December 31, 2008, - 2:51 pm

Yo Soy Boy Scoutano: Illegal Aliens Are New “Boy Scouts of America”

By Debbie Schlussel
I have mixed feelings about the Boy Scouts of America’s new target for recruitment.
The Boy Scouts are, sadly, a dying organization. The group has been denied funds and come under attack from the United Way and gay activists because it tried to protect young boys from possibly predatory gay scoutmasters and also because it does not allow atheists.
And so–because it has been severely defamed and lost interest among the general American population of boys–the group has decided to actively recruit Hispanic immigrants to the scouts. There’s nothing wrong with going after legal immigrants’ kids, and the Boy Scouts would be a good influence on them to help them become fully American.
But the Boy Scouts of America are not discriminating against whom they recruit, and they are knowingly going after illegal aliens. Plus, the Boy Scouts are reversing what made it a good organization.

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To wit, instead of influencing these kids to understand and absorb themselves into American culture and adopt good values, the Boy Scouts is being absorbed into the Hispanic illegal alien culture. For instance, the Boy Scouts of America now has its brochures translated into Spanish, discouraging young Boy Scout from learning English in America. And the group is combining Cub Scouting with soccer. No offense, but most American boys are not into soccer, and certainly not as much as Latino countries are. This encourages separatism, rather than an acceptance of American culture–say baseball, or the REAL football.
Oh, and by the way, there’s sort of an affirmative action going on here beyond all that. The Boy Scouts have made it their goal to double Hispanic Scout membership by 2010, the Boy Scouts of America’s Centennial.
But why not double inner city membership in the Scouts, where it is needed regardless of whether the residents are Black or Latino? And why not in rural and suburban America?
There is a reason the Scouts are not succeeding with non-Hispanic boys. And it has everything to do with marketing and life lessons. The Scouts are doing a terrible job with the former and do such a great job with the latter.
Remember when it was cool for a boy to dream of becoming an Eagle Scout?
They need to find a way to make it cool again. And that doesn’t mean Spanish brochures and recruitment of illegal aliens.
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For the record, I was a Girl Scout Brownie as a kid. We had a special Jewish troop for all of the girls in my class at Akiva Hebrew Day School, where I went to elementary and middle school. My mother and our family friend, Sheila Guyer, ran it from the Guyer family home’s baseement. And I enjoyed it a lot.
Also for the record, our brochures were not in Hebrew and the Brownies never did anything to cater to Jews to get us to join. We did it because it was fun and something common to many American girls our age. The only thing Jewish about it was that we were all Jews. Oh, and we only baked and ate kosher food. Plus, no meetings on Jewish holidays.
The Girl Scouts are a whole different animal from the Boy Scouts. The Girl Scouts has been very PC in the last decade or so, and always bowed to political pressure. Until this latest recruitment of immigrants–legal AND illegal–the Boy Scouts didn’t waiver from important traditions.

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11 Responses

Baden Powell is rolling in his grave.
I went through the Boy Scouts, from the ages of 12 – 18. And cubs before that. From it I learned citizenship and leadership. Also lessons in morality and ethics. What is reported here is just sick.
But Debbie, you’re off base on the involvement of American youth in soccer. As a kid, I was also involved in Little League baseball. AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) has killed Little Leage and it happened without needing hispanic participation. AYSO let in both boys and girls and starting at a younger age than Little Leage. Plus I think soccer just appeals to little kids more than hardball because at the entry level it requires zero skill. It’s just a bunch of munchkins running around with a coach reminding them which direction to kick the ball! Like the waterskiing tee-shirt from Kidde says, “If it was easy, they’d call it wake boarding”.
I do completely agree that Cub Scouting should not be combined with soccer – that’s nuts. It’s like my local KFC merging with A&W. Now, I can get a Papa Burger and a Bucket of Original Recipe through the same window – oh boy! At least that’s just fast-food economics and not multiculturalism.

Richard on December 31, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Miss Schlussel, Et Alii:
I read that news article, and I didn’t see anything that overtly indicated the Boy Scouts of America would knowingly recruit among illegal aliens.
Still, I am concerned, for the Boy Scouts of America is the official Priesthood training program for all young men in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the “Mormon” church).
If what you say is true, then where are the values of honesty and integrity?
Maybe the Mormons will be forced to withdraw their support from the Boy Scouts of America, and then start their own separate training program for young men.
Originally, the Boy Scouts began in England, as volunteer auxilliary observers to the British Army.
Unfortunately, I perceive the Boy Scouts of America as having become more feminized and emasculated during recent decades.
I was shocked to learn the son of a girl I dated was not allowed to wear his pocketknife on his Scout uniform when attending school.
In the news article, they did say that more emphasis would be placed on family and group cooperation, rather than individual effort or achievement.
But, advancement and recognition in the Boy Scouts of America has always relied on mastering individual wilderness skills.
After all, a cavalry scout in the United States Army must be able to blend into the terrain, obtaining and reporting information without being caught.
Boy Scouts must (or at least, should) train to become soldiers, and Eagle Scouts (the highest rank in the Boy Scouts) are accorded special status upon induction into the United States Army.
That means retaining the traditional manly outdoor skills associated with Scouting, along with inculcating the values of patriotism, faith, virtue, honor, integrity, courage, strength, intellect, and self-reliance.
I believe that if the Boy Scouts of America would return to its traditional masculine focus, it would have no difficulty in recruiting enthusiastic new members.
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

writesong on December 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm

I like the take of writesong. That was refreshing.
As for the boys scouts recruiting Hispanic children, I believe it will be inevitable for their own survival in California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. I think the two major reasons are illegal immigration and abortion. With over 20 million illegal aliens over the past two decades and their children the demographic has changed. Combined with 50 million abortions that have occurred it has taken toll on the natural American offspring. So like any other business or organization survival is dependent on recruitment or it shall cease to exist. I think it would be better those children join the Boy Scouts than join some disgusting sinister gang or MEChA.

californiascreaming on December 31, 2008 at 6:50 pm

From above:
Still, I am concerned, for the Boy Scouts of America is the official Priesthood training program for all young men in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the “Mormon” church).
Left of left field, this one. Each scout troop requires a sponsor. The sponsors of troops are often Christian churches or YMCA chapters. I could totally see the Mormons sponsoring Scouts and subverting the institution of Boy Scouting to indoctrinate kids into LDS, frankly it’s what they do.
But into their priesthood? Officially? Quit worrying about the Mormons…it’s the jihad, man. Worry about the jihad.

Richard on December 31, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Richard wrote:
“But into their priesthood? Officially? Quit worrying about the Mormons”
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Richard, Et Alii:
I think you misunderstood me.
I am a Mormon convert, and my concern is that if the Boy Scouts of America becomes corrupted, that it will also adversely affect The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
That’s why the Mormons might elect to completely separate from the Boy Scouts of America and start their own youth program.
If you know anything about the Mormons, you know that our boys are normally ordained to the Priesthood when they are twelve years old.
All boys in the Mormon church are also members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Because of the traditional American masculine values they teach, that is the reason why The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints uses the Boy Scouts of America as their official Priesthood training program.
I hope that doesn’t change, for it would be a huge tragedy.
But, in my opinion, the basic principles of honor and integrity must be adhered to.
The big question is, with the way things are going right now, will they be?
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

writesong on December 31, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Scouting started going to hell in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s like everything else. The major attraction to scouting to boys used to be adventure, and the opportunity to DO THINGS and LEARN how to do things. Cub scouts, the scout organization for real young boys, was kind of lame because it was ran by “Den mothers”, and boys need the leadership of men. Boy’s real mothers can be replaced by no one. The cub scout troop I belonged to as a boy actually did more things than the boy scout troop I belonged to later, though. Boy scouts, for the older boys, I can’t recall what age they started at, 9 or 10? That organization was associated with activities like camping, survival, response to emergencies, self sufficiency, skills and crafts, and even things like rifle marksmanship. Moral values were (supposed to be) taught along with this. Lucky was the boy who belonged to the scout troop that actually did or taught anything. The one I belonged to, and others I heard about, focused on fund raising, and going to boring meetings ran by some lame, frumpy old man. Scouts used to be active up until around the age of 17 or 18, but almost no one I knew back in the early seventies, when I was a teen, was still involved. The anti-moral climate of that era probably hurt scouting a little, but the lameness of the whole thing is what brought it down, in my opinion. Scouting would be a great thing to get alot of kids fat asses off the couch and away from the video gaming and into real life, if scouting ever came back. If the real adventure, fun and learning were brought back into it, boys would ignore the “corny” reputation of “boy scouts”. As a side note, an old boy scout manual, from the seventies or earlier, which can be found sometimes at old books stores or rummage sales, is an excellent book on survival skills that you should have in your library.

rtaylor174 on January 1, 2009 at 1:40 am

As an American and a former scout, I find it appalling anyone would pander to non Americans. But alas this is America in the year 2000 plus, we are truley doomed.

AMartinez on January 2, 2009 at 2:36 am

Correction: The word is “Epitome.”(Before someone pounces on me to say I don’t know English)

allat on January 4, 2009 at 8:27 am

Excuse me, but we’ve had branches of Boy Scouts all over Latin America, as far back as I can remember.
My little cousin was a Cub Scout, then a reg. Boy Scout. JUST like we’ve had delicious hamburgers, waaay before McDs.
Why shouldn’t there be Scouts in Latin America? Do you think Americans are the only people that hold ethics, and honor and compassion, close to their hearts?
BTW, that pic has been posted in other websites as Moslems, so why now present these creatures (they are NOT little boys)- these grown creatures, as Latinos? And also, those ugly gestures originated from the Americans – both “the bird” and the pelvis thrust. Nowhere else! Not in Latin America or elsewhere. What does that show for Americans?

allat on January 4, 2009 at 8:38 am

HAHAHA… i hope that next time someone who wants to write something about lds scout program, i really hope that you search for information before posting anything…this article is totally FALSE.. please, i am a leader for a spanish cub scout pack, it doesn’t mean that is in spansh..even the leaders are americns and everything(activities,classes are in english) and there is not illegals members..since you have to be citizen or north american resident to participate for the scout program… plus,our kids play baseball,soccer and all other sports because depends in the class activity ..so please givme a break..and its a lot more that u don’t know about it..so i really hope thet next time look for information before posting something like u posted..i invite you to do a google search for lds scout prgramm..thanks
have a wonderful day!!
Proud to be Peruvian married to an North American!!!

PERCHICK on November 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

YOU HAVE MADE SOME VALID POINTS BUT YOU ARE ACTING LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA DO YOU WORK THE THE ELITE RICH BILLIONAIRES I CANNOT VALIDATE THIS. BUT WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT MOMS APPLE PIE MEANING AMERICA. INNOCENT PEOPLE GO TO JAIL BECAUSE A PROSECUTOR EITHER MADE A MISTAKE OR DIDNT KNOW THE WHOLE FACTS. THIS HAPPENS SOMETIMES. AND THE PROSECUTOR GETS AWAY WITH SLANDERING AND RUINING SOMEONES LIFE. CAN YOU SPELL DEMOCRACY. I WOULD RATHER CALL IT PLUTOCRACY FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT.THERE ARE THE CROOKED GREEDY SELFISH RICH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT VERY SPIRITUAL BECAUSE IF THEY WERE THEY WOULD BE OUTCASTS OF THEIR OWN CIRCLE AND BUSH WAS NOT MUCH OF AN OUTCAST BECAUSE THE PROPAGANDA MEDIA AND HIS RICH CRONY PHONEY FRIENDS LOVED HIM. AND YOU HAVE THE DEVILS POOR THAT SPREAD THEIR MISERY ON OTHER PEOPLE BUT THE RICH HAVE THE MONEY TO CONTROL PROPAGANDA,AND CAN BUY THERE ASSES OR GREEDEY UNCAREING ASSES WHAT THEY WANT FOR THE MOST PART,BUT THANK GOD WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER LIVING THEY WILL BE PUNISHED. GOD IS GOOD YOU CAN PAY HIM NOW OR PAY HIM LATER.

RICHARD on February 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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