Condoms must now be made available at Boy Scouts global gathering as girls are permitted to join


From the London Daily Mail:

Condoms must now be made available to ‘all participants’ at the Boy Scouts global gathering as girls are permitted to join the organization

  • Rules require host of World Scout Jamboree to provide condoms during event
  • Condom policy must be communicated to all ‘participants, unit leaders, staff’
  • The next Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia in July 2019  
  • Will be hosted by Boy Scouts, Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México

Rules now require that the host organization of the World Scout Jamboree provide condoms at a ‘number of locations’ for staff and participants during the event.

Leaders of the participating organizations must also communicate the policy to their ‘participants, unit leaders, and contingent staff’, the mandate requires.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia from July 21 to August 1, 2019.

Condoms will be made 'readily and easily accessible' at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree (pictured are the Scouts from America at the 2007 Jamboree in England)

Condoms will be made ‘readily and easily accessible’ at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree (pictured are the Scouts from America at the 2007 Jamboree in England)

Rules now require that the host organization of the World Scout Jamboree provide condoms at a 'number of locations' on the event's site for staff and participants. Pictured are Scouts from South Africa and other countries at the 2007 Jamboree 

Rules now require that the host organization of the World Scout Jamboree provide condoms at a ‘number of locations’ on the event’s site for staff and participants. Pictured are Scouts from South Africa and other countries at the 2007 Jamboree

It will be the first time the jamboree is held by three national scout organizations – Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America.

This jamboree will also be the first time women and those in the LGBTQI community will be allowed to attend the event with the Boy Scouts of America.

Leaders of the participating organizations must also communicate the condom policy to their 'participants, unit leaders, and staff'

Leaders of the participating organizations must also communicate the condom policy to their ‘participants, unit leaders, and staff’

The condom mandate was actually made in 2016, following the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan.

A World Jamboree is held every four years and it appears the World Scout Committee modified the guidelines in anticipation of the 2019 event.

International members of the Girl Guides or Girl Scouts, as they are known in the US, have been allowed to attend past jamborees if their national association had an arrangement with the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

But it is expected that girls will make up ‘half of all participants’ attending the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, according to the organization.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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