Mike Huckabee News
Jul 18 2013
The Boy Scouts of America sparked some controversy with their efforts to be inclusive. But their annual jamboree is going in the other direction. Only its’ not gay scouts who are excluded. The Scouts published height/weight requirements, and any Scouts who are too obese to qualify will be banned from the jamboree. A spokesman said a healthy lifestyle is part of Scouting, and they published the guidelines years in advance to give overweight Scouts time to shape up. They also expect this to be the most physically demanding jamboree ever, with events like rock-climbing, skateboarding and BMX biking. So if you’re not in shape to participate, you have to stay home. I don’t know what that says to those of us who joined the Scouts so we could learn how to start a campfire and cook Smores over it.
On the subject of enforced childhood healthiness, Michelle Obama is promoting a new idea: the “walking school bus.” She hopes to get kids to shape up by getting together in groups with adult chaperones and walking to school instead of riding on a school bus. Why do I get the sneaking suspicion that Democrats will take photos of the walking school buses, and then blame it on Republican budget cuts?