Interestingly enough, this might not be the best news I ever heard. As a former Scout, former Scout leader, and the father of an Eagle Scout, so I have a kind of a strong opinion on this post.
It seems as if the Cub Scouts are offering a videogame badge, yeah, you (unfortunately) read that right.
Boy Scouts Give Up Entirely, Offer Video Game BadgeHa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
At first I thought it was some sort of hoax, but then I went to the BSA website and, well… Yeah, I want to cry too. Good think I have a merit badge in hard-cor drinking, as well as what’s left of a 30-year old bottle of Jack Daniels.
OK, you heard how my son, Dylan staged a flag-burning ceremony for his Boy Scout Eagle project, and well, he was (supposedly on the local news â€” I never saw the clip, but someone told me, Iâ€™m still looking and will post if I see it). He was also in a couple of the local newspapers. He filed all of his paperwork with the council and still has to go through the Board of Review (plus arrange to properly dispose of the rest of the 2,881 flags he collected), before we know about his Eagle (He turned 18 this past Friday).
Needless to say, all this talk about flag-burning always makes smile at the folk who want to pass a Constitutional Amendment to prevent flag burning. You see, as a Boy Scout myself, I happen to know that the proper way to destroy a worn flag is to , well, burn it. So the question I always want to ask is, if Iâ€™m now not supposed to burn it, what am I supposed to do with it? No one seems to have an answer to that.
Plus â€” not that I recommend or endorse it â€” but I truly believe that my (hypothetical) ability to burn it, is not only the ultimate form of Free Speech, but is proof positive that the flag is a powerful Icon that can be burned, and yet still protect me, as well as my rights for Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Anyways, you already saw one of the articles (posted again here), and Iâ€™m posting the other one as well.
Hey, heâ€™s my kid, and not only is this a really bid deal, but Iâ€™m totally proud of him.