Under fire from the Boy Scouts of America and under investigation by law enforcement, two Utah troop leaders who taped themselves gleefully toppling a boulder from a Jurassic-era rock formation in a state park said Friday they should have been more hands-off.
Let’s try to keep this in perspective, shall we folks?
People are outraged over the activities of these so-called adult leaders.
Should they have pushed it over? Oh Heck No. There two unofficial Boy Scout Mottoes for outdoors activities is “Take only Memories and Photographs, Leave Only Footprints” and “Leave an Area Better Than You Found It.”
These knuckleheads didn’t! They left an area worse than they found it. In the process, they taught a poor lesson to the kids in their charge. They destroyed something that had been useful in teaching about the forces of nature; wind, water, the process of erosion.
But in the long run, it was just a rock formation. One of hundreds/thousands/ who knows how many others just like it all over the park and across the world. It wasn’t unique, it wasn’t of historical significance to the area or the country. It was simply a rock formation.
So before we get out the rope and build a scaffold; let’s try to keep that in mind.
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