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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson Monroe View Post
    I think I can talk about this more clearly now that the anger has settled and I talked last night with some of the fellas from my old troop that also earned their Eagle.

    Some of those guys just don't care anymore. Those that don't care have seen Scouting become more aligned with Girl Scouts in being a tax-free popcorn corporation with child labor, just like the Girl Scouts are with the cookies. Those that feel this way wrote them off a long time ago.

    A couple of the guys were super angry like me. We were the ones that were looking forward to our boys going through it also, but had not been as involved and didn't understand that it went from constant activity and support from the corporate office to supporting the corporate office through fundraising constantly. I heard that there are some good troops out there still, but that they are kinda difficult to find and you are going to be pressured to constantly fundraise.

    We all agreed that earning that rank used to mean something and that one day people will ask each other whether their Eagle was earned back when it meant something or not. My anger quickly turned to sadness that something which means so much to me, much more than my degrees, was no longer something of significant value because of the corrupt corporate office and failing standards. It's left me grieving and I now understand why those old guys when I was a kid told me about the good old days. They got to see things degrade over time that meant the world to them, just like I have with this.
    My boys are in a pretty good troop. Oldest is Life. Youngest is Star.

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    The Boy Scouts are dropping the Boy from their name.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/02...-says.amp.html

    I used a Fox News link so people supporting the name change will be just as triggered as those who oppose it.


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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    i may have to buy some of that scouts bsa popcorn
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    i may have to buy some of that scouts bsa popcorn
    A friend of mine posted the story on Facebook. The reactions were as you might expect, but this one just took the cake.




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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    A friend of mine posted the story on Facebook. The reactions were as you might expect, but this one just took the cake.




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    i had to look up frankfurt school marxist to see what that nonsense was about. just damn.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    My 2 brothers and I were in Scouts back in the 60's.

    We all started off as Cub Scouts and graduated to Boy Scouts.

    My oldest brother made it to Life and my other brother and I to 1st Class.

    Those camping trips were a blast!

    We had a great troop up in Virginia and then when we moved to Florida, the local troop down here wasn't that great and we just kinda lost interest.

    I still have some of my "Boy's Life" magazines. And my handbook. I was just looking at it the other day in fact when I was re-organizing some books of mine. I have my Dad's Sea Scout manual as well.

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    As one wag on my Facebook page said "Teenage boys and girls together in the woods. What could possibly go wrong?"
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    Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls Are Awesome


    FIFY.
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    my troop was expelled from the boy scouts for a very fun weekend in a place we've all been banned from for life. After that we just kinda went indy version and CoEd. Those of y'all that want the old school rules have no idea how fun Coed scouting can be
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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    Boy Scouts having to change their name and admit females, while the Girl Scouts remain all female is just the perfect example of modern life

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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    I'm an Eagle Scout who left and never looked back and don't really give a damn. I took a phone call back in 2009 because they were putting something together for the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts. I told them to take my name off of whatever and never contact me again. Unlike the "you can get a warranty on your car" folks, they actually listened.


    One thing I'd point out - without even getting into the boy/girl stuff - is that like so many things the world that created Scouting doesn't exist most places anymore. We are far less rural than we used to be. The skills were more practical and used more on a daily basis 100, 50, even 30 years ago.

    Now you can't get anyone to look up from their phones to do anything anyway........as I type this on my phone......
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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson Monroe View Post
    Boy Scouts having to change their name and admit females, while the Girl Scouts remain all female is just the perfect example of modern life
    and girls are keeping the cookies too.

    Just merge them both and have "Scouts"
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    Re: Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    I'm an Eagle Scout who left and never looked back and don't really give a damn. I took a phone call back in 2009 because they were putting something together for the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts. I told them to take my name off of whatever and never contact me again. Unlike the "you can get a warranty on your car" folks, they actually listened.


    One thing I'd point out - without even getting into the boy/girl stuff - is that like so many things the world that created Scouting doesn't exist most places anymore. We are far less rural than we used to be. The skills were more practical and used more on a daily basis 100, 50, even 30 years ago.

    Now you can't get anyone to look up from their phones to do anything anyway........as I type this on my phone......
    If you don't mind me asking, why did you sever your ties with them?

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