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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:36 PM

BSA kind of apologizes for Drumpf

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But for our Scouting family at home not able to see these real moments of Scouting, we know the past few days have been overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States.

I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters. We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.

While we live in a challenging time in a country divided along political lines, the focus of Scouting remains the same today as every day.

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Michael Surbaugh is the Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America



http://scoutingwire.org/chief-perspective-presidential-visit/

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Reply BSA kind of apologizes for Drumpf (Original post)
HAB911 Jul 2017 OP
Gothmog Jul 2017 #1
MineralMan Jul 2017 #2
hatrack Jul 2017 #3
dalton99a Jul 2017 #4
Glorfindel Jul 2017 #5
C_U_L8R Jul 2017 #6
Foamfollower Jul 2017 #7
Sneederbunk Jul 2017 #8
Raster Jul 2017 #9
Tanuki Jul 2017 #10
Goonch Jul 2017 #11
demmiblue Jul 2017 #12
Paladin Jul 2017 #13

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:37 PM

1. This is sort of an apology

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:37 PM

2. Very weak, indeed...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:39 PM

3. Gosh, don't you just LOVE passive voice?

"We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program."

Gosh, I know I do!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:39 PM

4. "We had no idea he would use political rhetoric!"

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:41 PM

5. Meaningless bullshit.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:41 PM

6. "I'm sorry you were offended"

meh.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:41 PM

7. Much better than the milquetoast non-apology apology they offered after the jamboree Trump rally.

 

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:44 PM

8. The remedy is to not invite him back, ever.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:44 PM

9. NOT. GOOD. ENOUGH.

Some Boy Scouts and their Leaders BOOed the Former President of the United States, whom I might add, was a Scout.

Some Boy Scouts and their Leaders BOOed the person that ran against tRump* in the national election, and, I might add, received 3,000,000 more votes.

While I do have issue with tRump* inserting politics into the Scouting event, that should have been expected. At every turn, tRump* has proved himself to be classless, uncouth lowlife.

What I MOST CERTAINLY HAVE ISSUE WITH is the relative ease the assembled Scouts were able to be used as nothing more than cheap political props. I would have expected more from the creme de la creme of young American manhood.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:46 PM

10. President or not, someone so lacking in common decency

and whose behavior throughout his life has been the polar opposite of the scouting ideal should never have been invited. They could have predicted he could not be trusted to give a normal, uplifting but non-partisan speech. They knew he was a snake when they picked him up, and he indulged in a vulgar, narcissistic, and utterly inappropriate rant because that is the type of person he is.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:56 PM

11. Jamboree

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:16 PM

12. I don't think it is unreasonable to expect them to commit to not inviting him back, imo.

Not good enough.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:26 PM

13. It's an improvement on the bare-bones version I saw earlier.

Maybe there's no sufficient apology available, when a U.S. president takes a huge public shit on an organization like the Boy Scouts. Fair warning to any groups who want to risk a trump speech to their membership in the future.

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