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Friends of NRA at Bear Paw Scout Camp

Added on Jan 29, 2015
by Bear Paw Scout Camp

The Friends of the NRA have been very generous to Bear Paw Scout Camp over the years and this is a production for their TV programming highlighting some of the improvements they have made here ...

  • Comments (25)
  • Blue Ridge Council Image
    2 years ago
    Jimmy Bacon
    @da Aaadequatesaa
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  • Chief Seattle Council Image
    2 years ago
    Taya Montgomery
    Friends of National Rifle Association?
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  • President Ford FSC (Michigan Crossroads Council) Image
    2 years ago
    Jose Reyna
    While I appreciate the teaching of firearm safety and gun ownership for the sake of sport, I am not supportive of some of the elements of the political agenda of the NRA. I would like the BSA to encourage the NRA to take different stances on the issues of gun control with regard to background checks and limiting the types of firearms made available to the general public; high powered assault rifles.
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  • Northeast Georgia Council Image
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    2 years ago
    Travis Shelton
    Not everyone involved in Boy Scouts feels the same way you do Jose Reyna. I think the BSA should help the NRA achieve its political goals, especially it's stance on background checks and removing the limitations on the general public accesses to firearms. The Second Amendment also part of our Bill of Rights should guarantee the ability of the general public to have accesses to all firearms including high powered assault rifles. The NRA helps the scouts in a lot of ways we should stand with them and help them.
    updated 2 years ago
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  • Samoset Council, BSA Image
    a year ago
    Chris Burkley
    If we fail to raise these kids right and they grow up to commit hate crimes or become women beaters and do a little time in prison the NRA will be on the out side defending their rights to evade back ground checks and buy a gun at a gun show when they get done doing their time. God bless em and bless the BSA for portraying them in a positive light
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  • Twin Rivers Council Image
    Assistant Scoutmaster
    a year ago
    Norm Betit
    Our Founding Fathers were smart enough to know the importance of firearms to make it our Second Amendment. I don't infringe on your rights, do not infringe upon mine.
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  • Monmouth Council, BSA Image
    Patrol Leader
    a year ago
    AJ C.
    Stand and fight with the nra
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  • Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Image
    a year ago
    Robin Sapp
    Well said Norm Betit and Jose Reyna, let's leave politics out of the BSA please
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  • Greater Los Angeles Area Image
    a year ago
    Eric Wahoske
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  • Greater Los Angeles Area Image
    a year ago
    Eric Wahoske
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  • Longhorn Council Image
    Webelos Den Leader
    a year ago
    Curtis Morrow
    Hard to believe this discussion is going on here.
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  • San Francisco Bay Area Council Image
    a year ago
    John Nay
    But this discussion is going on here.

    I'm another that is uncomfortable with the BSA having close ties to the NRA. As Jose and Travis demonstrate, different people have different points of view on what the second amendment means, and levels of support for the NRA. As such I think it is fine that the BSA teaches safe gun usage and sportsmanship, and it should not cultivate close ties to the NRA as much of their political agenda goes beyond this. It is not a question of who is right or wrong, but does this support the goals of BSA or detract from it.
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  • San Francisco Bay Area Council Image
    a year ago
    John Nay
    And my other question - why is this video the featured video? Aren't there better, more relevant videos?
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    Cubmaster
    Trained Strip
    a year ago
    Phil Connery
    Clearly the NRA has a political agenda. They also teach safety on the range and do a decent job of it. Let us not allow Scouting to be dragged into politics at all. Featuring Scouts in an NRA promotional piece is a tacit endorsement of the NRA beyond the scope of firearms safety. And when the promotional piece is used to recruit new NRA members...well, that's not what the BSA is for. That does not help Scouting. We can argue about 2nd Amendment, but that will lead nowhere. I very much would like to NOT see any BSA-groups featured in NRA literature, other than directly related to "We promote and teach Gun Safety on the range." We should NOT allow Scouts to be featured in general promotional pieces. And we should not allow the NRA to recruit from with the ranks of the Scouting movement. I am a life-long firearms owner and I enjoy shooting sports. And I believe the NRA does a great job of teaching range safety and a reasonable job of teaching general gun safety and firearms handling and we should limit the BSA-NRA relationship to that: Firearms safety and handling. No ads. No endorsements. No recruiting.
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  • Alamo Area Council Image
    a year ago
    Jimmy O'Halligan
    Politics out of the BSA. The NRA are gun manufacturing lobbyist and have no place here.
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  • Chief Seattle Council Image
    a year ago
    Jason Colberg
    Phil, Jimmy - I'm sure politics were already a part of BSA before the NRA ties were established. I agree they should not be a part of BSA, but since such is pretty much a given having NRA support is a net positive. Most of the anti-NRA, anti-gun agenda is promoted using inaccurate information and sensationalism. Our children need to be exposed to firearms, even high powered semi-automatic weapons. The Second Amendment is about being able to protect one's self, family and community, especially against a rogue gov't. Assault weapons would be important in doing so, and serve as a great deterrent. Taught right, and given great opportunity our children don't think negatively and think to use the firearms irresponsibly.
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  • Cascade Pacific Council Image
    11 months ago
    Annelies Bulow
    The NRA is a lobby group. They do not have the best interests of children or society in mind.
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  • National Capital Area Council Image
    Committee Chairman
    9 months ago
    Michael Shurkin
    I regard the NRA as a greater threat to our security than ISIS.
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  • Great Lakes FSC (Michigan Crossroads Council) Image
    8 months ago
    Richard Marshall
    What is so wrong with using NRA money to Better Boy Scout camps?
    If you ever worked at a scout camp you would know that they have no money to pay for anything new. I am not member of the NRA but I am a member of NESA . If a scout camp can't afford bullets, shotgun shells, and the long guns that go with them why not take the money and enrich Scout life . So if you are pro scouting why can't the NRA be too?

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  • Great Smoky Mountain Council Image
    Chartered Organization Representative
    6 months ago
    Dave Bosse
    The NRA is more than a lobbying group. They support all shooting sports, conservation, and firearm training for civillians as well as police. If you do not know what a "High Powered Assualt Rifle" is, please do some study to find out what one is. You cannot go and buy a "Assualt" rifle without a FFL. Teaching firearm safety tells me they do have childrens interests in mind. Worse than isis? really wow, kind of left field. But hey it is America, sorry you feel tht way.
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  • Mt Diablo-Silverado Council Image
    Committee Member
    6 months ago
    Brian Leber
    That was a very nice looking camp, great facilities. It was much nicer than the range at the camp my son went to. Teaching firearm use and safety will go a long way in eliminating the fear and misinformation about firearms. Guns do have a use in recreation, law enforcement and the military. We should not allow our Second Amendment rights to be rolled back because of criminals and maniacs. More people are killed by cars or even baseball bats every year yet we are not talking about eliminating those. If you respect life, guns are not a problem. I think that is what BSA and NRA have in common.
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  • National Capital Area Council Image
    Committee Member
    5 months ago
    James Hicks
    Can we please stop politicizing the BSA?
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  • Rainbow Council Image
    4 months ago
    Rick Duncan
    The NRA is a great organization and definitely should be a part of the BSA to help foster responsible firearm practice.
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  • Great Southwest Council Image
    Webelos Den Leader
    Trained Strip
    4 months ago
    Jason Lujan
    As an NRA , Conceal Carry, Firearms Instructor/ Competitive shooter I'm all about gun safety. I think more kids should be involved with firearms safety.
    Pending Approval
  • Three Fires Council Image
    20 days ago
    Kelsey Musich
    Thank you for the honest discussion. I was on the fence about keeping my son in scouts after watching this video use the scouts to promote the NRA but your healthy discussion about both sides of the topic has changed my mind. As long as we calmly state our sides but are still respectful to eachother. I want my son to not only learn gun safety but understand the issue.
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