But the problem is I don’t want an alternative. I am an Eagle Scout and I think very highly of the scouts. My son is only 9 months old and I want him to have the same experiences I had. I want the Scouts to stand up for whats right!
TECHJUNKIE, I'm with you on that. My adult son made Eagle years ago, and it still means a lot to him. Like me, he joined the scouts and there was a clear understanding that it was an organization that was still based on faith. If anybody wants alternatives, then go and start your alternative organization and expect your members to follow those rules, while respecting the rules of the current Boy Scouts. Live and let live, not bend an existing organization of faith to be something else.
I am an Eagle Scout as well. I even help out with activities whenever I get called on it but if they lower themselves for the liberal agenda like this... I will disown my badge and won't have anything to do with it. Honestly this is maybe 1% about gays and 99% about pushing a liberal agenda that is attacking any American culture and anything that shares any Christian-like values. It makes me sick.
I am an eagle scout as well. I will continue to support the boy scouts as long as they have the guts to stand up for the values that they have held over these many years. In reference to the person somewhere above who equates it to being the same as allowing some other religions to be involved in the Boy scouts, homosexuality is not a religion. It is a moral issue. The Boy Scouts have held themselves to a higher moral standard, than society. If it is not strong enough to withstand a society that is becoming increaseingly corrupt, then i As a loyal eagle scout, will not support the bsa. I will wear my badge proudly, at what the scouts were, but not at what they became(if they cave, which unfortuantely it seems they will.)
There are some of those activists, who just want to be able to be members. But there are many, who would not stop, until homosexuality is TAUGHT by the boy scouts. And if i am wrong, and there is so much support for gays in scouts, then let them make their own organization. Not force this one, to do what they want.
If giving up my eagle scout rank, would keep the Boy Scouts to stick to their morals, and not cave in, then I would do it in a heartbeat.
One last thing. Im sick of these people, compareing not being allowed in Boy Scouts, to be missing out on a benefit. Earning Eagle Scout is not something you do, so you get benefits in life.It is something you earn, through your deeds and character. IT IS NOT SOME FORM OF ENTITLEMENT.
I agree. The Eagle Badge is something that you earn. But the Scouts are keeping boys who have earned their badge from receiving it. They are keeping boys who want to give the Scouts their loyalty and dedication away. This is the problem. We are not asking for a handout, we are asking to be treated equally.
December 3, 2012 at 4:26pm
I dont know about you guys but when the zombie apocalypse hits, Im letting them have Costas.
November 28, 2012 at 12:44pm
I love it!!! I say use real pee. I’m sure there are plenty of people that would love to contribute.
November 28, 2012 at 12:42pm
I say why fake pee. Its not a fake painting, why not go all the way. Just for continuity sake.