Boy Scouts: Tied Up In Knots

“You’d be amazed, Billy, by how much fun knots can be!”

The Boy Scouts of America is considering declaring bankruptcy amid a sex-abuse scandal. Filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection would stop the pending lawsuits while the organization attempts to settle with the victims.

And that’s all you need to know.

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12 Responses to Boy Scouts: Tied Up In Knots

  1. Lofgren says:

    Good thing they kept the gays and trannies out!

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  2. Jim says:

    This was always just a matter of time given the nature of the organization. (And I say this as an ex-scout, though only for a year or so.)

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  3. Art says:

    Somewhat ironic that BSA has its roots in the British system founded by men concerned with keeping boys from masturbating by keeping their hands busy. From that to, what, 20,000 cases of sexual abuse? And those are just the cases that got documented. Presumed to be the tip of the iceberg.

    I the intent was to instill ‘wholesome manliness’ I think they are going in entirely the wrong direction.

    I suspect that this tragic development is, in part, the expected, if not inevitable, consequence of suppressing normal sexuality.

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  4. Bruce388 says:

    So not everyone in the Scouts has been clean and reverent?

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  5. Scottie says:

    I think the best thing they could do is make an agreement with the Girl Scouts that the GS would accept everyone, boys, LGBTQ, everyone and agree to real vetting of leaders. Then the Boy Scouts could simply pay the restitution they owe and disband. We do not need two organisations doing the same thing. The girl Scouts have long been more progressive and had less problem with sexual predators. IMO. Hugs

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    • purplehead says:

      Really bad idea. I would not want boys in the Girl Scouts. The boys would take over for certain. That’s the way boys/men are. Fuck that.

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      • tengrain says:

        Seconded, Purplehead.

        TG

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      • Scottie says:

        Hello Purple head. Maybe, but today’s girls tend to take control when they want to. They don’t play demure like in the old days. I think with the right guidance a good balance could be had. In fact it would be great learning environment, again with the proper guidance. IMO. Hugs

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  6. Lofgren says:

    I was joking earlier but in all honesty we probably should brace for these kinds of revelations to arise for just about any youth-oriented organization with more than a couple of decades behind it. The Catholic Church may have invented and perfected looking the other way, but they’re hardly the only ones to do so.

    And honestly, these are the kinds of situations where it is really easy to Monday-morning quarterback. Experience has shown us that people of all types can be pressured into making choices that they perceive to be for the good of their group. I think this is especially true for sexual assault and even more so for sexual assault on a minor precisely because nobody wants to look these crimes in the face. It’s actually easier to downplay what you saw, what you know, what you suspect, and dismiss it as your imagination or just a one-off or an overreaction on your own part than it is to confront it head-on.

    After Matt Lauer’s shenanigans came to light, several people asked why nobody raised the alarm when he asked for a button to be installed so that he could close and lock his office door from his desk. My answer was, because who would have thought, “I’ll bet he’s getting this button installed so he can assault women more efficiently.”

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  7. donnah says:

    Olympic gymnastics coaches, countless teachers, priests, ministers, camp counselors, Boy Scout leaders…It’s been an ongoing, unspoken epidemic of abuse over decades. It breaks my heart to know how many children have suffered.

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  8. moeman says:

    Next thing you know tRUmp will be giving a jamboree speech to young scouts about yacht parties.

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