Donald Addresses the Scouts

The president addressed more than 40,000 members of the Boy Scouts at their National Jamboree. He was met with a wildly enthusiastic throng and he was in his element. Of course, he pisses a lot of people off no matter what he does. As a former scout, I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that a very large majority of those attending yesterday come from two-parent homes, don’t take government handouts, don’t commit rapes or armed robberies, and are more likely to volunteer for military service. Liberals despise them because they grow into that most dreaded of all terrorist groups, the white middle class.

Obama never addressed the organization once. The left is howling this morning about Trump turning his speech into a political rally. Never mind the fact that anytime a democrat gets in trouble he runs to the nearest black mega-church for solace and a pep rally. Obama did it all the time because he was looked on as some sort of deity.

My personal experience with the scouts was a happy one. Our troop was sponsored by a Methodist church and the farm across the road belonged to one of their members. About 1962 they held their first corn boil as a fundraiser. We were the hired hands. I had to show the others how to go out into the massive cornfield and pick sweet corn by hand: grip the ear where it is attached to the stalk, pull down, a quick twist and it comes loose. Always make sure the husk is very tight, not spongy. That means the kernels are filled out. If you pull the husk down a little, and pierce a kernel with your thumbnail, the white, starchy liquid should squirt to your knuckle. That means it has a good sugar content. That was more than 50 years ago and they still hold the event every August.

One of our assistant scoutmasters had a big farm with some woods and a creek running through it. We made a campground on it and built a dam across the creek to make the water deep enough for a swimming hole. (Can you imagine kids swimming in a creek these days?) We camped at least once a month to work on nature projects and had a really stupid idea to go on a Polar Bear camp-out in the dead of winter. We only came out of our tents to eat and have a massive snowball fight daily. I hit my friend Louis in the head with a slushball and he went down like a bag of wet cement. I ran screaming back to camp because I thought I had killed Louie. Ah, those were good times.

[CtH: Love it when you reminisce, Pete!  Actually, there is a creek near my house where people still swim.  My mom took me.  I took my girls.  Sometime when my grandkids come in the summer, we’ll have to take them.]


The National Jamboree is held every four years.

POTUS Trump RIPS Obama – Scouts Chant “We Love Trump!” at National Jamboree

Trump ripped Barack Obama for NEVER attending a jamboree.  The massive crowd grumbled then started chanting—“We love Trump! We love Trump!“

Flashback: Democratic Delegates Boo The Boy Scouts Of America

Democrats are all atwitter over Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts, claiming that he talked politics or made them cheer like Hitler Youth.  Here’s how hypocritical they are. They used politics all over the Boy Scouts, but booed them and attacked them.

LOS ANGELES When Gloria Johnson learned that a group of Eagle Scouts was about to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention, she immediately went into action.
She and other California delegates grabbed poster board and markers and made signs that read, “We Support Gay Boy Scouts.” As the uniformed Scouts took part in the opening ceremony, the delegates, seated in the front of the hall, waved their signs and booed.

Under normal circumstances, jeering at children is the sort of behavior that might get a delegate sanctioned, if not booted from the convention altogether. But anyone who expected the Democratic leadership to scold people bashing the Boy Scouts of America was attending the wrong convention.

Scout’s dishonor! Boy Scouts of America faces backlash from leaders and parents after President Trump turns their Jamboree into a political rally that may even have broken the group’s rules.

  • Trump spoke before a giant crowd of Boy Scouts of America on Monday night
  • The thousands of scouts was celebrating their Jamboree in West Virginia
  • Eagle Scouts, scoutmasters and parents threatened to leave the organization
  • The speech may have violated the organization’s own stance on political events

Trump first promised not to make his speech political, but quickly attacked Obamacare, the swamp, the media and Hillary Clinton.  Parents, Boy Scout members, and scoutmasters were equally livid about the event.  One man claiming to be an Eagle Scout and former scoutmaster called the event ‘nauseating’ adding the organization was ‘never partisan.’  A parent tweeted ‘that was a disgusting display tonight. I am withdrawing my son from your organization next year. You should all be ashamed.’

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3 responses to “Donald Addresses the Scouts

  1. Didn’t catch the beginning of Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts, but I caught a good portion of it, live.

    Parents, Boy Scout members, and scoutmasters were equally livid about the event.

    Yeah. Sure. Those whiners quoted above are welcome to their – undoubtedly extreme-minority – opinions. 39,900 Scouts might not agree.

    I’ll admit, I also thought that he kind-of wandered into politics too deeply. (Well, he did have 45 minutes to fill!) Nothing wrong with the MAGA part, but recalling election night and deriding Hillary and Obama seemed out of place. (Except for mentioning Obama never coming to the Jamborees – who could resist that zinger!) But he brought it all back to America’s appreciation of Scouts, and the importance of Scouting values. It was, as Rush said this morning, The Donald being The Donald.

    If Obama had attended, I’m sure his speech would have been clean, articulate, with nice pants creases, and absolutely nothing political.

    The Scouts seemed to appreciate all of it, and Trump was reveling in it, always amusing to see.

    Hey, the pic from Weasel Zippers didn’t show up. They don’t let you hot-link. You’ve got to download a pic to your computer and upload it to WordPress, or something (don’t ask me how, I don’t have a WP blog). I looked for vid of the Dems booing the Scouts in 2000, but I couldn’t find any.

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  2. chrissythehyphenated

    I have a hard time imagining Michael Moore ACTUALLY completed the years of work required to become an Eagle Scout.