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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Neutral Corner, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    How many parents/girls visit to learn about your BSA troop?
  2. Roscablo

    Roscablo Well-Known Member

    This time of year is advancement time when kids go from Cub Scouts to BSA. I'd say this year we've had a good dozen looking and visiting the troop. We have a mild connection to a pack, so that's a lot of it, but there have been some from other places. We aren't actively recruiting right now other than girls (we need a few more for a viable girl troop), so that's a pretty decent number.
  3. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Back in the late 80s New Jersey, stayed in scouts almost all the way through high school. Our troop was basically a camping and hiking club.

    Looking back on it now, I now realize an essential truth. Wives will let their husbands out of the house for the weekend time and time again if they're with their kids.
    3_Octave_Fart likes this.
  4. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Very true.
  5. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    My son’s Eagle Scout ceremony is this weekend so what a wonderful backdrop with the news.

    Agree on Pinewood Derby. The kids with engineering dads always win, anyway.

    I wasn’t that pro-Scout when he was a Cub Scout at age 7 but he saw it through to Eagle. It’s a nice thing to have on college apps. I’m honored that he finished it.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I knew a couple guys who went through and became Eagle Scouts. When we all started Cub Scouts in 3rd grade or so, there were over 100.
    They were OK guys, a little strait-laced, but pretty cool.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I was in the Boy Scouts for six years. Never had a bad experience. Learned from some good scoutmasters. I feel awful that too many kids had the worst possible outcome to their experience. There's nothing wrong with the program or the message. Just the fucking assholes who perverted it, just like anything else assholes pervert.
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