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Update on BSA reaction to the vandalism in Utah

The Boy Scouts of America blasted two Utah leaders who gleefully toppled a boulder from a Jurassic-era rock formation in a state park and said they could face punishment by the organization, in addition to possible criminal charges.

“We are shocked and disappointed by this reprehensible behavior," Deron Smith, a spokesman for the venerable scouting group, said in a statement on Friday as police and prosecutors investigated the incident.

Smith said the 3.7 million children and adults who participate in scouting are supposed to adhere to the principle of "Leave No Trace" when exploring the great outdoors.

"The isolated actions of these individuals are absolutely counter to our beliefs and what we teach," Smith said. "We are reviewing this matter and will take appropriate action.”

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Dardenella

Asked by Dardenella at 2:43 PM on Oct. 18, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good, I hope they get all kinds of fucked because of this douchebaggary!
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 2:52 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Good for them. This was not the Boy Scouts that did it but jerks who happened to be supposedly leaders for the boys.
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 2:56 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Good. That act left me speechless!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:01 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Me too.
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 3:03 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Good and they should never be involved in scouts again. Lifetime banishment. My husband is a den leader and he was livid.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 3:07 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Smith said. "We are reviewing this matter and will take appropriate action.”

    The truth will be in the actual action, for now its is just playing to the media.
    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 3:20 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • I wonder what "appropriate action" the BSA can take. Whatever it is, it's not near enough.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 3:28 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • If they are Eagle Scouts they will be stripped of that honor also if they are order of the arrow.
    They will be banned from any scouting leadership roles.

    There is not a lot they can do besides that.
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 4:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • Fair enough. I hope they follow through, although not doing so at this point would be a grave mistake.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:42 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • i dont think well of the BSA very often, but they did good (if they actually carry out what they've said).
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 7:17 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

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