Helpful,
Friendly,
Courteous,
Kind,
Obedient,
Cheerful,
Thrifty,
Brave,
Clean,
and Reverent.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:10 PM

5. Agreed

 

Someone else said on one of these threads that a country's scouting organization must be politically neutral to be a part of worldwide scouting.

If so the USA scouts are in trouble IMO.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:12 PM

7. Trump is the antithesis to every word on that list

 

Who thought it was a good idea to invite him to make a speech??

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:10 PM

4. These kids are innocent, they didn't know what was happening

Don't blame the kids, Trump is absolutely shameless. He has no right to turn a Boy Scout Jamboree into a Trump rally.
It's because he can't find a non-judgmental, adoring audience anywhere else now.

The BSA organization shouldn't have let this happen. They owe the parents and kids a very big apology and promise that it will never happen again. Parents are absolutely livid as they should be. They're posting their reactions on the Facebook page and I'm sure they're calling the BSA office in Texas.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:35 PM

9. was it a recording that boo'ed"

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:37 PM

10. They're at a Jamboree

Their parents aren't there to explain what's happening. You can't blame these kids.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:08 PM

3. Same here. I am an Eagle Scout and both of my sons too.

I've been involved in scouting in some aspect since 1972. Trump's appearance is definitely a low point. The National organization needs to apologize.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:11 PM

6. Boy Scouts

In my day, it was for the rich kids. Those uniforms etc. cost a lot of money. My brother got to be a Boy Scout but what about the Girl Scouts?

Answer: Uniform is too expensive and you are a girl so forget it! That is what I was told.

The right winger across the street has a son in it and so does this other idiot winger across the way. Whatever they teach, one thing lacking is respect for others I've noted over the years.

Boy Scouts ...

Reserved for males only as the Girl Scouts sell their cookies.





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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:45 PM

11. well then you had a shitty GS troop in your area

When I was a leader, I did not require a uniform. I did require sashes. That is why when I handed out patches to 1st timers they came already sewn on a sash. If the girls stayed in scouting I would get them a shirt with cookie money sales. I also started a can recycling program. every few months I would take the cans and sell them at the recycling place.
the district never had a problem with our girls not in full uniform. They knew these girls were from poor rural areas.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:47 PM

12. Rich WASP area

Blond hair, blue eyes only!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:29 PM

13. That's it right there

They used the uniform as an excuse. Where I went out of my way to get girls to join and stay involved. I would love to know where they are now.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:14 PM

8. I was a scout leader and my son attended the 2001 Jamboree

My son is an Eagle and attended the 2001 jamboree. We are both pissed

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