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Who carries a firearm on Scout Outings???

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23 minutes ago, Eagle94-A1 said:

Considering the adult with the body guards is a Distinguished Eagle Scout, and told this story to the CSE and everyone at the 1998 All Hands conference, and nothing happened, I do not think anything you can help.

Are you talking about Jimmy Carter and his secret service bodyguards? This would be an understandable exception. We all know that those vicious killer rabbits were all out to get him.

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2 minutes ago, David CO said:

Are you talking about Jimmy Carter and his secret service bodyguards? This would be an understandable exception. We all know that those vicious killer rabbits were all out to get him.

Secret Service are LEOs. They are covered. They actually do financial crimes and counterfeiting.

I am talking about Dr. Robert Gates and the father-son camp out he did while working with the CIA. The CIA is not law enforcement, and hence his body guards should not be carrying while he was camping at a BSA activity officially.

No one seemed to have a problem with it.

 

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Most Federal agency protective details are formed of commissioned law enforcement officers. 

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I'm pretty sure that a protection detail was not an issue in 1998, but before my time and no photos have been provided to date.  I should note it was particularly impressive to watch the joint task force have the honor of taking care of him as Secretary of Defense at the 2010 Jamboree.  Was a great group of folks that were on that task force and everyone of them honored that he was in attendance.       

To the topic at hand.  The exception to firearms applies to LE officers who are required to carry within their jurisdiction, hunting in Venturing, and as part of a BSA shooting sports program.  Here is a link to what those are:  https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/shooting-sports/ 

Please don't put yourself, your membership or others at risk with prohibited activities.   

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46 minutes ago, RichardB said:

Was a great group of folks that were on that task force and everyone of them honored that he was in attendance.       

 

Oh, Please! Don't you guys ever get tired of sucking up to your bosses. 

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The joint task force was all military not civilian.      No one on that TF was my boss.   Sorry for your confusion. 

 

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