Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by vibramhead » October 18th, 2013, 3:13 pm

So much for being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, brave, clean, and reverent. I think some jail time is warranted.
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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by texasbb » October 18th, 2013, 3:22 pm

vibramhead wrote:So much for being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, brave, clean, and reverent.
So you're saying they are thrifty? :lol:

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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by retired jerry » October 18th, 2013, 4:05 pm

I see you remember the Boy Scout law :)

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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by forester » October 18th, 2013, 5:19 pm

This goes along with my continued mystification by people who venture out into the middle of nowhere in the outdoors and leave Jack-In-The-Box milkshake cups on the ground. I just don't understand this concept and I don't know whether the short circuit is in their heads or mine...

As far as punishment (beyond felony jail time), they should have to pay an engineering company to put the rocks back where they were.

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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by vibramhead » October 18th, 2013, 5:19 pm

texasbb wrote:
vibramhead wrote:So much for being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, brave, clean, and reverent.
So you're saying they are thrifty? :lol:
Damn, I guess my memory's slipping.
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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by Waffle Stomper » October 18th, 2013, 5:49 pm

In another interview they said that after all this the important thing the learned was to not to take a video and post it.
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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by forester » October 18th, 2013, 5:52 pm

In another interview they said that after all this the important thing the learned was to not to take a video and post it.
Sounds like the kids I used to teach in Juvie...

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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by romann » October 19th, 2013, 10:27 pm

Just vandals imho (adults, not kids), having fun at it and then trying to come to plausible explanation ("it's dangerous to passers by, may just fall on people"). Hard to believe it was their reason for destroying rock formations in the first place. Good punishment would be, as Forester said, to make them pay for restoration of this "goblin", and for any future defaced formations even if not caught again (since they said they'd do it again) - no jail time necessary. Next thing you'll see is them taking shifts to guard Goblin Valley against other vandals ;) .

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Re: Scout Leaders Destroy Boulder Formation in Utah

Post by kepPNW » October 20th, 2013, 5:29 am

100 death threats, so far. (Which seems a little extreme.)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/19/b ... oes-viral/

Just reprehensible. BSA is so messed-up... :x
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