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Boy Scout (People)

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Eagle Scout (People)

"My mom thinks I'm staying at Norman's house."
"Who's Norman?"
"Norman is my imaginary, straight-A, Eagle Scout, mama's-boy friend."

An Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, an organization that emphasizes perseverance, community service, and civic-mindedness. Wallace emphasizes that most Scouts are good citizens who mothers would like to see their sons befriend. So what happened to Charles Manson, a Life Scout?

1.08 "Like a Virgin"
Cub Scout (People)

"Let me clarify, the one whose husband is gonna break you in half when he finds out that his son's old Cub Scout camporee buddy is secretly plowing his wife?"

Cub Scouts are baby Boy Scouts, boys from ages 6-10 who are dedicated to the personal philosophies and family values of the Boy Scouts of America. They promote spiritual development and respectful relationships, both of which Logan and Dick seem to lack. How, then, did they both attended camporees year after year?

2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"
Cub Scout (People)

"Choir boy. Cub Scout. Starving actor. Mega-star. Husband. Father. Adulterer. Cradle-robber. Murderer. Who is the real Aaron Echolls?"

Aaron's c.v. is not untypical of good old American boys. If ever one was looking for proof that women are oppressed by language, one need go no further than considering the junior offshoots of the Scout movement. Mini-Boy Scouts are Cub Scouts — let cool images of playful cubs in the plains or in the woods ensue. Mini-Girl Scouts are Brownies. That's right. Brownies. Images of dense chocolate cake ensue. Girls cook, so let's remind them of their place in the kitchen. Okay, so maybe they meant the helpful little goblins of Scottish folklore, personages of small stature, wrinkled visage, covered with short curly brown hair, wearing a brown mantle and hood, and attached to particular families, threshing the corn, cleaning the house, and doing other chores. Yeah, that's better.

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"

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