Under The Explorers Program,an affiliate of the Boy Scouts. The Department of Homeland Security is Training young boys between the age of 14 – 21 on how to fight terrorism.
“Our end goal is to create more agents,” said April McKee, a senior Border Patrol agent and mentor at the session here.
Cathy Noriego, also 16, said she was attracted by the guns. The group uses compressed-air guns — known as airsoft guns, which fire tiny plastic pellets — in the training exercises, and sometimes they shoot real guns on a closed range.
“I like shooting them,” Cathy said. “I like the sound they make. It gets me excited.”
Dressed in combat fatigues and armed with air guns firing tiny plastic pellets, they are taught how to assault buses, raid marijuana fields and rescue terrorist hostages from buildings.
Boy Scouts are trained to disarm “suspected terrorists” and subdue them, including Iraq war veterans
Most have weekly meetings in which the children work on their law-enforcement techniques in preparing for competitions!