It seems like the Boy Scouts are becomingly less and less masculine.
According to The Washington Post, The Scouts have banned water gun fights in its list of 'approved activities' for its members.
Scout Blogger Bryan Wendell posted that, “As summer — and pool weather! — lingers on the horizon, it’s a good time to remind you that BSA policies prohibit pointing simulated firearms at people.”
He then listed off a number of reasons why water guns are banned.
“Pointing any type of firearm or simulated firearm at any individual is unauthorized. Scout units may plan or participate in paintball, laser tag or similar events where participants shoot at targets that are neither living nor human representations,” he wrote citing the Guide to Safe Scouting.
Needless to say, his comments section blew up with negative comments.
Dave wrote, “What a load of politically correct crap. What’s the point of super-soakers if you don’t shoot them at others to get wet and cool off on a hot day? And water balloons no bigger than a ping-pong ball? Have you ever been hit by a water balloon that isn’t big enough to explode? It hurts more than one that is properly filled. This is such a load of BSA garbage!!!!”
Gary posted, “Sometimes I just have to laugh out loud at how idiotic some things in our society have become. We can’t squirt each other with water guns because it is a “simulated” gun. I can’t believe BSA is so worried about the PC police that it has a policy like this.”
What do you think? Sound off in the comments.