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So' date=' the public doesn't have a right to know that he is proud of his families involvement in scouting?[/quote']


Of course they do, and no one is saying he can't tell people about his Scouting involvement. But wearing his uniform in campaign materials is not right.

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Implications are meaningless in the world of politics. Running for office implies honesty, commitment, etc. and we all know that ain't ever gonna happen. If the candidate says they are church goers, does that imply that all Jews and Muslims shouldn't vote for him because it endorses Christianity? Saying he's a scout leader and showing a picture of him in that role is pretty much the same thing.



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I know this is an older topic, but I was reading this old article on Bryan's blog. Seems to say pretty clearly that it's not allowed.


Q: Can Scouts and Scouters pose for photos with political candidates at these events?

A: Yes. But photos of candidates or Scouts in uniform or BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campaign materials of any kind.




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