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Oct 19, 2013 08:20 |  #1

http://www.usatoday.co​m …-destroyed-by-giddy-trio/ (external link)


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Oct 19, 2013 08:23 |  #2

They weren't.


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Oct 19, 2013 09:38 as a reply to  @ NewCreation's post |  #3

I agree, stupid thing to do by scout leaders who are supposedly setting an example to the young. To do that and post it on FB is likely to cause others to do the same.

However, it went over very easily, they didn't need a lever or anything. They do have a very good point about it being dangerous (although I am sure they only thought that up after they had been picked up by the authorities) I thought it straight away and how easy it would be for a group of kids playing around and "pretending" to push it over, not realising how loose it was, to push it down onto someone on the other side. Most millions of years old stones like that are very solid and you can climb on them in safety. One as loose as that is a potentially fatal accident waiting to happen.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 14:21 |  #4

Boy scouts are getting enough bad press they don't need help.That wouldn't have been allowed if they had adult leadership


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Oct 19, 2013 14:41 |  #5

Throw the book at them!


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Oct 19, 2013 14:53 |  #6

Joe Ravenstein wrote in post #16383239 (external link)
Boy scouts are getting enough bad press they don't need help.That wouldn't have been allowed if they had adult leadership


Erm, it was two adult boy scout leaders that did it. The third person was the teenage son of one of them.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 15:21 |  #7

Wonder if they will get booted out of the church too.....


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Oct 19, 2013 22:26 |  #8

This was typical UTAH boy scout activity - they have been known to rip up dino tracks and throw them in the the lake , they have caused fires and the worst was not heeding the warning about the danger of the Subway In Zion at high water thus loosing a couple of people and having to be rescued then turning around and suing the National Park service for not warning them -It really made me mad that they just laughed and pushed that Goblin over - I think they all should be banned from all public lands in Utah -fined and get some jail time




  
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Oct 20, 2013 12:56 |  #9

El Duderino wrote in post #16383270 (external link)
Throw the book at them!

and some magazines too


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Oct 21, 2013 13:15 |  #10

Disgusting. Great example for the kids, huh?


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Oct 21, 2013 17:45 |  #11

sandpiper wrote in post #16383291 (external link)
Erm, it was two adult boy scout leaders that did it. The third person was the teenage son of one of them.

I was pointing out that age alone doesn't automatically confer adult. If the two were mature you might call them adults but these two skipped the common sense class.


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Oct 21, 2013 19:44 |  #12

Utah must have a big hole in the Bozone layer.


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Oct 21, 2013 20:11 |  #13

Yeah, real dangerous. The rock has been there for eons and bozo comes around and knocks it over because "it was dangerous to young people". Really? Took a guy only slightly smaller then the rock to topple it. And, he doesn't turn to the camera and announce it won't hurt anyone now but rather flexes his flab to demonstrate his "childliness" (play on manliness). To bad when it toppled it didn't slip back and crush his foot. There is enough destruction in the world don't mess with the natural beauty too. I hope as a Boy Scout leader he "is prepared" for jail time.




  
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Oct 22, 2013 15:54 |  #14

idiots, absolute idiots




  
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Oct 22, 2013 16:16 as a reply to  @ Happysnapperman's post |  #15

Turns out one of the guys is getting disability payments for a bad back. When asked, he told the reporter "you don't know hard I was pushing".
Also both have been expelled from the scouts according to CNN.
hope the 5 minuets of fame was worth it for them.


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