FAIL: BSA loses 163,000 members adding girls


A number cruncher at scouter.com ran the numbers.

BSA Inc’s 2018 membership dropped 6% from 2017. They predicted a 2% gain.

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BSA year-over-year membership change

SIX PERCENT. THAT IS DRAMATIC. CEO SHOUILD BE TERMINATED, HIS PAY CLAWED BACK. The board of directors should be charged with malfeasance.

Unsexed boy scouting is a failure. It’s not like anyone could see it coming. Who knew?

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“SCOUT BOYS OUT” still on April 2019


It’s past Easter and the BSA Inc still works to “SCOUT BOYS OUT.”

Listen up, fathers of America: BSA Inc is not your Boy Scouts. They hate you. They hate B-P. They hate boys. They hate men.

They would like your cash, if only to pay CEO Surbaugh’s $2,000,000 annual compensation. Bear in mind wages and salary are only a portion of Surbaugh’s total compensation package!

Sauce:

BSA_Form_990_Tax_Return.pdf

BSA Board of Directors.pdf

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Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, and That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad


As usual, no one gives a damn that boys’ literal identity was appropriated from them. Strike that – expropriated in the name of communism.

From Bloomberg:

Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, and That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad

The 100-year-old organizations are prepared to take their battle over self-identity to court.

One evening in early February, in the back room of a small Lutheran church in Blacksburg, Va., seven girls joined the Boy Scouts. They stood in front of an American flag, wearing the same khaki shirts and bandanna neckties as the 19 boys there with them. Together they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the traditional Boy Scout oath. As historic moments go, it was a quiet one.

Over the next hour, members of Blacksburg’s Troop 158 discussed a coming campout and held a physical fitness challenge that amounted to running a few laps around the church parking lot. The girls demonstrated the sled they intended to use in a multitroop race, while some boys debated whether an assault rifle would make a good weapon during a zombie apocalypse. (The consensus was yes.) “I like Boy Scouts so far,” said Amalie, who’s 13, when the meeting was over. “Sorry, I mean Scouts. We’re supposed to say the new name now.”

A week earlier, the Boy Scouts of America—the national organization that oversees various outdoors programs for about 2 million children, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing—had changed the name of its original, 109-year-old program to Scouts BSA. That made Amalie one of its first girl scouts. Not to be confused, of course, with the Girl Scouts—though Amalie said she’s one of those, too.

The process by which a male-only centenarian institution transforms itself into an inclusive, co-ed brand would be complicated under any circumstances, but for the Scouts it’s been doubly so. For decades—in fact, as recently as 2015—the organization had argued, in interviews and in court, that scouting was only for boys. And a lot of people associated with the Boy Scouts still agree with that.

“ ‘This is crazy! This is what’s wrong with America! Girls in the Boy Scouts? I mean for crying out loud!’ ” says Michael Surbaugh, the group’s chief scout executive, imitating angry emails and tweets he’s received. Conservative news outlets have run articles with headlines such as “The Boy Scouts Admit Girls, Failure” (Weekly Standard) and “Girls in Boy Scouts Is Bad for Everyone” (Washington Examiner). But strangely, the fieriest reaction has come from the group most famous for supporting young girls: Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

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Trail Life offers free e-book, “Let Boys be Boys”


Sounds like something I might have written.

Download your free copy of “Let Boys be Boys” here.

Boys and Girls are different. “As leaders of boys in schools, homeschools, churches, and youth organizations, we must recognize and affirm their unique strengths and challenges. We are positioned to instill the principles and character traits that can prepare boys to become courageous, successful, focused men. But will we?” How can we successfully engage and disciple boys? If your attempts look anything like a typical classroom or Sunday school class, you are fighting a losing battle. Boys aren’t defective, they are different and to engage and disciple them effectively, we must Let Boys be Boys!

Discover three winning strategies from Counselor and Author Mark T. Hancock to engage and guide the next generation of young men to honor God, lead with integrity, and serve others.

Wall Street’s New Rule Is ‘Avoid Women At All Cost’


It’s amazing how “empowered women” seamlessly transition into “damsels in distress” whenever it suits them.


#MeToo Backfires: Wall Street’s New Rule Is ‘Avoid Women At All Cost’

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Dec. 04, 2018


No one could have predicted this!
From Bloomberg:

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.

In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?

Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

Just ignore the fact #MeToo made life infinitely harder for men.

Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

Interviews with more than 30 senior executives suggest many are spooked by #MeToo and struggling to cope. “It’s creating a sense of walking on eggshells,” said David Bahnsen, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley who’s now an independent adviser overseeing more than $1.5 billion.

Many are also having their lives destroyed due to false accusations.

Now, more than a year into the #MeToo movement — with its devastating revelations of harassment and abuse in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond — Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one.

“Women are grasping for ideas on how to deal with it, because it is affecting our careers,” said Karen Elinski, president of the Financial Women’s Association and a senior vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. “It’s a real loss.”

Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps!

There’s a danger, too, for companies that fail to squash the isolating backlash and don’t take steps to have top managers be open about the issue and make it safe for everyone to discuss it, said Stephen Zweig, an employment attorney with FordHarrison.

“If men avoid working or traveling with women alone, or stop mentoring women for fear of being accused of sexual harassment,” he said, “those men are going to back out of a sexual harassment complaint and right into a sex discrimination complaint.”

This is the ridiculous situation we now find ourselves in.

Being accused of sexual discrimination is nothing compared to being falsely accused of rape, so don’t expect this trend to reverse.

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#MeToo consequences: Wall Street purging women to avoid being accused of inappropriate behavior


This is already happening to the boy scout movement. It will get much worse.

#BoyScoutingIs4Boys


#MeToo consequences: Wall Street purging women to avoid being accused of inappropriate behavior

One misunderstanding is all it takes for a man’s career and potentially his life, to be flushed down the drain. There is no arguing that, especially when the overwhelming message from the left-wing is that all men are guilty. And even if they are proven innocent, they are still guilty. After a rape or assault accusation, a man’s innocence can be only the product of misogyny — at least, according to the radical Left. The immense media scrutiny of Brett Kavanaugh is surely evidence of that.

#MeToo movement is toxic

Now, the liberal media is shaming men for being overly cautious in their interactions with women. What, exactly, did they think would happen? The #MeToo movement has put any and all “questionable” interactions between men and women on display and open to public criticism. More, the #MeToo movement suggests that all men are inherently guilty, and that no woman would ever lie about an assault.

It is no wonder that men are now being more cautious around women: One wrong move, and their lives are totally over. The Left has consistently sent the message that women must be believed under any and all circumstances — even after it turns out some of these “victims” are lying.

No one is saying rape and assaults never happen. But the presumption being pushed by #MeToo and similar ideologies is that all men are guilty. To even debate a man’s innocence in the implication of a rape or assault, is now considered “unacceptable.” It makes you a “rape apologist” or a “misogynist” if you even dare to suggest that a man is not guilty — even with hard evidence to support his innocence. Again, the plight Brett Kavanaugh comes to mind: Every “witness” named by his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has said that the incident she described never happened — and yet, liberals are coming out of the woodwork to show their “support” for Ford.

One Democrat senator, Mazie Hirono, has even stated Kavanaugh “doesn’t have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else because of his ideology,” and that he is “more likely to be guilty because he’s a conservative,” according to a report from National Review. How’s that for equality?

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Interest in Alternative “Traditional Christian” Boy Scouts Skyrockets


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Over the years, the Boy Scouts of America has been making steps to become more “accepting” and “inclusive” — at the risk to its traditional values.

In 2013, the organization allowed members to identify as gay, then a couple of years later, the group welcomed gay leaders. And beginning this year, “transgender” scouts — girls who pretend they’re boys — were allowed to join the once all-male group.

Not everyone has viewed these changes as positive. A new group that recognizes the traditional values that the Boys Scouts left behind is gaining popularity because of the BSA’s shift to serve a liberal agenda.

Trail Life USA, which focuses on “traditional Christian values” already has more than 20,000 members across the country.

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The Scouts’ Inclusion Of Girls Is A DISASTER For Both Boys And Girls


Don’t claim you weren’t warned, fathers of America. Why aren’t you up in arms over this ? ? ?

 

dailycaller.com

Gary Bauer | President, American Values

The Boy Scouts of America dropped the word “Boy” from its name this month following an earlier decision to begin allowing girls to participate in its programs. The organization will now be known as “Scouts BSA.”

So like KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken), the SAT (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test) and NARAL (formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League), the Scouts have clumsily turned its name into an acronym whose letters officially stand for…nothing.

Which is appropriate, actually, given the Scouts’ recent departure from the values it once stood for. In 2013, the organization began admitting openly gay scouts. And in 2015, it ended a prohibition on gay Scout leaders. Last year, it even began allowing girls who identify as boys to participate.

This is a shame. The Boy Scouts used to be a place where boys learned to become men. They were taught not only how to tie a knot and build a fire but also how to work in a team, manage their time, control their emotions and stay fit. They were even taught about the value of faith and patriotism.

When I was growing up, to call someone “a boy scout” was to say that he was morally upright, resourceful and honest—someone you could trust to help your mother out of a jam or would approve of dating your sister or marrying your daughter.

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Boy Scouts On Verge Of Bankruptcy


dailycaller.com

Scott Morefield | Reporter
10:01 PM 12/12/2018

The Boy Scouts of America is considering declaring bankruptcy, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The Wednesday report comes in the wake of sinking membership and multiple controversies surrounding the 108-year-old organization, including sex abuse allegations and its controversial decision to change its program name from Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA and allow girls into that program.

Chicago law firm Sidley Austin has reportedly been hired to assist in what would be a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

As the organization has made decisions deemed to be more inclusive, such as allowing openly gay scouts in 2013 and scoutmasters in 2015 as well as the 2018 decision to allow girls, membership has continued to decline sharply, from over 4 million members at its peak to a claimed 2.3 million members at present.

ALMKE, GERMANY - JULY 31: Scoust carry firewood at the camp on July 31, 2010 in Almke near Wolfsburg, Germany. About 5000 young scouts from Germany, Russia, Belgium, Suisse, USA and Italy aged 12 to 20 participate in a camp. Since 1973, the German VCP-Christian Guides and Pathfinders organisation, offers an International historic boys and girls scout meeting during the summer holidays. On a 25 hectare field include 1370 tens, a tent church and a tent theater. The Federal camp is held every four years. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

ALMKE, GERMANY – JULY 31: Scoust carry firewood at the camp on July 31, 2010 in Almke near Wolfsburg, Germany. About 5000 young scouts from Germany, Russia, Belgium, Suisse, USA and Italy aged 12 to 20 participate in a camp. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Those numbers will likely continue to decline. Earlier this year, the Mormon church announced the end of a long-standing partnership with the Boy Scouts and the formation of its own program for boys beginning in 2020, a move that could cost the organization almost a third of its members. The church was reportedly “deeply troubled” by the group’s decision to allow openly gay leaders. (RELATED: The Scouts’ Inclusion Of Girls Is A DISASTER For Both Boys And Girls)

Additionally, the Boy Scouts have come under criticism of late for keeping records of sex abuse perpetrated by scoutmasters — called the “perversion files” — under wraps for decades instead of revealing them to the public.

Mike Roe wrote in May of the “death of the Boy Scouts of America.”

In my opinion, this kind of attrition can only explained by an increasing lack of relevance, or, the perception of irrelevance. Right now, there’s a perception that The Boy Scouts have gone soft. That’s the real tragedy, Sharon, because I can’t think of anything more needed in our country today, than a youth organization that offers kids the same experience I underwent in the basement of Kenwood Church. Why? Because our country’s current obsession with ‘safe spaces’ is destroying character faster than the Boy Scouts of today can build it.

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Liberalism Catches Up with Boy Scouts. Organization Faces Bankruptcy as Members Flee


And these reports don’t even mention the unrepayable $400,000,000 in debt secured for the boondoogle Bechtel Summit, future home to the sex-and-beer party to be called “World Jamboree 2019.”


westernjournal.com

By Kara Pendleton
Published December 13, 2018 at 4:36pm

After making controversial decisions over the past few years, the Boy Scouts of America is now facing bankruptcy and a massive decline in membership.

The organization has “hired law firm Sidley Austin for assistance in a possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Daily Caller reported that at its peak, the organization had a membership of approximately 4 million. Now that number has dropped to an estimated 2.3 million. The controversy the organization has faced in recent years and legal costs for sexual abuse lawsuits are both believed to be factors in the decline.

The trouble may have begun in 2013 when the organization decided to allow openly gay boys to join the ranks. From there, the changes continued to bring outrage across America.

In 2015, the Boy Scouts of America lifted the ban on openly gay scout leaders. In 2017, the changes continued and transgender boys were allowed to be members.

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Boy Scouts of America lifts nationwide ban on gay leaders, @AllenSchauffler reportshttps://t.co/WpcUgku62M

— Al Jazeera America (@ajam) July 28, 2015

For the first time ever, transgender boys can join The Boy Scouts of America. pic.twitter.com/tNu5UjdsCm

— Stitch (@watchstitch) January 31, 2017

Girls were allowed in the program in 2018 — despite the fact that they have their own Girl Scouts program. The new program was given the “gender-neutral name” of Scouts BSA.

The Boy Scouts of America are getting a new name as girls join the program https://t.co/QfuJzZZZJU pic.twitter.com/hNGivgiwj5

— TIME (@TIME) May 3, 2018

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