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sue.t

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Posted: 07/25/14 01:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I heard the boy scout leader interviewed on CBC radio here in Yukon. The group were in four vans crossing the border from Yukon into Alaska on the Alaska Highway, at the US border station Port Alcan.

The boys were in the scout uniforms. Apparently the problem started with the first van crossing, with some attitude between the scout leader and an agent. Then the incident was with a boy scout in the next van to cross, and apparently the issue was he took pictures. Yet, I've taken pictures at the border crossing without issue, even have those posted online, and it hasn't been a problem. I make no secret of it.

As I listened to the interview, I wondered what the underlying problems/issues were. Admittedly, if a youngster jumped out of a vehicle and started searching through baggage on a van roof, I might also be concerned about what is coming out of that bag and be tempted to protect myself just in case.

In the interview the scout leader indicated that the agents seemed concerned about drugs crossing the border, and asked several times if the boys had drugs in their possession. One boy was on medication and was concerned.

The leader also mentioned that one of the vans smelled strongly of incense and the driver was questioned about that. The story went on to indicate that one of the boys was burning incense to disguise the smell of cigarette smoke of the driver. But why is a driver smoking cigarettes with youth in the van?

Dunno...just one side of the story was heard. Surely there is more to it that caused the incident.


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Posted: 07/25/14 01:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

C'mon all you naysayers- boy scouts are always innocent because they're, well, Boy Scouts!

This bunch can now join the fellas below in the " B.S. Good Citizen" hall of fame...[emoticon]

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Posted: 07/25/14 02:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even more interesting, is the claim that those rocks are 20 million years old. But that would be a really long discussion, probably best suited best for winter. [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/25/14 03:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The term "Boy Scout" used to carry weight as a sign of honor and moral code. Sadly, that is no longer the case.

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Posted: 07/25/14 03:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Frances: That is not quite fair. It was BS LEADERS in the rock incident. It was also LEADERS that reportedly gave the border agent "attitude" that started the whole issue.

I say BS needs to investigate background and indoctrinate new leaders much better to avoid future poor behavior.


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Posted: 07/25/14 10:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We live in a world full of stress and death. With the www and 200 cable channels we hear it all if we listen. In time that messes with minds. My son is working on his Eagle Scout requirements and the story got my attention.

A few weeks ago we found crossing into Canada to be low key but not as low key crossing back into the USA but nothing out of the way. This was in ND using crossings north of Minot and Rugby.

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Posted: 08/27/14 05:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This was in our paper up here today
http://www.adn.com/article/20140827/federal-investigation-clears-alaska-hwy-border-guard-accused-pointing-gun-boy-scout
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Posted: 08/27/14 07:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 08/27/14 07:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the update, fellas. No big surprise that it never happened.
Well, except in the minds of those who will probably now yell "coverup"...[emoticon]

Do you s'pose the perpetrator of the lie will now be made to pay the $19,000.00 cost of the investigation? And will he be reprimanded or in any other way disciplined by BSA, the organization he represents??

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Posted: 08/28/14 03:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gee. better turn off our dash cameras if they get huffy about pictures of the facility.
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