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… The Boy Scouts has never been about Water Guns [#shooting sports]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 17th,2016

.. yes , the Boy Scouts has always had shooting sports . Archery is among one of them . Rifle and Shotgun Shooting is the other ..

.. yes , there are other prohibited weapons . Among them are numbchucks , shooting stars , potato guns , … and now water pistols and guns ..

.. big surprise ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog posting …

.. there has always been a prohibited list of things at a Boy Scout camp . So water guns have just joined the list ..

.. [–note–] I am an Eagle Scout . I earned my Eagle Scout Badge in 1981 at the age of 17 . I have not been as active as an adult Scouter as I would have liked [I will admit] , but I am still and have always been proud of my Scouting experience and the Boy Scouts of America as a whole …


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… Lesbian and Gay Bigotry towards Amazon …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 3rd,2014

.. you say , how ? ..

.. they apparantely have a charitable option that allows for folks to make charitable donations to the Boy Scouts of America …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. this charitable program , called Amazon Smile , allows folks to donate part of the purchase price of a product or service to a qualifying charitable organization . With the Loonie Lefties , they have a beef : one of the organizations that is eligible for selection is the Boy Scouts of America ..

.. this one is personal for me . While my personal schedule does not allow me much time to be an adult leader as a Scouter , I was proud of my time in the Boy Scouts . I am proud to say that I earned my religious award [I earned the God & Country Award , as I was a protestant Presbyterian at the time] and , most of all , I earned my Eagle Scout badge in the Spring of 1981 ..

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… How Outreageous !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 23rd,2013

.. Sherrod Brown (Eagle Scout 1969) and fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon (Eagle Scout 1971) are urging their supporters today to tell the Boy Scouts of America to “do a good turn” on May 23 when their national council votes on admitting gay scouts . ..

.. The Boy Scouts last Friday announced a proposed compromise in which they would admit gay scouts, but bar gay adults from troop leadership. Brown, Merkley and Zach Wahls (Eagle Scout 2007), who heads Scouts for Equality, suggest this still would fail to embrace the moral values of scouting. They do not say so explicitly but their letter to the Boy Scouts of America — which they urge supporters to sign — calls for “a full non-discrimination policy” that includes leaders . ..

.. “For over 100 years, Scouting has helped shape the lives of millions of American youth, producing leaders who strengthen our communities, embody important moral values like honesty and service, and set examples for others at every turn,” their letter says. ..

… Sherrod Brown thinks that the Boy Scouts should accept both gay Scouts and gay Scout leadersza . So does his Senate colleague , Jeff Merkeley . Well , i am an Eagle Scout , well I was when I was a teenager . …

… Organizations are entitled to have their beliefs understood , and respected . They are allowed to set them because our society believes that groups , as well as individuals , have morals , and can and do set moral standards . They are also allowed to have them as from religion and religious faith , and to choose to freely associate (or not) with others . ..

…  Such acts and beliefs are not discrimination , but morality . …


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