San Diego parents furious after Cub Scout hike goes through nude beach

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SAN DIEGO (PIX11) – A troop of Cub Scouts saw more than just the flora when a recent hike along Black’s Beach in San Diego led straight through the nudist section of the beach.

Some parents are fuming about the unexpected anatomy lesson their boys — most of them 9 or 10 years old — received January 24.

The Cub Scouts were walking a head of a group of adults, including Lekven, and her husband, Erik.

“Erik said, ‘Oh my God, there’s nude people,'” Lekven recalled.  “You know, you’re in disbelief.”

When she realized they were the only clothed people on the beach, she says questioned the pack master, according to CBS8, and were told, “You know, it’s a naturalist beach and my family and I go through this all the time.”  If they turned around, they would just have to go straight back through the nudists, so they pushed on.

“It was like a nightmare, in my opinion,” Lekvin said.  “I had never seen a bunch of nude people just walking around holding hands.”

The excursion was designed as a visit to Torrey Pines State Park, but the route left the couple miffed, “There must be a trail we don’t know about that goes up the cliff,” Erik Lekven said.

The Lekvens filed a complaint with the Boy Scouts of America, but what the pack master did is apparently not against the organization’s rules:

“During a planned hiking trip at Torrey Pines State Beach, a local Cub Scout Pack encountered some individuals who were inappropriately dressed. This outing, involving both parents and adult volunteer leaders, was quickly rerouted to protect the youth. Following the trip, both San Diego-Imperial Council and Pack leadership met with parents to discuss the events and determine if further action was needed. Together we concluded that proper protocol had been observed and appropriate steps were taken in this matter.”

“I don’t think it’s OK for somebody to not disclose that they’re going to put other people’s children in an environment like this,” Diane Lekvin said.  “I think it’s wrong.”

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