Saturday, January 28, 2012

Boy Scouts, Merit Badges and Doing What is Right

Boy Scouts of anywhere are taught to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, brave, clean, thrifty and reverent.

It has come to this former scouts attention that there is no Permaculture Merit badge! Why not?

Permaculture is the most trustworthy way of growing food. It provides loyal constant nourishment for the family and community. It helps the family, community, state and nation at large in a friendly way. It's certainly more courteous and kind to not deal with the unlawful ways of Monsanto, GMO seeds and cloned meats.

It takes brave, cheerful, thrifty people with a reverence for the world and our fellow man to be obedient enough to pay attention to the Earths lessons in a garden but it will not only produce more food per acre with little more then chicken manure and elbow grease.

Why anyone would blindly follow the anti-Earth, anti-community, anti-nation, and down right terrorist like activities of Monsanto that would require vast tracts of land, endless oil reserves to run tractors, harvesters, processing, refrigeration, transport, retailing and distribution not to mention the need of even more oil for pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides.

The same herbicides that are now found in urine:

The same herbicides that are causing cancer and sterility:

To quote the Boy Scout oath directly from

Before you pledge yourself to any oath or promise, you must know what it means. The paragraphs that follow will help you understand the meaning of the Scout Oath.
On my honor . . .

By giving your word, you are promising to be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath.
. . . I will do my best . . .

Try hard to live up to the points of the Scout Oath. Measure your achievements against your own high standards and don't be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do.
. . . To do my duty to God . . .

Your family and religious leaders teach you about God and the ways you can serve. You do your duty to God by following the wisdom of those teachings every day and by respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs.
. . . and my country . . .

Help keep the United States a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government and your responsibilities as a citizen and future voter.

America is made up of countless families and communities. When you work to improve your community and your home, you are serving your country. Natural resources are another important part of America's heritage worthy of your efforts to understand, protect, and use wisely. What you do can make a real difference.
. . . and to obey the Scout Law; . . .

The twelve points of the Scout Law are guidelines that can lead you toward wise choices. When you obey the Scout Law, other people will respect you for the way you live, and you will respect yourself.
. . . To help other people at all times; . . .

There are many people who need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease the burden of many who need assistance. By helping out whenever possible, you are doing your part to make this a better world.
. . . To keep myself physically strong, . . .

Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an entire lifetime. That means eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly to build strength and endurance. it also means avoiding harmful drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that can harm your health.
. . . mentally awake, . . .

Develop your mind both in the classroom and outside of school. Be curious about everything around you, and work hard to make the most of your abilities. With an inquiring attitude and the willingness to ask questions, you can learn much about the exciting world around you and your role in it.
. . . and morally straight.

To be a person of strong character, your relationships with others should be honest and open. You should respect and defend the rights of all people. Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.

Since this is the boy scout Oath that every single Boy Scout from the US to China, from Fiji to Cuba, they are all taught this. Well, with this way of being brought up, I can't help but think Boy Scouts and their leaders need to take serious interest in the health of the children and take action by making a Permaculture Merit badge. This former Boy Scout realizes how important this is for my nation, my community, and the over all health of my family & friends.

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