Anti-Terrorism: Now a Merit Badge

May 20th, 2009 by timbotron

(photos by Todd Krainin for the New York Times)

The globe’s largest youth paramilitary organization (known as the “Boy Scouts“) is now offering “Anti-Terrorism Youth Training” through their Explorer Scouts program.

The current Imperial County (CA) program offers training exercises for:
• National border patrol
• Terrorism and hostage scenarios
• Sniper killing sprees
• Raiding marijuana fields

New York Times link and kick ass crime-fighting slideshow.

(via BLDG blog)

Famous Boy Scouts:
Neil Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Mayor Marion Barry, serial killer Gary Bishop, first “Afronaut” Col. Guion Bluford, David “Ziggy Stardust” Bowie, Jimmy Buffett, George W. Bush, Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, Bill Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Michael Dukakis, Dwight Eisenhower, Harrison Ford, Gerald Ford, Bill Gates, Richard Gere, David Gilmour, John Glenn, John F. Kennedy, David Lynch, UK Prime Minister John Major, Branford Marsalis, actor Jerry Mathers, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Michael Moore, Jim Morrison, Ross Perot, Eddie Rabbitt, John Ritter, Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Rumsfeld, John “Bo Duke” Schneider, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Stewart, John Tesh,

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