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Boy Scouts apologise for Trump


Jarrod Sierocki

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US President Donald Trump waves after speaking to Boy Scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia on Monday. Picture: AFP/Saul Loeb

THINGS are grim if you can’t even keep the Boy Scouts on side.

The youth movement has been forced to apologise after US President Donald Trump used a speech to 40,000 of its members to spew political invective.

Chief Scout executive Michael Surbaugh released a statement on Wednesday offering his “sincere apologies” for the President infecting its annual get-together in West Virginia with politics.

“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree,” he said.

Jarrod Sierocki

US President Donald Trump waves after speaking to Boy Scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/kids/scouts-apologise-for-donald-trump-speech-at-jamboree/news-story/db3e102d88aae15da8b75e5be836fbdf

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