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Subject: THIS is not the boy scouts I grew up with. rss

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"The Explorers program" - a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence.

One of their exercises? A scenario to take out a disgruntled Iraq War veteran on a murderous rampage.. OK. That is definitely a badge I didn't get. laugh





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Explorer Scouts were always the 'quasi' military from of BSA. You didn't know that? That's why they got the dark green uniforms....

This sort of thing is nothing new in BSA. The Explorer scouts always had this odd paramilitary relation with the US Armed Forces, as far as I know.

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They're doing their part. Are you? Join the Boy Scouts and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship.



It probably is good for the kids though... in the US we have more prison jobs than anywhere in the world. Pretty soon this might be the only job market that you can actually count on... might as well prepare for that.
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Darilian wrote:
Explorer Scouts were always the 'quasi' military from of BSA. You didn't know that? That's why they got the dark green uniforms....

This sort of thing is nothing new in BSA. The Explorer scouts always had this odd paramilitary relation with the US Armed Forces, as far as I know.

Darilian


Never heard of them. All I did in the scouts(and the Indian Guides, now called something else), was backpack, hike, camp, fish, build a few fires, learn how to use a compass, and toast marshmallows.
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Chapel is a male!?!?!


Let's just say, I may not be able to outrun a bear, but I can certainly outrun you!

//"Koldfoot is bear lunch" badge earned.
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As an Explorer's Leader I am compelled to note that our group mostly hangs out and/or screws around.

Next on our agenda:
- Go to the Round Rock Express game at the end of May.
- Tubing in San Marcos.
- Fishing in Port Aransas.
- Schiltterbahn
- Lead the Cuban repatriation.
- Pizza and Formula De
- Six Flags trip

Harmless.
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joebelanger wrote:
As an Explorer's Leader I am compelled to note that our group mostly hangs out and/or screws around.


Why do you hate America?
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MWChapel wrote:
Darilian wrote:
Explorer Scouts were always the 'quasi' military from of BSA. You didn't know that? That's why they got the dark green uniforms....

This sort of thing is nothing new in BSA. The Explorer scouts always had this odd paramilitary relation with the US Armed Forces, as far as I know.

Darilian


Never heard of them. All I did in the scouts(and the Indian Guides, now called something else), was backpack, hike, camp, fish, build a few fires, learn how to use a compass, and toast marshmallows.

My local district didn't have any Explorer Posts, but I would run into them when I was a counselor at Camp Fife.

Odd, very odd. I remember being jealous because they learned how to reppel down walls. That was so cool.

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joebelanger wrote:
As an Explorer's Leader I am compelled to note that our group mostly hangs out and/or screws around.

Next on our agenda:
- Go to the Round Rock Express game at the end of May.
- Tubing in San Marcos.
- Fishing in Port Aransas.
- Schiltterbahn
- Lead the Cuban repatriation.
- Pizza and Formula De
- Six Flags trip

Harmless.


Man, Joe....I want to join now!
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Wow, you miss so much good stuff over there in the Woodcraft Rangers. I didn't even learn any woodcraft, as I recall.
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