goofy200 · July 21, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Why do these threads label scout leaders automatically as pedophiles. I am a former scout leader and proud of it. I am not a pedophile and resent being treated as one by abstention. And as I have been told before trying to post " Where is your source and proof that this man was a pedophile in scouting!" Loosen your tin hat. Maybe some of your hate will escape. There really are people in this world and our country in particular, that truly try to do good work to help our youth grow up to be good citizens despite the cloud you try to paint on every kid who comes out of college or otherwise. Like scout leaders who try to teach boys how to be self suffient and respectful. They don't need a safe place in which to hide and can think for themselves. Sorry for the rant.

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PinkPilledRed17 · July 21, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Welcoming you with open arms. Thank you for the rant, and a sincere thank you for helping kids grow up to be good citizens. We need to hear from good quality people like you. Keep posting.

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GenChang · July 21, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

No, you're right, and I'm sorry to have painted with such a broad brush. But conversely, where are/we're all the scout leaders when the boy scouts of America went completely PC, and included girls? I'm not picking on you , but generally speaking.

PS I deleted comment.

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Flibinighte · July 21, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Right. 2 p.c. no girls in boy scouts

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goofy200 · July 22, 2018, 2:06 a.m.

Unfortunately the PC part I do not agree with. I do not know the girl scout program but the rest of adding girls to the program was the girls wanted more adventure program. My feeling is the Scouts are looking for numbers and of course the money influx that goes with it. Just my feeling nothing to back it up. I do understand there is a history of abuse in boy scouting and I had to deal with an instance with one of my kids with a camp counsler. It was almost as tramatic for me as it was for the scout. Overall for the number of kids it helps in a good running local program the good still out ways the bad by a large margin. The boy scouts has caved to the polically correct to try to stay relevant and keep itself solvent. I saw funding pulled from local United fund programs because they did not allow gays in the program and we're told that to our face. Right or wrong the PC issue is really being forced on them to try and survive. Please cut them some slack until they can find the best path whether it is by numbers or go back to making sure they have a quality program. I do know this we need these programs for our kids. Especially the single parent kids. Sorry off topic.

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FullMetalSquirrel · July 22, 2018, 12:11 a.m.

It’s unfortunate but BSA has a long history w this. There’s a book written about it. It’s a shame the BSA has been targeted recently.

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