Be Prepared – For Armed Attacks on "Terrorists," "Illegal Immigrants" and Other Bad Guys

Abby Zimet

Forget knots and deer tracks. The Explorers program, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts, is training kids as young as 14 to confront suicide-bombers, hostage-takers, border-jumpers and other undesirables in paramilitary operations complete with "poison gas" and fake and real guns. The program is popular, even though many of the police officers supervising the program – based, where else, in Texas – have been charged with sexually abusing Explorers. Ed's note: Be sure you check out the photos.

“This is about being a
true-blooded American guy and girl,” said sheriff's deputy A. J. Lowenthal. “It fits right in with the
honor and bravery of the Boy Scouts.”

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