March 21, 2007, - 10:24 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m glad that Michael Auberry–the latest missing Boy Scout–was found, yesterday. But when a Boy Scout is lost just over a mile away from camp–and, again, he’s just the latest Scout reported missing recently–you have to wonder just what they’re teaching the Boy Scouts these days.
In fact, you need not wonder at all. I’ve detailed some of the absurd badges Boy Scouts are getting these days for, among other things, listening to and helping left-wing Hollywood, etc. The Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” needs to be dropped. Today’s Boy Scouts aren’t prepared at all. Their organization–in many cities–has become extremely dumbed down.
While he miraculously survived on stream water for four days in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Auberry couldn’t find a camp that was almost within striking distance. Why? And why did he leave a camp in the middle of nowhere? Because he was “homesick.” That doesn’t really sound like a Scout. He’s lucky a rescue dog found him. In fairness, Auberry said he lost his glasses in the woods.
But many Boy Scouts, today, can’t build a tent or even read a compass. Forget about starting a fire or much else. The Scouts are not so much about camping, anymore, and a lot more about PC activities that make young male minds mushy (the Girl Scouts are just as bad, if not worse, giving out badges for learning how to live life without men, as a single mother, etc.).
Don’t be surprised that so many Boy Scouts are getting lost, these days, so close to camp. They’re not being taught to be Scouts anymore. They’re taught useless propaganda and “lessons” that will never help them survive when push comes to show.
The Boy Scouts simply aren’t what they used to be. And it’s emblematic of the rest of American culture–defining masculinity and boyhood downward.
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