The purpose of the new series of print ads from Boy Scouts of America is to convey how scouting skills can transform youngsters from boys into full-bearded men.

However, there is something unsettling about seeing beards that would make Kimbo Slice or Zach Galifianakis jealous on the faces of boys still too young to need a razor.

Perhaps the Boy Scouts should have just stopped the digital manipulation with a hearty mustache, which wouldn’t have been so jarring, and would help to promote this month of Movember.

What do you think? Effective ad or creepy?

[via Gawker]