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Old 06-02-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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It seems only one "kid", 18 year-old Kenji Mikesell, wore a BSA uniform to the parade. And for all I know he did seek the advice of his father.

Also, I don't, and never have met another Scout, who views the BSA as paramilitary.
We shot rifles and had to qualify for marksmen badges. We learned water rescue and survival skills. We hiked, camped and learned the ways of Native Americans (that's Indians for you city dwellers). Qualified for a Totin' Chip with knives, axes, saws and other edged tools and carried and used them. Could start a fire in many different ways.....WITHOUT matches. Your uniform was always pressed and wrinkle free....starch like. Belt buckles were mirror shiny brass that you had to polish as well as your boots. You could drive a canoe before you were 12 and not tip it or lose the cargo. If you were hungry, you had a fishing pole with you to catch something to eat.

Are you getting all this?


Of course this was back before many single mothers who's idea of 'Scouting' is taking a picnic at the park and letting them play Xbox 360.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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We shot rifles and had to qualify for marksmen badges. We learned water rescue and survival skills. We hiked, camped and learned the ways of Native Americans (that's Indians for you city dwellers). Qualified for a Totin' Chip with knives, axes, saws and other edged tools and carried and used them. Could start a fire in many different ways.....WITHOUT matches. Your uniform was always pressed and wrinkle free....starch like. Belt buckles were mirror shiny brass that you had to polish as well as your boots. You could drive a canoe before you were 12 and not tip it or lose the cargo. If you were hungry, you had a fishing pole with you to catch something to eat.

Are you getting all this?
Yeah - I get it. I too did many of those things. I think we're just having a semantics debate. What you've written does not fall under the heading "paramilitary."
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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This one is for all you ya-who's who think I'm nuts....


http://media.timesrecordnews.com/med...amp_3_t607.jpg

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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Yeah - I get it. I too did many of those things. I think we're just having a semantics debate. What you've written does not fall under the heading "paramilitary."
par·a·mil·i·tar·y (pr-ml-tr)adj. Of, relating to, or being a group of civilians organized in a military fashion, especially to operate in place of or assist regular army troops.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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Call the "Nasty Girls"....we lost some of our own.



Louisiana Scouts Rescued From Ark. Wilderness - YouTube
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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So says someone who didn't EARN the right to wear it. Every single one of the badges and patches means something. I'd call it a paramilitary uniform to be more precise.
Damn straight. THis is BLASPHEMY>
http://cdn.morefm.co.nz/morefm/AM/20...oy_scout_o.jpg

BLASPHEMY. I WILL BE IN MY BUNK.
http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/130116/se...Uihbj4UjDIIg--

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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par·a·mil·i·tar·y (pr-ml-tr)adj. Of, relating to, or being a group of civilians organized in a military fashion, especially to operate in place of or assist regular army troops.
Children (at least in civilized parts of the world) are not paramilitary. A paramilitary organization would be like the Italian Blackshirts in the WWII era or the IRA in Ireland.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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Children (at least in civilized parts of the world) are not paramilitary. A paramilitary organization would be like the Italian Blackshirts in the WWII era or the IRA in Ireland.
You should have told that to my Scoutmaster. He was a former DI and kept us all inline.

No meant....NO....trust me.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Damn straight. THis is BLASPHEMY>


BLASPHEMY. I WILL BE IN MY BUNK.
I see where you are going......nice bodies BUT.....NO Scout.


http://www.catholicanchor.org/wordpr...scout-oath.jpg

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Utah. Now, that is interesting. I wonder how the Latter Day Saint Church feels about scouting now? With the whole new, "embrace the rainbow"...

June is Gay Pride Month....I found it intriguing that recently at work, we got an email to celebrate this...I work at the most conservative place in the world.

Yes, show tunes by the campfire, indeed.
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