Cub Scouts commonly take part in group hikes to experience nature firsthand.
Recently, however, a planned walk along the San Diego coast allowed 9 and 10-year-old children to witness dozens of nude swimmers and sun bathers.
The incident occurred on January 24th, and scout officials confirmed it on Monday. The scouts, along with some volunteers and parents, had gone for a hike in the vicinity of Torrey Pines State Beach.
The pack master of the troop was leading the group on a trail that has a direct view of Black's Beach, which is a spot well known for its naked visitors. According to one sunbather, the children and adults were walking right on the beach.
A mother in the group confronted the pack master, who said it's a naturalist beach and that he and his family had visited it frequently. The concerned mom and her husband then complained to the Boy Scouts.
In response, the Boy Scouts of America, San Diego-Imperial Council released a statement on Monday that notes the hike was "quickly rerouted to protect the youth" and that "appropriate steps were taken" following the incident.
Reportedly, the pack leader has not been disciplined for the outing that led to the nude beach.
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