posted on May, 14 2009 @ 06:12 PM
I am an Eagle scout, Brotherhood OA, and was a member of our council's '89 National Jamboree contingent. I stayed active in my troop until the day
I left for Parris Island.
That said, to clear the air:
Explorers are a coorganization with BSA. They are "related", but independent.
Regardless, I'm sure this is NOT what Lord Baden Powell intended in the least.
Admittedly, my troop was pretty paramilitary even in the late 80's, early 90's. Most of our troop leaders were Vietnam vets, and several older boys
joined various branches of service. They were our role models.
I learned the majority of the woodcraft I know in scouts. I learned to shoot a bow, I learned how to properly care for and handle a knife, I learned
We NEVER had CQ or MOUT type training though.
This has gone too far.
As soon as I read this article this morning, I was on the phone with our local council, and they too were shocked. This seems to be a unique program
in the west, near the border.
I called national council, and they referred me to the Explorers, at a different number. I got a voice mail, but I expect no reply... I think the
exposure of this has innundated them with angry scouts and scouters that are "awake". This indoctrination is simply not right!
Read the quotes from the kids, they clearly come across as brainwashed.
Is this the condition of the police state we have become?
This is sickening.