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Alabama Boy Scouts hurled racial slurs and threw rocks at Ethiopian troop member

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A Georgia Boy Scout experienced racial bullying while on a camping trip. The boy, who is the son of an Ethiopian immigrant was called the N-word, and had rocks thrown at him by Boy Scout members of another troop.

The 14-year-old boy, who is a member of Scouts Troop 10 from Johns Creek, Georgia was on a week long camping trip in Alabama. Members of Boy Scouts Troop 76 from Vestavia Hills, Ala., were camping next to them and began using racial slurs to bully the young boy.

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The mother, who wished not to be identified, confirmed to AL.com that the boys threw rocks at her son.

“It upsets me that this is that boy’s summer camp memory,” said Leanne Potts, a mother whose son belongs to Troop 10.

Dr.Rob Spiegel, who leads Troop 76, says the claims are false. “Things happen at camp. There’s a lot of misinformation. We have African-American kids in our own group,” Spiegel said. “I don’t think it’s a story. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen at camp.”

Matt Rendahl director of camping for Camp Woodruff says that his campgrounds does not tolerate bullying.

“We did have some bullying issues. We certainly have policies and procedures to combat bullying to try and reduce things like that from happening,” Rendahl said. “We as adults need to help build them into good citizens. Racial name-calling should not be tolerated. We shouldn’t have that in camp, or anywhere.”

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Potts believes that the comments were influenced by President Donald Trump’s harsh rhetoric towards immigrants. “That’s what worries me about this incident,” Potts said.

Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh of Boys Scouts of America has previously apologized for remarks President Trump made at one of their events.

“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree,” he said.

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