liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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Not my favorite Org: the Boy Scouts

Turns out the Scouts are not so pro-conservation that they won't sell off tracts of woodlands to developers, or loads of lumber from their "camps", for a pocketful of cash. And there are other distasteful things about them, not the least of which is a long record of homophobia. I learned something of their culture when I was working as a riverguide. While it's important for someone to teach values to the youth, I'm not sure exactly what values are being taught these days by the scouts. Are any of you scouts? My father was an eagle scout. Here's a collection of articles that sheds light on the organization and what they're up to:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/specials/scoutslogging/
Tags: conservation, forest, isms, parenting, values
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