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    Jun 26, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    I'm an Eagle Scout and was just wondering how many other guys made it all the way through scouting.
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    Jun 26, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    My husband did, does that make me a honorary Eagle Scout.
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    Jun 26, 2009 6:13 PM GMT
    I was an eagle scout. I say was because I renounced it when the Boy Scouts of America went on record against gays. I had some great experiences though and I was very proud of my accomplishments.
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    Jun 26, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    I was. I was kicked out for standing up against their discriminatory policies.

    Looking back, what a narrow minded pack of twits. If I had children I wouldn't encourage them to join.
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    Jun 26, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI was. I was kicked out for standing up against their discriminatory policies.

    Looking back, what a narrow minded pack of twits. If I had children I wouldn't encourage them to join.



    Is there a Merit Badge for that? icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 26, 2009 7:42 PM GMT


    Both my brother and I were scouts.

    -Doug
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    Jun 27, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    BodyWork4 said
    MunchingZombie saidI was. I was kicked out for standing up against their discriminatory policies.

    Looking back, what a narrow minded pack of twits. If I had children I wouldn't encourage them to join.



    Is there a Merit Badge for that? icon_eek.gif


    The 'Smug Moral Superiority' badge? Sadly not.
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    Jun 27, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    made it to life scout, then got too busy with other things and dropped out.
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    Jun 27, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    I made it to Eagle with Troop 1, Fairbanks Alaska. It was a pretty good troop, lots of activities all over Alaska.

    Last year I was volunteering with Venture Crew No. 1, and I was advised that apparently, if you work as an official volunteer, and they find out you're gay, they'll actually go back and TAKE your Eagle rank/achievment away. So the way around that was acting as an "outdoors consultant" lol. No paperwork to sign or attach me to them.icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 27, 2009 6:24 AM GMT
    I'm an Eagle. I have some good memories and some bad.

    The first troop I was in was an LDS troop run by my grandfather. During summer camp he directed them to terrorize me until I converted. In addition to having KP duty the entire week, I was thrown in a swamp, beat up every day, burned with sticks, tied to a tree and peed on.

    My mother took me out of that troop and put me in one sponsored by her church. I actually met some lifelong friends there. It was a much better experience.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 27, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    I made it through cubs! The scouts thing...there was this old lady who was the leader of the pack, which seemed to centre on the stuffed head of a dead worf, which was on a five foot long pole. There were no badges for killing God's creatures, as far as I could tell, so I didn't get the whole concept. I dropped out. Bought a guitar, and some pot. :-)
  • captproton

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    Jun 27, 2009 7:00 AM GMT
    Apparently, I was "present at the creation" because my troop number was in the single digits. lol

    My dad died when I was 5 and my mom's friends decided I needed male role models. Ugh. But I dutifully went to den meetings as a Cub and Webelo scout and then to troop meetings as a Boy Scout.

    My troop had its own summer camp where we went for at least one week every summer.

    In high school and college, I volunteered as a camp counselor at the council camps. There were two: one was a traditional summer camp with a dining hall and waterfront with dock; the other was a wilderness camp.

    I achieved the rank of Eagle at the last possible moment, just prior to turning 18. As a result of my long-standing relationship with my troop, I was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. I thought it was sort of cool at the time because only two people are chosen each year and you are nominated by your peers.

    I am now what's called a "Lost Eagle," because I don't have contact with the organization anymore. I moved to a city once where the local council found out about my background. I went to one meeting and was so disgusted by their outrageous expectations (that I would give all of my free time to them), that I never went back.

    I joined back in the day when it was considered a normal activity for boys, at least in my hometown. Looking back on my scouting experience, I feel I wasted a lot of my childhood on mindless activities. Some of the camping was okay but I have had my fill of charcoal-coated food and shitting in the woods.

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    Jun 27, 2009 7:06 AM GMT
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    GuerrillaSodomite said The first troop I was in was an LDS troop run by my grandfather.

    LDS?
    Sounds more like an LSD troop.

    You have noooooo idea. If I was good at voodoo, I would raise the fucker as a zombie and figure out a way to sue him to pay for therapy. I would probably just light him on fire though.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2009 7:09 AM GMT
    I did Beavers, Cubs and Scouts here in Canada. Then I chose to join Air Cadets instead of continuing on to Venturers. I'm so glad I did. Lots of fun time in the Air Cadets locker room every Friday night icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 09, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    I became an Eagle last April. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 09, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    I am an eagle scout also, I had to knock out a wooden volleyball court and rebuild a concrete one at a local park
  • mondo_trasho

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    Oct 09, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    I only make it to Life. I'd like to say I never made it to Eagle because I disagreed with their politics, but really I just didn't care to put in all the effort.
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    Oct 26, 2009 7:22 AM GMT
    I was almost an Eagle Scout but my Scoutmaster singled me out at one of those review meeting's for the next rank so I stopped.

    I was a "Life" Scout I believe or whichever one was right before an "Eagle." I reminisce on it sometimes; I really enjoyed all the outings, camping, and summer camp. I think that's what made me like the outdoors so much.

    Some of the people involved in some troops can be bone-heads and the organization too.
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    Oct 26, 2009 9:35 AM GMT
    They taught us to make rope in Cub Scouts. I made the rope and used it to tie up my friend Ricky. The Den Mother suggested to my mother that it might be better if I didn't come back.
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    Oct 26, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
    We didn't have eagle scouts...

    It went beavers, cubs, scouts, venture scouts but yeah I had it all the way through, it's not the same as you guys we had wollen sweaters and scout motto and pledges and badges they kinda just threw at us for nothing in particular but that was already dieing out when i was there

    By the end we just a really casual club that went camping did out door stuff and played dodge ball, but now they have taken away all our games that require we beat the shit out of each other

    God that one where we used to capture guys tie them up and beet code words out of them...or the one where they were teams on either side of the room and team called another teams member and you had to try and run across the room , while they tried to wrestle you to the ground and if you made it shout something and it was a freeforall...and when we stripped guys naked and through them into the lake at night


    All things considered scouts were pretty gay icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 26, 2009 11:29 AM GMT
    You Eagle's should be proud.

    I'm a Life scout, I was only 2 merit badges and an Eagle project away from making Eagle, when I dropped out.

    Had my step dad not divorced my mom right then, I am sure I would have made it all the way and then onto better things (like college, a career, maybe even military service) He was a 6' 220 lbs workaholic Vietnam vet who knew how to keep me in line. Having a strong, disciplinary father figure leave me in 9th grade was perhaps not the best thing for me. I felt unchained, and I really went fast in the opposite direction.

    My poor mom!

    Thanks pops, I hope you're happy how I turned out.

    I guess I still have a bit of a grudge there. Good news is, 20 years later, we are starting to reconnect and mend relations.

    But I can never go back and finish my Eagle.
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    Oct 26, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
    Eagle Scout Here...and camp staff as a teen icon_smile.gif
  • vacyclist

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    Oct 26, 2009 1:17 PM GMT
    Eagle Scout here
  • Glorfindel

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    Oct 26, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    Eagle Scout here.

    And yeah, while I disagree with a lot of their policies, I also realize that they are a private club and are entitled to set their own policies.

    Having said that though, I think the BSA are deluding themselves if they think that excluding gay adults is going to stop child molestation as a good majority of child molesters do not consider themselves homosexuals.
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    Oct 26, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    I am an Eagle, once and Eagle always and Eagle. Even though I don't agree with their stance on certain political issues, and even though i have an axe to grind with a numbered few in my local district, I still find that experiences I gained from my years in scouting are invaluable. I would encourage my kids, if and when i have any. Besides, it looks great on a resume.