In Boy Scouts, a person must agree to sign a ‘Declaration of Religious Belief,’ in which he must agree that “only a person who acknowledges his duty to God can be the best kind of citizen”.

Freecamp thought is an alternative where you don’t have to sell your soul … which is good, because you don’t have a soul…

Camp Quest is crossing the Atlantic to Great Britain next summer.

The residential summer camp for the children of freethinkers, skeptics and humanists, is planning on opening a site in the U.K. in July of 2009. …

Camp Quest was created in 1996 by the Free Inquiry Group, Inc. (FIG) of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The first camp site was in northern Kentucky. Twenty children camped out in a site leased from the Bullittsburg Baptist Church Camp. Today, Camp Quest, Inc. has six sites across North America, including one in Ontario, Canada.

The idea for the alternative summer camp originated with Edwin Kagin in 1995. Kagin had been an Eagle Scout, and was upset about the anti-freethought and pro-theist policies of the Boy Scouts of America….


Read it all here at the Institute for Humanist Studies

See also this: Beyond belief: My summer at atheist camp

Comments

  1. #1 Alan Kellogg
    May 28, 2008

    On that we can agree. You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. You inhabit a body.

    Then again, we could be computer files. Which would go a long way towards explaining evil. Some people are still being written for DOS using FORTRAN.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    May 29, 2008

    Well, I don’t agree with the first part of your statement, but the second part makes sense.