Dad Was Right

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My dad never let me join the Boy Scouts because they were a paramilitary organization and he didn’t want me indoctrinated. Ridiculous, huh? I just wanted to hang out with my friends and learn how to tie knots.

Well, turns out my dad was right.

The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers and firefighters.

“This is about being a true-blooded American guy and girl,” said A. J. Lowenthal, a sheriff’s deputy here in Imperial County, whose life clock, he says, is set around the Explorers events he helps run. “It fits right in with the honor and bravery of the Boy Scouts.”

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Published in: on May 14, 2009 at 11:07 AM  Leave a Comment  
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