54. 180 Recon
Helping our Youth Give Their Lives A 180° Turn do they promise on their homepage.
According to a case where a mother sues the company running the program the 180° turn can be damaging to the child. When you push teenagers out of their comfort zone so they can expand their world, there are many examples all over the world proving that it can endanger the teenager. We just had such a care where students from a boarding school were forced to sail out in a dragon boat. They capcized and many of the teenagers suffer living in and out of hospitals.
When the boy returned home from the program the boy was in a weakened state and was still urinating blood.
The case has not been settled to my knownledge yet, but it does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Mothers Say Boy Scout ‘Boot Camp’ Subjected Kids to Litany of Abuses (Court House News)
- Moms Sue Boy Scouts of America and their Boot Camps: Learning for Life and 180 Degree Recon (Newsvine, Inc.)
- Factsheet of the camp (Fornits Wiki)