[Boy Scouting] is a scheme of placing the boy on honor. In addition to requiring him to live up to a standard or code of laws which insure development of character along proper lines
in 1916, the Sixty-Fourth United States Congress granted the immeasurable benefit of conferring a federal corporate charter on the Boy Scouts of America, ensuring it would be protected and recognized in all forty-eight States and federal territories including Washington, District of Columbia.
The rationale for the Boy Scouts, its scope and the degree of support was and is clearly specified as a matter of United States law.
Here is an excerpt of the Judiciary Committee’s report recommending passage of the Resolution:
The Boy Scout movement is … intended to supplement and enlarge established modern educational facilities in activities in the great and healthful out of doors where may be the better developed physical strength and endurance, self-reliance, and the powers of initiative and resourcefulness, all for the purpose of establishing through the boys of today the very highest type of American citizenship. It tends to conserve the moral, intellectual, and physical life of the coming generation, and in its immediate results does much to reduce the problem of juvenile delinquency in the cities…The importance and magnitude of its work is such as to entitle it to recognition and its work and insignia to protection by Federal incorporation. The Scout scheme is based upon the methods involved in educating the boy. It is a scheme of placing the boy on honor. In addition to requiring him to live up to a standard or code of laws which insure development of character along proper lines, it requires him to study in order to pass certain tests of qualification. The passing of these various tests ~ is recognized by the award of appropriate badges or medals and insignia.
Adding females, real or pretend, to the Boy Scouts is against the literal U.S. law.
How long before an enterprising U.S. attorney — or group of Scouting alumni — sue to enforce the law on the BSA Inc?