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Everything posted by krypton_son

  1. Lol, that wouldn't surprise me at all.
  2. That right there is exactly right. The direction the BSA has been moving in the last 10+ years is the complete antithesis of what it was created for. It's almost like it's an intentional dismantling of the founding principles it was based on.
  3. I've seen the same thing happen. When they announced that gays would be accepted we hade a severe drop in membership in my Council. Donations have been cut almost in half. Last night after this new announcement we had 3 boys pulled out of my troop and I know of several other troops in my district that have lost members. I can't say that I blame them. The Boy Scouts that we grew up with are now long gone.
  4. I have to agree. I'm no gynecologist, but I'm pretty sure that every girl (excuse me, I suppose "boy" in this case) gets one every month. And it last for a while. I'd say that that doesn't fall into the rare category.
  5. Oh, I would say that that's almost a given.
  6. While I completely agree with you, I have to ask if that matters. Is it worth a law suit to ensure that they're protected as a female if they insist that they aren't? Personally I feel like if they make it such a big issue and want to be "boys" treat them like boys. Let them camp with the real boys, shower with the real boys, etc. It's like women in the military. If they're going to make such a big deal about it, fine, put them in the front lines just like the men. If you start treating them differently, you're open to all kinds of legal issues.
  7. Lol, I think that's the attitude of most of us. We're proud of our heritage but at the same time have learned not to take it too seriously. Besides, what a lot of people consider to be racist, a lot of others consider playful. When I look at a pack of Red Man chewing tobacco, I don't see racism, I see a really cool logo that harkens back to my ancestors. It's funny how the voices of the few are heard so loud in this country and the voices of the masses are quieted to the point of muteness.
  8. Imagine the lawsuits when the parents find out that their kids were having sex at BSA campouts.
  9. I have no idea why you would be offended in any way. I'm Native American (or as I like to call myself, an Indian) and I love that the BSA and Order of the Arrow honor my people in so many ways. I get so sick of people screaming racism and bigotry when there isn't any. I've seen and participated in many Arrow of Light and Order of the Arrow ceremonies where people of all races and backgrounds have dressed up like Indians. They work hard to have authentic (or at least, good looking) regalia and work even harder at memorizing the lines and learning the characters. There is no bigotry to be found in it. Completely the opposite. There is a lot of reverence and respect that these kids put into this. I think it's great. By the way, I'm also a fan of the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Braves, and I have never met another of my kind that is offended in any way by them. Although I'm sure there are some thin red-skinned among us that are. Next time you see them do a ceremony dressed in amazing regalia, thank them for it and enjoy it.
  10. I agree 100%. We live in a world with too many lawyers and people ready to sue a the drop of a hat. It's an unfortunate thing that people need to worry more about protecting themselves then the youth, but I'm afraid that it's definitely come to that.
  11. Wow. Hate me all you want, but I'm not ok with this. If I had to guess the "Scouts" of America will be co-ed by the end of the decade.
  12. I've found that there are always going to be those who want to pick on others. It's funny how in high school you care so much about what others think about you. I'm glad that most of us grow out of that.
  13. Congratulations, that's one of the best things he will do.
  14. Now that's the kind of old crow that I can get behind.
  15. You just described me to a tee. I have an old basket that was my Grandmother's. It sat on her coffee table for as long as I can remember. I used to love to play with it when I was a kid. It's now sitting on my dresser in my bedroom. I come from a long line of Scouts. I have my Grandfathers merit badge sash from when he was in Scouts in the 20's, etc. I have a lot of family heirlooms and I treasure each one of them.
  16. Lol, I've always thought the same thing. The pocket was always more for decoration than anything. Once you sowed a patch onto it, it's worthless as a pocket.
  17. I don't think they used it as a pass or fail question. More just to make the scout think. Or to judge his response. If he said yes, it showed that he was proud of being a Scout and was not afraid to show it. If he said no, he showed that he was honest and would admit that he wouldn't do it.
  18. I'd love to get my hands on one of those.
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