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Ben

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Boy Scouts Are Officially No More
« on: May 07, 2024, 05:15:16 PM »
In the name of inclusivity:

https://twitchy.com/artistangie/2024/05/07/boy-scouts-announce-name-change-scouting-america-n2395999

I was only in it for a couple of years, but I'm glad I was able to experience the original Boy Scouts.
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Re: Boy Scouts Are Officially No More
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2024, 05:48:54 PM »
Reasons besides "Scouting America" works for me.
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Re: Boy Scouts Are Officially No More
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2024, 08:41:35 PM »
Inevitable.

The decline in the Boy Scouts of America can be illustrated succinctly by comparing the BSA hatchet I had as a Scout (and which I still have) to the piece of dreck they sell today:

Then:
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.K_Tg0DWE2JBJap2F-VB4xAHaEK%26pid%3DApi&f=1&ipt=2adfc3a5fa651a82c954cdb31198fc182afbe1fbfa95fb2885fdfeaaf6dd9c2b&ipo=images

I can't find an image of the current offering. A friend across town has (or had) one. It's a cheap, Chinese piece of junk that Harbor Freight would be ashamed to sell. Flimsy, tubular steel(?) handle. My friend had it in his camper. He said every time he tried to use it the head flew off.
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Re: Boy Scouts Are Officially No More
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2024, 07:35:36 AM »
Inevitable.

The decline in the Boy Scouts of America can be illustrated succinctly by comparing the BSA hatchet I had as a Scout (and which I still have) to the piece of dreck they sell today:

Then:
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.K_Tg0DWE2JBJap2F-VB4xAHaEK%26pid%3DApi&f=1&ipt=2adfc3a5fa651a82c954cdb31198fc182afbe1fbfa95fb2885fdfeaaf6dd9c2b&ipo=images

I can't find an image of the current offering. A friend across town has (or had) one. It's a cheap, Chinese piece of junk that Harbor Freight would be ashamed to sell. Flimsy, tubular steel(?) handle. My friend had it in his camper. He said every time he tried to use it the head flew off.
Haven't we done this before?  As far as I can tell, the current BSA offerings are here, both made in the USA, between $80-$100 each.
https://www.scoutshop.org/camping/knives-tools/axes-and-saws.html

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