I appreciate the comments on the creek-crossing photo.
The Boy Scouts of America begin their 100th anniversary celebration on December 10, and I’m curious about the political impact of the Scouting experience.
I am wondering how many guys who were in the Scouts became more pro-freedom in response to the heavy-handed invocations of authority and obedience that some Boy Scout troops routinely used.
I had a lot of great experiences in the Scouts and I appreciated the adult volunteers who helped make the good times happen. And yet…
I recall reciting the Scout law – the pledge to “do my duty to God and country.” And who defines the duty to the country?
Richard Nixon was the honorary president of the Boy Scouts at that time, and the Boy Scouts of America gave them their highest honor – the Silver Buffalo – in 1971. I would have had more respect for the Scouts if they sent Nixon tar and feathers.