The Boy Scouts teaches important skills: how to be trustworthy and resourceful, and how to tie more knots than a Las Vegas wedding chapel minister. And for all the trouble, scouts get merit badges to flaunt their mettle.
But one pack of Scouts accidentally learned a new skill last week -- diving for cover -- after they stumbled onto a nude beach while on a hike outside San Diego.
The group of nine and 10-year-old kids was accompanied by chaperones who somehow thought hiking through Black’s Beach, a secluded spot north of La Jolla that’s popular with nudists, was a good idea. Several “panicked” parents protested the journey, according to NBC7, but the trek went ahead anyway. A statement from the Boy Scouts of America confirmed the pack “encountered some individuals who were inappropriately dressed,” which will happen at a nude beach. The trip was “quickly rerouted to protect the youth,” though the Boy Scouts neither confirmed nor denied the Scoutmaster's identity as being Alec Baldwin.