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Three Boy Scout Leaders earned their Idiot Badges by toppling over a 165 million year-old rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park.

$1,000 says these guys think this rock formation is no more than 6,000 years old.

Oh, did I tell you they're also LDS "Youth Leaders" ?




History

Goblin Valley shows evidence that local Native American tribes, such as the Ute, Paiute and Fremont, traveled there to make elaborate pictograph and petroglyph panels; in fact, they are the second-best known feature of the park. The valley was discovered later by cowboys searching for lost cattle, but it was not until the 1950s that it became a state park in an attempt to protect its natural and historical treasures from vandalism.

A group of Boy Scout leaders is potentially facing felony charges for destroying a rock formation millions of years old in Emery County.

The trio of men was adventuring in Goblin Valley State Park when they decided to film themselves knocking over one of the formations, known as "goblins."

They said later it appeared to them that it was ready to fall and might hurt someone.


"Some little kid was about ready to walk down here and die and Glenn saved his life by getting the boulder out of the way," the cameraman is heard saying. "So it’s all about saving lives here at Goblin Valley."

After the rock falls, the three men laugh, cheer and high five each other.



Watch the video, and tell me if these guys were "saving lives"

Utah State Parks officials Thursday were not so amused.

"It is not only wrong, but there will be consequences," said spokesman Eugene Swalberg, noting that a criminal investigation is underway by State Parks authorities.

UPDATE: Statement from the BSA
We are shocked and disappointed by this reprehensible behavior. For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in conservation from stewardship to sustainability. We teach our 2.6 million youth members and 1.1 million adult members, who collectively spend more than 5.5 million nights outdoors, the principles of Leave No Trace. These principles stress a commitment to maintaining the integrity and character of the outdoors and all living things. The isolated actions of these individuals are absolutely counter to our beliefs and what we teach. We are reviewing this matter and will take appropriate action.

Well said, BSA.  Now, allow gay men to be scout leaders.





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