Is 29 too old to join the Boy Scouts?
yes t. eagle
>>2366073It’s not to old to take it upon yourself to earn merit badges. You can Google the requirements and see what has to be done.
optimally it is like this 7 - 10 Cub scout10 - 16 Boy scout16 - 20 Venture scoutjust join the military anon
>>2366073Are boy scouts even a thing anymore?
>>2366090It varies from troop to troop, but it always has. Also they have girl troops, so they just call it Scouts now.
>>2366097There are "girl scouts"and .. "scouts"inclusive is fun and two-sided !
>>2366073You can join as a Scouter i.e. adult volunteer. Not sure but you might have to be the parent or guardian of a scout though.
>>2366087thank you i will save this for future referencemy knowledge of the scouts have been primarily from old donald duck cartoons
>>2366087Cub scouts starts in kindergarten now, so as young as 5.
>>2366171my knowledge of the scouts comes from the 90s when it was a front for a child pornography ringjust wait until your son is in highschool then get him into the cadets if he wants to pursue a military career
>>2366170yeah might raise some eyebrows if somebody who isn't involved in a camp/council/lodge just shows up one day
>>2366207The older training material for Cubmasters has stuff about approaching community leaders - rotary club types - and asking them to volunteer. Don't think that would fly with parents today. Though to be fair, there are volunteer positions that don't involve interacting with youth in any way. Committee members, training coordinators, what have you.
>>2366084Check out the backpacking merit badge requirements. You have to go on three trips at least 3 days and 15 miles long (utilizing at least two different campsites), and one trip at least 5 days and 30 miles long (utilizing three different sites). On top of that, you have to discuss several topics about gear, safety, and planning (which you can do online with strangers, some of whom know more than Boyscout leaders). I’d say a solid majority of this board wouldn’t qualify.
>>2366087>>2366194Is it mostly parents who were in the scouts themselves who send their kids to scouting practice, or do the scouts go to schools and recruit children at that age?
>>2366073Yes, and you're better off for it. It used to be a cool organization, establishment clause violations aside. Now it just sucks.
>>2367394COVID lockdowns hurt scouts bad last year, so this year it's been mostly people who were already involved. We do recruitment events like fishing derbys and advertise those in schools.
>>2366506What kind of smoothbrained cripple needs 3 days to go 15 miles? Is this why scouts are lame as shit?
>>2367445At first I thought he meant 15 miles per day
>>2367423>political feel-good actions taken by the executives running the organization hurt boy scouts the last decade.>>2367445>what does the word atleast mean>you can't have fun during it- you have to hike CONSTANTLY those 3 days>boys will NOT be boys
>>2367466>political feel-good actions taken by the executives running the organization hurt boy scouts the last decadealso true
>>2367468I got my Eagle during the last year the paperwork included the word Boyfeels bad, man
>>2367473It does feel bad, but I really can't help but want to encourage girls who want to live up to the Boy Scouts' values instead of the communist agitprop they shill at Girl Scouts. I wish they could have made a separate "Ladies' BSA" or something.
>>2367479isn't Adventure Scouts the based outfit now (as well as for the last couple decades) ?
>>2367483>Adventure Scouts USA are nationwide, modern, co-ed, fully nondiscriminatory Scout Programs with teams forming in your area. Our Scouts visit exciting places, ...Doesn't sound like it.
>>2367484they've always been co-ed tho, unlike modern scouts they didnt fixate on the sex aspect of itsounds good to me, unless there is a specific point or stance they have you disagree with
>>2367488>unlike modern scoutsThey're literally touting themselves as modern, as well as fully non-discriminatory. The only people BSA discriminates against are atheists and child molesters, so I'm not sure how "we discriminate even less than the BSA!" is supposed to be a selling point.
>>2367517>The only people BSA discriminates against are atheists and child molestersDid you mean to post this a dozen years ago ?>I'm not sure how "we discriminate even less than the BSA!" is supposed to be a selling point.If it means they aren't discriminating against boys wanting to be scouts, that's good.>They're literally touting themselves as modern, as well as fully non-discriminatory.Every organization has this in their statement. Non-discrim is a non-issue. Besides, I'm not expecting amish simulator. I expect a stronger response, or I'll assume is a trolling
>>2367526>Did you mean to post this a dozen years agoNo. Scouters have to pass a series of background checks to prove they haven't been caught molesting kids in the past, and they're required to attest that they believe in a higher power. Atheists and child molesters are literally discriminated against.>If it means they aren't discriminating against boys wanting to be scouts, that's good.If you're an atheist and you want an atheist scouts, just say so. But don't pretend your hippie protest organization makes you based.>I expect a stronger responseYou've presented zero evidence to support your claim that Adventure Scouts is anything other than the communist youth league it appears to be. All you're entitled to is derision.
>>2367551Trolling it is, then.
>>2367554>>hey Anon who clearly knows a thing or two about about Scouting, isn't this obscure organization the One True Based Scouting Org?>Gee Anon, I've never heard of them before, but a cursory Google search shows that they describe themselves like Junior Bolsheviks. Do you have any proof to the contrary?>>Lah lah I can't hear you, troll!If this is the level of intellectual integrity that Adventure Scouts produces, then sticking with BSA is obviously the right call.
>>2367566You brought up irrelevant tangents and pretended like they were foundations of my "argument". I never brought up atheists but you fixated on it.And hippie protest ?Neither of which I had issues with.Very weak. I'll take my BSA paperwork and leave you to your expertise about scouting.
>>2367569>You brought up irrelevant tangents and pretended like they were foundations of my "argument".You don't have an argument. You (or someone) asked me if they're based. I see nothing to suggest they are, and some red flags that suggest they very well may not be. You taking personal offense at that points to some agenda. Clearly you already think that Adventure Scouts are based. Instead of disingenuously pretending this to be common knowledge, why don't you explain why you think they're based?
>>2367575>I see nothing to suggest they areAnd nothing to suggest otherwiseYou are using weak evidence to prove your point but saying weak evidence otherwise is gay. >some red flagsThat their official mission statement to public is that they arent racist? That's your basis ?
>>2367582>That their official mission statement to public is that they arent racist? That's your basis ?No. I don't expect them to discriminate on the basis of race. But Adventure Scouts emphasizes that they are unique in that they don't discriminate in any way. From their FAQ:>In what ways are the Scout Programs of Adventure Scouts USA unique? >We are unique in many ways. Ways in which we are unique are that we use democratic governance, we are fully nondiscriminatory, and we enable our Scouts to participate in modern, FUN programs.So according to the Adventure Scouts themselves, the fact that they discriminate against nobody makes them different from the BSA. But there are only two groups the BSA discriminates against, child molesters and atheists. I don't want my kids in a scouting organization that doesn't discriminate against those groups, and Adventure Scouts is proud about not discriminating against those groups. Now, I assume they do still screen out child molesters. But still. That just makes them Atheist Scouts.
>>2366073You can never be too old to rape children
>>2366073go into your countries army reserves
>>2366119men don't want to do things like sell cookies and bake, and if they do they're creepy and predatory. A girl that wants in boyscouts is just a tard.
>>2367919A salesman and a baker are two honest trades, I don't care the opinion of someone two thinks otherwise. Take your software course out of here