Mighty Red Pen

July 16, 2007

Scout’s honor

Filed under: Overseen — mighty red pen @ 1:21 pm


Thanks to the cinetrix, who writes, “No merit badge for spelling . . . or at least that was my impression today when we came across this sign on the 5K ‘wooded route’ through the Storrs Pond Recreation Area.”



  1. It could have been worse. They could have spelled scout as Scott.

    Comment by Molie — July 17, 2007 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  2. Poor Scouts. First, they get sued for demanding that everyone believe in an acceptable-God. Then they get denied funding because they claim that gays and lesbians can’t possibly fulfill the requirement to be “morally straight” as required by the Scout Oath. And then, just when the movement accidentally founded by Baden Powell thinks things can’t get worse, MRP slaps them down for not teaching good spelling.

    However, there is hope. They do offer a .

    Comment by David — July 20, 2007 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

  3. Drat. The html code foiled my attempts.

    Anyway, they do offer a journalism merit badge.

    See: http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/meritbadges/journalism.asp

    Comment by David — July 20, 2007 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

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