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2012-07-18 01:07:48 AM

iheartscotch: As an eagle scout and currently drunker than 2 skunks; I feel that the everyone deserves to be bullied enough by their mother(s) to get the eagle scout. Because, by that point, either the scout is already tots gehy or has a very insistent mother.

/ has a very insistent mother; she is 5' of fury


Lordfortuna apparently joined the BSA for about half a school year, and his mom did the den-mother thing during that time; afterwords, apparently they both decided they had absolutely no interest in continuing the experience. He's not one for social activities to this day, but I can see how 20 screaming male children underfoot would have hastened the decision for both of them.
 
2012-07-18 01:10:46 AM
I was a Girl Scout for 9 years. Whenever we would go camping, at least one other parent would join us, in addition to our leaders. Pretty sure Boy Scouts are the same. It's not like a random stranger can become a leader, and then take all the boys camping on his own.

A gay Boy Scout would probably keep his sexuality to himself. I just don't see it being a big deal. But they are making it one.
 
2012-07-18 01:11:15 AM

Dahnkster: [i336.photobucket.com image 271x256]

Expelis cornholum!


He's not practicing safe finger farking. Where's his condom? I know he has one.
 
2012-07-18 01:11:36 AM
I think alywa got a couple. I enjoyed the "welcome to my ignore list" one the most.
 
2012-07-18 01:12:26 AM

Cheesus: I disapprove, but they're a private organization so more power to them. I do, however, think they shouldn't be allowed to recruit at the schools. Every year, sometimes twice I think, we'd have to go listen to their spiel.


Maybe they shouldn't be allowed to use public school facilities for free to hold their meetings either. Publicly funded facilities should be used for events accessible to all.
 
2012-07-18 01:13:15 AM
The Scouts were without a doubt a major influence on me while I was forming my value system as a kid. This stand falls far below the standards of contact I learned from them.

I am gay, and I'm an Eagle Scout. I really hate the fact that a bunch of pinheads have made those two things to be incompatible.
 
2012-07-18 01:14:46 AM

iheartscotch: thisisyourbrainonFark: iheartscotch: thisisyourbrainonFark: iheartscotch: As an eagle scout and currently drunker than 2 skunks; I feel that the everyone deserves to be bullied enough by their mother(s) to get the eagle scout. Because, by that point, either the scout is already tots gehy or has a very insistent mother.

/ has a very insistent mother; she is 5' of fury

That's funny, she insisted on my 6" of fury.

/8"
//5"
///sears catalogue

And good luck to you, chum! Her last 6 boyfriends have all died violent mysterious deaths; attributed to as a yet in caught serial killer.

Maybe you inherited her butchery of the English language?

Well, my good sir; the, as yet unidentified, suspect has a cereal issue with dyslexia; and is known to misspell word.

/ I also understand that the suspect is an excellent shot


I think you mean subject. Here is a subject:

imstars.aufeminin.com
 
2012-07-18 01:17:51 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: Dahnkster: [i336.photobucket.com image 271x256]

Expelis cornholum!

He's not practicing safe finger farking. Where's his condom? I know he has one.


(Points wand) Condominium nonsyphilisisness!!
 
2012-07-18 01:20:23 AM

alywa: You know what libs? Sometimes I just don't get this country.

On one hand you have everyone getting their pantys in a wad over gays over at Penn State molesting kids. "Boo Hoo, they should have done something about that big bad Sanduskie guy..." yet on the other hand when an organization tries to take a stand against pedifiles you cry that they are being excluded.

Some facts (I know libs don't like them, but tough cheese loosers)

1. The Boy Scouts are founded on the beliefs of God and Country. There is no place in the eyes of either for degenerates.

2. Why would sexually confused young men want to hang out with a God fearing group like the scouts. Camping, being with your fellow men alone in the woods, long girl-free summer camps, sharp uniforms, songs, handicrafts? Go watch glee or something, and leave Scouting to the real men.

3. Scouts are a private organization. They never use community centers, public spaces, parks, etc, so your namby pamby laws about "oh lets hold hands and poop rainbows and sing KumByA" don't apply here.

Suck it libs. Suck it long and hard. Just don't go trying to gay up the Scouts.

Keep the 12 points alive and well, America!!!

[i35.photobucket.com image 250x320]



4.bp.blogspot.com
Am I the only one who read that in his voice?
 
2012-07-18 01:20:29 AM
 
2012-07-18 01:22:49 AM
This really pisses me off I'm thinking that next year for the lincoln pilgrimage I will arrange for a counter protest, just a guess but I think that all the little kids will shiat there pants if we pull off 5 k dikes on bikes at the same time they are marching


/very strange a homophobic group honors a gay president every year
 
2012-07-18 01:24:01 AM
Being anti-gay is not a "value", it's just you being a bigot.
 
2012-07-18 01:27:01 AM

mikaloyd: Play this

[bosguydotcom.files.wordpress.com image 330x186]


Dammit, now I'm hungry for Oreos.
 
2012-07-18 01:28:06 AM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: I didn't read the whole thing before posting...


Well, I hope the shame is properly burnt into your memory that it shant happen again.
 
2012-07-18 01:30:59 AM

alywa: You know what libs? Sometimes I just don't get this country.

On one hand you have everyone getting their pantys in a wad over gays over at Penn State molesting kids. "Boo Hoo, they should have done something about that big bad Sanduskie guy..." yet on the other hand when an organization tries to take a stand against pedifiles you cry that they are being excluded.

Some facts (I know libs don't like them, but tough cheese loosers)

1. The Boy Scouts are founded on the beliefs of God and Country. There is no place in the eyes of either for degenerates.

2. Why would sexually confused young men want to hang out with a God fearing group like the scouts. Camping, being with your fellow men alone in the woods, long girl-free summer camps, sharp uniforms, songs, handicrafts? Go watch glee or something, and leave Scouting to the real men.

3. Scouts are a private organization. They never use community centers, public spaces, parks, etc, so your namby pamby laws about "oh lets hold hands and poop rainbows and sing KumByA" don't apply here.

Suck it libs. Suck it long and hard. Just don't go trying to gay up the Scouts.

Keep the 12 points alive and well, America!!!

[i35.photobucket.com image 250x320]


0/10 WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too obvious.
 
2012-07-18 01:32:24 AM

clyph: Monongahela Misfit: The Goal was to give them a Moral compass

You can have a moral compass that doesn't point due right.

Monongahela Misfit: train them to be Community leaders that gave a shiat about others as much as, if not more than themselves

That's pretty much the complete opposite of the Conservative agenda. Unless by "others" you mean "people who look, think, vote, and pray exactly like I do and don't do anything in private that I think is yukky or gross"


I would never pretend that what they teach is open ended, or not subjective to their own agendas, nor should anyone demand that they be wholly objective.
The training is sound and effective. A mature person should learn to appreciate the good points, and disregard the bs that they disagree with.

We should all demand that of each other.

The greatest Offense in Life, is Being offended, when no offense is intended. That goes for everyone, regardless of all differences of opinion.
 
2012-07-18 01:33:01 AM
So what if the Mormons bolt the Scouts? It seems like Scouts would want to preserve their organization for real, normal Christians anyway, not some Stepford cult that cooked The Books to have an "American" version.
 
2012-07-18 01:34:28 AM

jetblack21: alywa: You know what libs? Sometimes I just don't get this country.

On one hand you have everyone getting their pantys in a wad over gays over at Penn State molesting kids. "Boo Hoo, they should have done something about that big bad Sanduskie guy..." yet on the other hand when an organization tries to take a stand against pedifiles you cry that they are being excluded.

Some facts (I know libs don't like them, but tough cheese loosers)

1. The Boy Scouts are founded on the beliefs of God and Country. There is no place in the eyes of either for degenerates.

2. Why would sexually confused young men want to hang out with a God fearing group like the scouts. Camping, being with your fellow men alone in the woods, long girl-free summer camps, sharp uniforms, songs, handicrafts? Go watch glee or something, and leave Scouting to the real men.

3. Scouts are a private organization. They never use community centers, public spaces, parks, etc, so your namby pamby laws about "oh lets hold hands and poop rainbows and sing KumByA" don't apply here.

Suck it libs. Suck it long and hard. Just don't go trying to gay up the Scouts.

Keep the 12 points alive and well, America!!!

[i35.photobucket.com image 250x320]


[4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x385]
Am I the only one who read that in his voice?


In his defense he was after

www.arboretum.wsu.edu

/in the film
//also loved the TV show growing up

namtab.com

5'o'clock Charlie

/off thee lawn upon which you stand, dang gum TPers!
 
2012-07-18 01:35:51 AM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Suck it libs. Suck it long and hard. Just don't go trying to gay up the Scouts.


It's all handled on a local level anyway. The national organization can do what it wants but the per troop admins really do what ever the hell they want. Anywhere from a DADT to "You're gay? Isn't that special, now lets do boy scout stuff"
 
2012-07-18 01:36:48 AM
The "Scouts" seem to be huddled in some paranoid 1950s world by their campfire, instead of trying to explore the society they now live in. Doesn't sound very "scouty" to me.
 
2012-07-18 01:37:16 AM

ladyfortuna: Dahnkster: [i336.photobucket.com image 271x256]

Expelis ...

For the love of god tell me that is a fake Radcliff image. Otherwise, tell me what it's from, as I need to verify it and then weep quietly in the corner.


It's from the English comedy series "Extras" with Ricky Gervais. Quite funny.
 
2012-07-18 01:38:40 AM
www.hot4cad.com

Yeah guys...nothing gay here...just some young men dressed in snappy uniforms, wearing neckerchiefs, with lots of colorful ribbons everywhere. You start out as a young "tiger" on the scene...graduate to being a lone "wolf" prowling the nightlife...then as you get older, you're a "bear," you might even have some body hair by then...but as you age out of being a "bear" they just call you by the name, "WEBELOS." We-Blows. It's all you have left at that point...all that's available to you.

Nothing gay about that at all....NTTAWWT
 
2012-07-18 01:39:07 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: So what if the Mormons bolt the Scouts?


As long as they don't confuse:

www.bombayharbor.com

with:

images-en.busytrade.com
 
2012-07-18 01:40:17 AM

GleeUnit: alywa: You know what libs? Sometimes I just don't get this country.

On one hand you have everyone getting their pantys in a wad over gays over at Penn State molesting kids. "Boo Hoo, they should have done something about that big bad Sanduskie guy..." yet on the other hand when an organization tries to take a stand against pedifiles you cry that they are being excluded.

Some facts (I know libs don't like them, but tough cheese loosers)

1. The Boy Scouts are founded on the beliefs of God and Country. There is no place in the eyes of either for degenerates.

2. Why would sexually confused young men want to hang out with a God fearing group like the scouts. Camping, being with your fellow men alone in the woods, long girl-free summer camps, sharp uniforms, songs, handicrafts? Go watch glee or something, and leave Scouting to the real men.

3. Scouts are a private organization. They never use community centers, public spaces, parks, etc, so your namby pamby laws about "oh lets hold hands and poop rainbows and sing KumByA" don't apply here.

Suck it libs. Suck it long and hard. Just don't go trying to gay up the Scouts.

Keep the 12 points alive and well, America!!!

I foresee some solid bites on this one.


Yup. It seems like an obvious troll, yet I am sure it well get eaten up as legit.
 
2012-07-18 01:40:56 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Huck And Molly Ziegler: So what if the Mormons bolt the Scouts?

As long as they don't confuse:

[www.bombayharbor.com image 548x617]

with:

[images-en.busytrade.com image 850x850]


Is the difference lube?
 
2012-07-18 01:41:12 AM

SubBass49: [www.hot4cad.com image 390x300]

Yeah guys...nothing gay here...just some young men dressed in snappy uniforms, wearing neckerchiefs, with lots of colorful ribbons everywhere. You start out as a young "tiger" on the scene...graduate to being a lone "wolf" prowling the nightlife...then as you get older, you're a "bear," you might even have some body hair by then...but as you age out of being a "bear" they just call you by the name, "WEBELOS." We-Blows. It's all you have left at that point...all that's available to you.

Nothing gay about that at all....NTTAWWT


Weird, when I was a Cub Scout we didn't get different colored scarfs when you got a new badge. And what, does everyone get an automatic badge just for joining now? Weak.
 
2012-07-18 01:44:13 AM
The "potential pedophiles" thing always cracks me up. The founder of the BSA:
1. had a thing for watching naked young boys swimming and was quite upset when swimming naked was banned
2. really admired a friend's collection of photos of naked little boys
3. didn't marry until he was 55 (which was REALLY weird back then)
4. made his wife change her looks to look like a boy - cutting her hair short, flattening her breasts, dressing in what looked like a boy scout uniform
5. was obsessed with Peter Pan

I'm not saying he was a pedophile...
But he was a pedophile.
 
2012-07-18 01:46:00 AM

SubBass49: Yeah guys...nothing gay here...just some young men dressed in snappy uniforms, wearing neckerchiefs, with lots of colorful ribbons everywhere. You start out as a young "tiger" on the scene...graduate to being a lone "wolf" prowling the nightlife...then as you get older, you're a "bear," you might even have some body hair by then...but as you age out of being a "bear" they just call you by the name, "WEBELOS." We-Blows. It's all you have left at that point...all that's available to you.

Nothing gay about that at all....NTTAWWT


You kids really need to separate Cub Scouts, as pictured, from Boy Scouts. Cub packs are Parent, and Adult planned.

Boy Scouts plan and organize their own program with only just enough Adult oversight/supervision to prevent truly aweful results.
 
2012-07-18 01:48:17 AM
No discrimination in Canada. Had a gay troop in 1999 and no discrimination after that with troops not designated as straight or gay.
 
2012-07-18 01:48:50 AM

Monongahela Misfit: SubBass49: Yeah guys...nothing gay here...just some young men dressed in snappy uniforms, wearing neckerchiefs, with lots of colorful ribbons everywhere. You start out as a young "tiger" on the scene...graduate to being a lone "wolf" prowling the nightlife...then as you get older, you're a "bear," you might even have some body hair by then...but as you age out of being a "bear" they just call you by the name, "WEBELOS." We-Blows. It's all you have left at that point...all that's available to you.

Nothing gay about that at all....NTTAWWT

You kids really need to separate Cub Scouts, as pictured, from Boy Scouts. Cub packs are Parent, and Adult planned.

Boy Scouts plan and organize their own program with only just enough Adult oversight/supervision to prevent truly aweful results.


www.scoutinsignia.com

Because nothing says "straight guy" like wearing a sash!
 
2012-07-18 01:50:31 AM

OtherLittleGuy: One yahoo is cheering that it's keeping the perverts out from molesting little boys, but someone else pointed out that Sandusky ("a STRAIGHT MAN") was molesting little boys for decades and protected by others.


If Sandusky was straight, he'd have been hitting on the cheerleaders and female coeds, not cornholing little boys in the shower.
 
2012-07-18 01:51:15 AM
But you, when you pray, enter into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.
 
2012-07-18 01:53:20 AM

Sid_6.7: I think GWB was a terrible president, but that doesn't mean that I decided that the US was a terrible country incapable of doing good (and neither did I disagree with everything Bush did). In a similar vein, I find it disgraceful that the BSA continues to take this stance, but at the same time, I know for a fact that there is value to be had in Scouting, and that it should not be wholly condemned for the myopic views of a few people at the top.


SMART! x eleventy
 
2012-07-18 01:53:47 AM

JWideman: The "potential pedophiles" thing always cracks me up. The founder of the BSA:

4. made his wife change her looks to look like a boy - cutting her hair short, flattening her breasts, dressing in what looked like a boy scout uniform
5. was obsessed with Peter Pan


No idea whether the above claims are accurate, but thought it best to post Emma Watson as much of the South likely believes her to be a witch!

img.perezhilton.com

Witch!
 
2012-07-18 01:55:03 AM
I never understood the whole Webelos thing. When I was a Cub Scout, I got the idea of the Tiger, Wolf and Bear badges easy enough, sure, that's logical. And then maybe one day you'll be a Boy Scout and if God is willing and you do your damnest, one day maybe you can achieve the exalted position of Eagle Scout and all the USA will forever congratulate you.

That all makes sense when you are 9. But then there is Webelos. WTF is Webelos? Why do I have to interrupt my serious Cub Scout - to - Boy Scout career by spending a year in some weirdo culty sounding thing?
 
2012-07-18 01:55:59 AM
My scout master used to give the best back rubs. Then my dad told me we were moving and that was that.
 
2012-07-18 01:57:37 AM
One of these days I'm going to build my first pinewood derby car since quitting scouts after they said I needed some badge to use my pocket knife.

I absolutely loved the pinewood derby, but didn't really care for all the other stuff. I enjoy camping, but not with an agenda. Camping should be for relaxing.
 
2012-07-18 01:57:54 AM

Sid_6.7: I think GWB was a terrible president, but that doesn't mean that I decided that the US was a terrible country incapable of doing good (and neither did I disagree with everything Bush did). In a similar vein, I find it disgraceful that the BSA continues to take this stance, but at the same time, I know for a fact that there is value to be had in Scouting, and that it should not be wholly condemned for the myopic views of a few people at the top.


I used to agree 100%, and I know the news is fresh, but this might be the last straw for me. I think BSA is a flawed but good institution worth saving, but I swear they have sealed their fate. This will turn out to be something to be ashamed for in the decades ahead, and will kill the institution.

Sen. Byrd joined KKK for politics & patriotism, but he spent the rest of his life regretting his participation, and apologizing for it. (Good on him.)

Current & recent scouts will be future leaders and newsmakers, and they will have to squirm and disavow likewise. In 2030, participation in this bigoted program will be indefensible. And by then, they will have come around, but who will join? Just the kids of bigots. And the BSA as we know it will be done, relegated to the fringe.

Ashamed to be an Eagle today.
 
2012-07-18 02:00:57 AM

dletter: alywa: You know what libs? Sometimes I just don't get this country.

On one hand you have everyone getting their pantys in a wad over gays over at Penn State molesting kids. "Boo Hoo, they should have done something about that big bad Sanduskie guy..." yet on the other hand when an organization tries to take a stand against pedifiles you cry that they are being excluded.

Some facts (I know libs don't like them, but tough cheese loosers)

1. The Boy Scouts are founded on the beliefs of God and Country. There is no place in the eyes of either for degenerates.

2. Why would sexually confused young men want to hang out with a God fearing group like the scouts. Camping, being with your fellow men alone in the woods, long girl-free summer camps, sharp uniforms, songs, handicrafts? Go watch glee or something, and leave Scouting to the real men.

3. Scouts are a private organization. They never use community centers, public spaces, parks, etc, so your namby pamby laws about "oh lets hold hands and poop rainbows and sing KumByA" don't apply here.

Suck it libs. Suck it long and hard. Just don't go trying to gay up the Scouts.

Keep the 12 points alive and well, America!!!

[i35.photobucket.com image 250x320]

Pi/10


Don't be irrational.
 
2012-07-18 02:03:31 AM
The SCA did all that for me, and I still got to do deviant stuff. I could have done gay stuff, If I wanted.
 
2012-07-18 02:05:13 AM

unatnaes: Sid_6.7:

Current & recent scouts will be future leaders and newsmakers, and they will have to squirm and disavow likewise. In 2030, participation in this bigoted program will be indefensible. And by then, they will have come around, but who will join? Just the kids of bigots. And the BSA as we know it will be done, relegated to the fringe.

Ashamed to be an Eagle today.


Honestly, we should be ashamed. If being an Eagle connoted any sort of social leadership, there should be a public effort by Eagle scouts to overturn this policy. I am aware of no such effort, which is disappointing.
 
2012-07-18 02:05:18 AM
Interesting. Lots o' Eagles here on Fark.

/me too.
 
2012-07-18 02:06:39 AM

serial_crusher: FriarReb98: some_beer_drinker: bdub77: Because clearly going camping with a bunch of dudes is an entirely heterosexual experience.

hey now! it's traditional. i was a scout for 10 years, i never ever saw anything gay. we learned how to start fires, and build things, and live outside. that's useful in canada, or after the bank has taken your house.

We were more the "make huge farking fires and act like pricks in the woods" types, actually. Or you could be like me: by the last summer I went to Cachalot Scout Reservation, I won the top shot award for .22 rifle shooting. Still have the award & my NRA Sharpshooter medallion.

That's the way to do it. My troop started off like that, but by my last couple of years we got a bunch of new nanny-leaders who eliminated all the fun (aka marginally dangerous) stuff and turned the troop into a merit badge factory. Those kind of leaders are infinitely more of a threat than the gheys.


Yeah, I can't see how it's fun without the hazard. My troop had us clear a woodlot once, and the rule was that scouts younger than 8th grade weren't allowed to use the chain saws. No adults in sight when my patrol was in action cutting down sizable hardwood trees.

//lucky to be alive
/but it WAS fun
 
2012-07-18 02:07:47 AM

SubBass49: [www.hot4cad.com image 390x300]

Yeah guys...nothing gay here...just some young men dressed in snappy uniforms, wearing neckerchiefs, with lots of colorful ribbons everywhere. You start out as a young "tiger" on the scene...graduate to being a lone "wolf" prowling the nightlife...then as you get older, you're a "bear," you might even have some body hair by then...but as you age out of being a "bear" they just call you by the name, "WEBELOS." We-Blows. It's all you have left at that point...all that's available to you.

Nothing gay about that at all....NTTAWWT


Confabulat: I never understood the whole Webelos thing.


I hear you non-brother/sister/other. I take pride that in the cub scouts I never actually achieved the rank of scout, the lowest level possible. I also was not able to get to my 20-year high school reunion because of bail-bond issues and so that judgment returned as well this weekend. Thanks, farking Internet.
 
2012-07-18 02:09:10 AM
www.moonbattery.com

/approves
 
2012-07-18 02:09:40 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: So what if the Mormons bolt the Scouts? It seems like Scouts would want to preserve their organization for real, normal Christians anyway, not some Stepford cult that cooked The Books to have an "American" version.


Nah, they don't want you to be Christian just reverent. When I was in scouts they said I had to participate in religious activities and at big multi troop events they had Christian, Jewish and even Buddhist priests there to accommodate those of differing religions. But I was in a troop based in Hawaii, they're a lot more culturally tolerant there even toward gays (for the most part, they still have their ultra conservative Christians and Mormons) out there.

But I did end up dropping out since I couldn't bring myself to get into any religious rituals.
 
2012-07-18 02:16:58 AM

SubBass49: Monongahela Misfit: SubBass49: Yeah guys...nothing gay here...just some young men dressed in snappy uniforms, wearing neckerchiefs, with lots of colorful ribbons everywhere. You start out as a young "tiger" on the scene...graduate to being a lone "wolf" prowling the nightlife...then as you get older, you're a "bear," you might even have some body hair by then...but as you age out of being a "bear" they just call you by the name, "WEBELOS." We-Blows. It's all you have left at that point...all that's available to you.

Nothing gay about that at all....NTTAWWT

You kids really need to separate Cub Scouts, as pictured, from Boy Scouts. Cub packs are Parent, and Adult planned.

Boy Scouts plan and organize their own program with only just enough Adult oversight/supervision to prevent truly aweful results.



Because nothing says "straight guy" like wearing a sash!


The worst thing about that pic is how much it looks like me when I was that age, and in Scouts. I'm glad I look more like the antagonist from the latest MIB film now.

When I was active in Scouts, we called ourselves Girl Scouts, since that's what we were really scouting for, and we just learned our scoutcraft without worrying about whether or not the wierd kid who didn't have a Dad was too girly. We were there to have fun, and learn, both the easy way, and the hard way, that Life keeps on going, whether or not You reach all the goals You set for Yourself.

Too many "adults" seem to think they should get to have a say in what others think, or believe. We don't. None of us should. You may try to persuade, and You may succeed or fail in that. You may Not force the issue, or apply external pressures to convince others. I won't.
 
2012-07-18 02:21:21 AM
Wait, this is an official policy for the scouts now as well? When the hell did that happen?

I mean, I made it through Eagle rank in the '90s and no one in our troop cared about anyone else's sex life. Pretty sure several of the guys from the troop turned out gay, as well, though I haven't talked to most of them in a while.

You see, we had real trouble to get into, not irrelevant theoretical social trouble. Boy scout problems were more like "oh, shiat, we forgot to pull Jim down from the tree where we duct taped him two hours ago" and "crap, the tent's on fire, who built the fire ring?" and "seriously, man? spider-wiring the clothes to the clothesline? gimme a second to find the bloody knife". Maybe it comes of being from a troop that wasn't farking useless.

//Admittedly the national level of the organization being a bunch of dicks doesn't really surprise me either. Honestly the idea of the national org having "policies" beyond managing the BSA campgrounds (Philmont, the FL Sea Base, etc) is kind of a joke to begin with, most troops don't even have any contact with the state branches beyond mailing in member lists and who has what badges.

//Also, the Bear/Tiger/Etc is Cub Scouts. Different organization, though they're related. Boy scouts can be as old as 18, so sexuality could potentially be relevant for some of them. Cub scouts stops at age... ten, I guess? So not really an issue there.
 
2012-07-18 02:21:32 AM

pudding7: As an Eagle Scout, this makes me sad.


Ditto
 
2012-07-18 02:24:34 AM
It's reassuring to hear that the scouts are maintaining their morally upright position. One of the most memorable things my scoutmaster told us was, "Remember, guys, the two most overrated things in the world are home cookin' and home fu@kin'"
 
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