11-Year-Old Banned from Scouting After Not Pledging Allegiance to God

It turns out Boy Scouts aren’t much better in the UK, either. In another completely ridiculous and not-at-all-shocking twist, The Scout Association has denied an 11-year-old boy from being admitted into their exclusive, Godly club.

George Pratt

George Pratt refused to recognize God — or any diety — when reciting The Scout Promise, so they didn’t allow him to be a part of their group:

The 11-year-old says the snub is ‘very unfair’ and he is missing out on adventures because of his views.

But he defiantly added: ‘I’m not going to change my decision.’

George, of Radstock, Somerset, joined the 1st Midsomer Norton Scouts in January and was looking forward to going on a caving expedition before his ban was imposed by scoutmasters.

Simon Carter, a spokesman for the Christian movement, said: ‘All young people are required to make the Scout Promise to become a Scout.’

Even though the Boy Scouts have adapted their Promise for other religious followers (like changing “God” to “Allah” for Muslim Scouts), they wouldn’t make the adjustment for George.

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I'm a 16 year old high school sophomore, raised in an atheist family, and now living in a predominately Christian rural area.


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