"B Hasselback" wrote in message
> By definition, the Boy Scouts have always been a delivery system for young
> boys to pedophiles...who the fuck would even enroll in this shit unless
> they were seeking pedo rape?
Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouts, was a fag and a pedo.
Tom Jeal's The Boy-Man, a 1990 biography, details Baden-Powell's attraction
to, and likely affairs with, teenage boys, as well as his fondness for nude
boy photos and requirements that Scouts in his care should bathe outside
naked. When Baden-Powell died, his family burned his voluminous collection
of photographs. Today he would have made the top ten on a Sex Offenders
"Baden-Powell, the founder of the scout movement, liked to look at photos of
nude schoolboys with his friend, a schoolmaster and keen amateur snapper of
his pupils. This seemed perfectly natural to them, part of the healthy
outdoor life. Now they would get into serious trouble."
Scouting -- which Baden-Powell referred to as a "character factory" -- was a
regiment to inculcate a deeply conservative, secular Christianity that
espoused a defensive nationalism, racial intolerance, and sexual
prohibitions. Scouting would turn out real men who would maintain the
status-quo, and not challenge prevailing social standards. When World War I
erupted Scouting was seen as the breeding ground of good soldiers.
As World War II began Baden-Powell's repulsive political and racial
attitudes, which inform the history of Scouting but are clearly separate
from it as well, became even more evident. In 1937 Baden-Powell was eager
for the scouting movement to establish official ties with Hitler youth
groups. In 1939 he noted in his diary: "Lay up all day. Read Mein Kampf. A
wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda,
organization etc. -- and ideals which Hitler does not practice himself."
While the Boy Scouts today are certainly not a neo-Nazi group, nor as
paramilitary as they were in the past, many of Baden-Powell's original ideas
still remain -- especially those that inform how "real men" are made in the