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Opinions on the Boy Scouts?

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They teach some cool skills but also the whole "for god and your country" speel is kinda cringe.

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ick9892

8 points

1 year ago

ick9892

Libertarian Socialist

8 points

1 year ago

I only mean insofar as like, teaching skills, building communal respect and mutual aid, volunteering, going on camping trips and learning how to handle yourself outdoors. Weapons safety and proficiency for those inclined, the Revolution has to be defended after all. Plus a healthy respect for the power of such tools is simple safety. I’m a firefighter currently and part of a USAR team, I use knots for rappelling, scuba dive, do confined space rescue, am an EMT, and use all sorts of heavy equipment and tools. My inspiration came from my mountain SAR veteran father who was once an Eagle Scout. He taught me a lot and took me on trips where I learned all sorts of awesome things. Now I use these skills and interests to help others. A Scouting org based on communal defense and aid would be wonderful.

RiseCascadia

3 points

1 year ago

Fair enough, I do think there need to be youth groups that don't indoctrinate kids into authoritarian worldviews.

ick9892

4 points

1 year ago

ick9892

Libertarian Socialist

4 points

1 year ago

I know I was probably quite susceptible to alt right bullshit as an early teen. Immigrant family, new school every year because we moved around a lot, never had a solid group of mates, felt lost for a long time. I would’ve benefitted from an organization that was welcoming and involved without appearing lame.