Lots Of Us Love The Boy Scouts

30 03 2023

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

What has been done to destroy the Boy Scouts is outrageous.[2]. I was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Scout; and they were some of the finest and most rewarding experiences of a lifetime.  I grew up a mile or so west of the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, and attended Brentwood Elementary School, just up Bundy Drive from where O.J. Simpson killed his wife Nicole and Ron Goldman.

Our Scout meetings were held in a small community center on Bundy Drive, which was in the same block as the elementary school.  They were led by a wonderful human being named Walter Horne, whose son was a friend and classmate of mine.  Indeed, I will always remember the senior Horne’s smile and demeanor.  He and other fathers taught us the very best of Scouting.

Fast-forward, and my own son was involved in soccer on Saturdays in Northern Virginia; and the Scouting programs were not his choice, and I understood that.  My father had been a Scout growing up in Minneapolis; and he instilled in me a love for it.  Indeed, in college, one of my son’s roommates was an Eagle Scout, and later became a regional executive with the Scouting programs.

Like the Catholic Church, Scouting has been besieged with claims of child abuse and Pedophilia.[3]  I have never seen it happen; however, those who are alleged to have committed such abhorrent practices should have been jettisoned from the Church and the Scouts after receiving fair hearings.  The difference is that the Church has “deep pockets” financially; whereas, the Scouts in America apparently did not, which is why they sought bankruptcy protections.

Query when Pedophilia and abuses overtake women’s groups like Scouting, just as transgender athletes[4] have been distorting women’s sports.  Why should “straight” female athletes give their lives to a sport when they don’t have a chance against such freaks of nature?  Compassion is absent, just as it was when the transgender killer ended the lives of three children and three adults at the Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.[5]


© 2023, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[4]  See, e.g., https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender (“Transgender”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11915513/Controversial-group-Trans-Day-Vengeance-raised-money-firearms-training.html (“Controversial group behind ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ raised money for firearms training – as other trans protestors pose with guns ahead of march in DC on Saturday”)

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