Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Boy Scouts want to turn our sons into f*cking hipsters.

(click ads, via) Grisly Adams! Oh My GOD. So many child molestation (reference)/Islamic terrorist thoughts (sorry, cynic here) run through the mind. HAAAA!!! I can't believe these ads got approved! But, this appears to be a very real campaign via Ogilvy Atlanta. Where's the be-bearded Asian and Latino boys? The idea here is reminiscent of these very creepy statutory rape ads from 2008.
Personal note: I was a Cub Scout for about two months, but quit after I got my ass handed to me in the soap box derby.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Fleet Foxes spent some time in The Boy Scouts

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:58 PM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

This is the agency that did another one of your "favorite" campaigns, Durex Wegasm.

As for this new campaign, it reminds me of the Born To Fish campaign for Okuma (much better executed).

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Alan E. said...

Those are better ads for Ron Swanson's scout group.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this reminiscent of the statutory rape ads? Do you see any bearded guys in those ads? No.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuckin' hipsters

8:45 PM  
Blogger GRayR said...

You Ad guys have seen this before, but us 'grups' are new to this.

I think a young boy would love these ads. I know I would have, and do.

I have had a beard since a teenager, and was a Life Scout. (Not quite Eagle)

Look at MLB, every other player has a full beard. And the uniforms.

Manly facial hair is back. And I am glad to see it.

Hope GC can correct my grammar.

Aside: You guys are supposed to be word-smiths. If it was an Engineering blog, people would jump all over the smallest math error.


10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I've said before the New York Post offers better headlines. Your previous headline to this post was ok. The new one - a failed attempt at being funny - is ridiculous. Do the boys look like hipsters? And what do hipsters have in common with Islamic terrorists (thought stolen from a different site) and child molesters?

9:02 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

"Do the boys look like hipsters?"

Have you walked through Williamsburg in the last five years?

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Have you walked through
> Williamsburg in the last
> five years?

i used to hang in wee willie burgh when it was an industrial area. then it went hip. oh, well...

what's the next cool place?


9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but since when is duplicating the same f*cking ad considered a "campaign"? It's a single ad, and three ALT versions.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Adam A said...

I'm an Eagle Scout (aside, with a full, though not this ZZ Top full, beard) and think these are great ads. In a society increasingly conserned with where its electronics come from and not its food or water, everyone could use a bit more back to natureness. I don't think it's hipster to like being outside. It's human.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the Boy Scouts want to turn our sons into f*cking Mormons.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't think it's hipster to like being outside."

(first "hipster" commenter before the headline change)

I agree with you completely, but that's the great irony of places like Portland and Seattle (where I currently live) where the average hipster tends to look like a hardened luberjack, but likely hasn't even gone hiking despite amazing nature only 30 miles away.

PS, I like the ads and was a boy scout as well.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez. People get over yourselves. I'm a former Den Mother, a middle-aged, middle America mom of an Eagle Scout (one with a gloriously full red beard). I think these are hilarious. More kids need to get off their lard asses and go hiking. Anything that accomplishes that--hipster ads or not--is net a great thing.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love music! I quit the boy scouts to get away from my triplet brother! And started a band in ninth grade. One of the first songs we covered was Smoke On The Water, Deep Purple.

I loved the Boy Scouts and how it gave me the desire and ability to adventure in the out doors!

I believe any organization involved with youth are vulnerable to have some sicko volunteer get access to young children.

Should these groups be blamed?

Only if they fail to pay attention to this issue and have plans in place to protect the youth. This is a responsibility that comes with the territory.

I became an assistant scout master and my son was in boy scouts for four years.

What it gave to him was the unique ability to go anywhere with no limits or boundaries! Today he has been to all 50 states except for seven.

He is fearless and carries with him the lessons he learned and now applies them. He will carry a tent or a tarp and camp anywhere.

In regards to this new ad, I say excellent! The whole goal of Boy Scouts was to give them knowledge and help facilitate their abilities to go from the teenage INDEPENDENCE STAGE TOO THE INTERDEPENDENT STAGE.

You talked about all the things you hate, which is your right to express your beliefs.

(This was always nurtured with the young men I helped achieve Eagle. Why not research to find out where the majority of these young men gravitate too. Alot of them go into the military, college, & eventually become posed to lead people using the skills they developed while in Scouts).

Teenagers ingeneral are searching and working towards not needing their parents anymore! They are very vocal about what they like and dislike! This was encouraged and allowed so they can work it out.

In our troop we layed back & expected the boys to run there program. We were there to teach & empower these young men to embrace their Independence & use it to learn how to become more mature!

Mr. Powel was a visionary of his day & if he was still leading the group he started, I believe he would be realevent and right in step with reaching young men where they are at. And invite them to step into the Wild and become a part of the world away from all things electronic. This is not judging our society but helping to broaden their worlds so they can grow and become apart of something bigger then themselves.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous BikerPup said...

Kids who are candidates for BSA and who are going into puberty are obsessing enough about pubic hair. This is not twisted, its sick.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First done a few years ago in the UK for the natural history museum by photographer Paul Thompson. And much better.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Deron Smith said...

Please note, this is not a national campaign. It was developed by/for the local council in Atlanta.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is funny how this person on yahoo ripped your story.

and all the comments there are that your/her comment are full of sh1t, however on your blog everyone is beating your same drum (pun intended)

12:25 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yahoo——the authority on nothing.

12:42 PM  

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