Sunday, February 03, 2013

Nick Gillespie and the Boy Scouts

Reason magazine's Nick Gillespie has a nice piece in the Wall Street Journal looking at his time with the Boy Scouts and what it taught him. He kept his two boys out of the scouts because of the gay thing but hopes they'll be able to enroll their kids when the time comes.


At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Unfortunately, not all "Boy Scouts" make good citizens, even thoguh the uniform, badges, rank, etc... make it seem like the "kids and adults" aspire to be good people.

Case in point - A local adult (Defendant) and his son (John Doe) are being sued for harrassment and bullying, breach of contract, private nuisance, etc... but, they still do the boy scout deed just to make it seem to others (outsiders) that they are "upstanding citizens". This is the ole "pull the wool over the eyes of others".

Burnt toast is gonna have to make it onto the "Boy Scout menu". - HOJ

At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone doesn't like Boy Scouts, they can join the largest youth group in America (which is co-ed and non-discriminatory, with no litmus test for religion, either)... 4-H.

Through 4-H, my kids are involved in everything from camping to photography to robotics. 4-H is a *lot* more than the stuff you see at the county fair.

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

5 Stars for Anonymous regarding of the best things any youth could ever get involved with. So many local charters too for many geographic areas with a very wide range of things to do and accomplishments to feel proud of. Just love all the various 4-H signs that drivers can see from the road. The volunteers are parents, professionals and generally interested folks with much "mind wealth and knowledge". 4-H ain't just animals, it can be small motor repairs, fly fishing jigs, arts and crafts, preparing floats for local parades, music, cooking classes, Redwood Acres Fair, Humboldt County Fair and so much more. Everyone is welcome too, never seen discrimination either like that which the Boy Scouts foster to "the children".

Also, there exists Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.), a sorta next step for those in 4-H who enjoy farm animal projects.

A big thanks to all those businesses and individuals whom have helped sponsor over the years - a truly worthy cause compared to so many other civic events that are only about the money and not about doing "what is right" for the most important segment of society (those who are "up and comers" who will run the show when us current adults get to be "old and decrepit").

Kudos to Anonymous. - HOJ


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