CDZ Boy Scouts apologize for insertion of political rhetoric into boy scout jamoree

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    "These character-building experiences have not diminished in recent days at the jamboree – Scouts have continued to trade patches, climb rock walls, and share stories about the day’s adventures. 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.

    Trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness and bravery are just a few of the admirable traits Scouts aspire to develop – in fact, they make up the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

    As part of our program’s duty to country, we teach youth to become active citizens, to participate in their government, respect the variety of perspectives and to stand up for individual rights."

    From the Chief: Our Perspective on the Presidential Visit - Scouting Wire


    I think we can all agree that politicizing the boy scout jamboree was wholly inappropriate. So the question is, how does a group teach values in the face of that type of intrusion?
     
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    When Trump can't be appropriate in front of boy scouts, there is a problem.
     
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    So some of the Boy Scouts had snowflake parents?

    :lol:
     
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    So some parents yelled and screamed at the leadership and threatened them with ":whatever" and they knuckled under.

    Your side gets its usual moral "victory" and in 2 weeks this will be forgotten along with all the other vapors inducing things done by Trump.
     
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    We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.
    Then we get
    As part of our program’s duty to country, we teach youth to become active citizens, to participate in their government, respect the variety of perspectives and to stand up for individual rights."
    im confused
     
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    no president has ever spewed political rhetoric at the boy scout jamboree....

    what is appropriate or "presidential" about these. (i'll remind you that this is the CDZ so you're asked to respond appropriately.

    Trump's speech to Boy Scouts: 29 most cringe-worthy lines - CNNPolitics.com
     
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    about?

    Trump's speech to Boy Scouts: 29 most cringe-worthy lines - CNNPolitics.com
     
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    He's unorthodox. It's the way he is. But hey at least he showed up in person.
     
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    It was his typical "rally" and that's not what the Pres usually says to 12-15 year olds.
     
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    Oh, i agree. Trump shouldnt have talked about stuff like that. I was just confused by the letter. Maybe i am missing something, but it seems to contradict itself.
     

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