'REPREHENSIBLE'Scout leaders who topp...

'REPREHENSIBLE'Scout leaders who toppled Utah rock may face charges

There are 5 comments on the Fox News story from Oct 19, 2013, titled 'REPREHENSIBLE'Scout leaders who toppled Utah rock may face charges. In it, Fox News reports that:

A group of Boy Scouts leaders may face criminal charges after purposely knocking over an ancient Utah desert rock formation and posting a video of the incident online, authorities say The men were leading a group of 14 to 16-year-old Boy Scouts on a trip to Goblin Valley State Park when they said they noticed the top of the rock formation was loose ... (more)

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Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#1 Oct 19, 2013
Bad enough they did it then to sit back and come up with some ridiculous cock and bull story, what a pack of living hemorrhoids
Yogi Bear

Louisville, KY

#2 Oct 19, 2013
What if everyone in the park decided to topple over a rock formation. Maybe someone doesn't like the glasses on Teddy Roosevelt at Mount Rushmore, let's take them off. That scout leader should be in Federal Prison.
JW Simms

Tempe, AZ

#3 Oct 21, 2013
Agreed. Once they realized that they screwed up they concocted the "safety" story. These clowns are losers, plain and simple.
Jeff Davidson

Asheville, NC

#4 Oct 21, 2013
Surely someone in Utah can get to these scumbags
and beat the mortal crap out of them.
These anal-orifices had better be glad they don't live close to me.
I'd break both of their arms and legs to start
with and then decide if that was enough.
C'mon....sic 'em...somebody??

And the Utah State Parks authorities are conducting a criminal investigation to see if
charges should be filed?
They're as dumb as the rock pushers.

These lower than pond scum jerks should serve some
time in prison, and I don't mean 30 days, either.

It's difficult to comprehend two grown men being
such absolute morons.
Whatever it costs, the rock should be placed back where it was and they should bear the cost.
Then..they should serve one year in prison, no
time off....period !
If you think this is too harsh a sentence for such
imbeciles, then you should serve the time with them for being a brain-dead jerk, too.

SALT LAKE CITY Two Utah men already facing possible criminal charges for purposely toppling an ancient rock formation in a state park have now been removed from their posts as Boy Scout leaders.

A northern Utah Boy Scouts council announced Monday that Glenn Taylor and Dave Hall will no longer be allowed to lead scouting troops due to what happened Oct. 11 at Goblin Valley State Park, which they filmed and posted on Facebook.

The move comes on the heels of the national Boy Scouts of America condemning the men's actions last week and promising a review of the incident. The Boy Scouts' Utah National Parks Council posted a statement on its website saying the men's actions are not in line with the principles the organization teaches about preserving nature.

"We encourage all leaders and Scouts to review the `Leave No Trace' principles, as we are all a part of maintaining the integrity, character and the natural beauty of the outdoors for all living things," the statement said.

The rock formation they toppled over is about 170 million years old, Utah State Parks spokesman Eugene Swalberg said. The central Utah park is dotted with thousands of the eerie, mushroom-shaped sandstone formations.

Hall and Taylor came under fire last week after posting a video on Facebook where Taylor can be seen wedging himself between a formation and a boulder to knock a large rock off the formation's top. Taylor and his two companions can then be seen cheering, high-fiving and dancing.

They said the rock formation was loose and they feared it was dangerous. They were leading a group of teenage Boy Scouts on a trip when it happened.

Hall said they found out about losing their Boy Scouts positions Monday morning. They had been troop leaders for a few years, Hall said, and hope to continue to be involved in organization in the future using what happened as a teaching point. Both men are from Highland, Utah, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

"We've always supported the Boy Scouts and if that's what they feel is best, we support that decision," Hall said. "We're extremely sorry for our mistake. We look forward to doing everything we can to make it right and move on."

, and the Emery County Attorney's Office also is reviewing the incident to determine if charges should be filed.
Just Sayin

Katy, TX

#5 Oct 29, 2013
The creep who did this had just filed a lawsuit seeking damages for a back injury and loss of enjoyment of life.


Funny thing is, he seems to be able to hike up on mountains and use his back muscles to push over huge rocks. No back injury or other limitations visible on this video.

This guy and his kids and buddies are all LOSERS, hope the Scouts don't let them back in and the park service charges all of them and makes them pay a HEFTY fine...oh, and a fine for pushing over that national monument, too!

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