This is from Life Site news.
More than 77,000 girls have already joined cub scouts, a program for younger children since it started to welcome girls last year.
BSA Director Royce Fox in Johnson City told WJHL that in the Tri-Cities region, two girl troops are expected to be the first in that region.
In May 2018, the Boy Scouts — the program for 11- to 17-year-olds — announced it would change its name to Scouts BSA in February.
The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its program serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade — will keep its title, as well.
[Ed note: well dud BSA Inc couldn’t change its name if it wanted to change it — it’s literally set by an Act of Congress, signed by the President of the United States, under Title 36 of the U.S. Code, “Patriotic Organizations.”]
In November 2018, The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls.
Here’s an outstanding essay from Bill Thompson, editorial page editor of Waxahchietx’ newspaper, “The Ledger.”
Meanwhile, February has produced a wave of stories from across the country about the formation of all-girl Boy Scout troops. As of Feb. 1, the Scouts began accepting girls from fifth grade on, and young ladies are responding in droves to remake an institution that for a century chartered a rite for passage for countless young American males.
After reading it — and it’s very mild accepting all feminist canards — ask yourself, “What about the boys?”
Indeed, their identity has just been destroyed, castrated before their voices changed.
Not one single GoGrrl or PhD Mom has given a damn about the harm done to our boys or the dreams and validation stolen from them in an orgy of selfish appropriation.
Damn the Boy Scouts of America Inc to hell for what they’ve done.
Editorial Page Editor
The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla
Feb 27, 2019 at 10:07 PM
Last month both Gillette and the American Psychological Association tackled “toxic masculinity.”
Gillette suggested in a controversial commercial that all men, except for those sufficiently “woke,” are sexual deviants, bullies, or some other form of knuckle-dragging lowlife unfit for civil society.
The APA, meanwhile, issued a paper saying “socialization for conforming to traditional” — read toxic — “masculinity ideology” had stunted men emotionally, made them more prone to violence and subsequently discipline, caused health problems that routinely shortened their lifespans, and produced other unwelcome outcomes.
The APA’s solution: more men need to have their heads examined.
God bless Vox Day. He is a shining ray of Light in an increasingly dark, insane, evil world.
One of his commenters nails it:
I can’t think of this as anything other than a cancer.
Why even bother with the title, “Boy Scouts?” Answer: Because they plan on destroying it, intentionally, like with all the cultural norms they’ve destroyed such as marriage.
posted by VD @ 2/08/2019 10:41:00 AM
Boys are now excluded from the Boy Scouts:
The Boy Scouts of America welcomed the establishment of Troop 86 in Vulcan and Troop 219 in Helena on February 1st. But these two troops are different — no boys, all girls. The first two of their kind in Central Alabama. With the formation of these two troops, a debate has taken hold. Some think this compromises the central mission of the Boy Scouts, whereas other believe it gives girls new opportunities that they never had before.
It won’t be long before men are excluded from the pulpits of Fake Christian “churches” too. This is why our ancestors didn’t allow women to join men’s groups in the first place.
The Cold Fury blog is just fun to read. I mean that. It is.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Boy Scouts of America welcomed the establishment of Troop 86 in Vulcan and Troop 219 in Helena on February 1st. But these two troops are different — no boys, all girls. The first two of their kind in Central Alabama.
Uhh, s’cuse me and all, but…isn’t “no boys, all girls” kind of…y’know…discriminatory? Sexist? Unethical? Illegal, even? Moreover: where, pray tell, is the accomodation for our newly-minted 73 Flavors Of Gender™ in all this? If a boy is biologically, genetically, and genitally male but “identifies” as a girl, will he now be allowed to join one of the all-girl troops? If not, why the hell not? Can we start calling these two “Boy Scout” troops “Girl Scouts”? And the biggest question of all: wasn’t the whole idea behind allowing girls into the Boy Scouts to do away with segregation by sex in the first place?
But no, it wasn’t. All this ever was about, really, was to sow chaos and discord, and to above all else to seize control of another venerable American institution in order to, as Iowahawk so astutely said years ago:
1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.#lefties
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 10, 2015
From Focus on the Family:
Yesterday’s announcement that the Boy Scouts of America will drop “Boy” from the name of its signature program is yet another sad development for the once storied and celebrated organization.
You’ll recall that the Boy Scouts announced in 2013 that they would be allowing openly homosexual scouts to join local troops. In 2015, they began accepting openly homosexual leaders. Since these changes, scout membership has dropped approximately ten percent. Many churches have decided to cancel sponsorship of troops.
The Boy Scouts have also announced plans to allow girls into their program.
So while this latest move in the interest of “inclusivity” reads like something of a satirical punchline, the decision to rebrand the century-old organization isn’t entirely shocking.
But it’s nevertheless sad – and exactly the opposite of what boys today need from those in positions of youth leadership.
Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent, many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.
“The notion that we need to protect homosexuals more than we need to protect children…has been a disturbing trend.”
Brian Rushfeldt, president, Canada Family Action
As you may know, the radical homosexual lobby is using totalitarian methods in an attempt to bully the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) into submission by changing their long-standing policy of banning homosexuals from admission into the BSA.
It would do well for the American people to look across the border to Canada and see the disastrous consequences of such a decision.
In 1998, Canadian Scouts (CS) decided to allow females, atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals to join the CS. In 1999, they approved the establishment of an all-homosexual troop, which now marches in Canada’s “gay pride” parades. Within five years, scouting membership dropped over 50 percent, many scouting camps and offices were closed, and staff was laid off.
Learn your history if you want to avoid the same failure next time around.
From the Christian Science Monitor:
The Boy Scouts have tried to strike a compromise on gay rights, but the continuing uproar from both sides shows how difficult that is.
The Boy Scouts of America were expected Monday to lift the group’s controversial ban on gay adult leaders, citing a changed legal landscape that no longer allows for such a ban.
At the same time, the group reaffirmed the right of local faith-based groups, many of which sponsor Boy Scout troops, to continue to set their own hiring policies.
It’s a compromise that, in the end, is likely to anger people on both sides of the gay-rights issue and that points to the difficulty for an organization like the Boy Scouts – which is increasingly tied with religious groups – that may try to stake out a middle ground on such a fraught issue.
“You’ve got a highly divided organization,” says Richard Ellis, a political science professor at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and the author of “Judging the Boy Scouts of America.” “Now it’s not clear that even this solution, which is an attempt to get the [gay rights] issue out of the way, can do it, because nobody is happy with it.”
In some ways, the Boy Scouts are emblematic of the struggle that much of conservative America, and particularly conservative religious organizations, have had as they try to remain relevant, and compliant with the law, in a rapidly shifting legal landscape.
From Armchair Anthropologist:
The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that girls can join and earn all the conventional ranks, though the troops will be segregated by sex. Naturally the Girl Scouts USA organization is angry and has sued over a name change.
Do I weep over the loss of a proud American tradition such as the Scouts? Well yes, but more than that I’m laughing.
This is the inevitable path of feminism. Women hate on the Boy Scouts because it’s, by definition, patriarchal. So they decide to include girls so that everyone can benefit. Same as universities and golf clubs. And then the women are even more angry because women are never happy. Now the Boy Scouts are infringing on the Girl Scouts’s own tradition turf.
Serves the BSA right for catering to the progressives. They caved on the gay ban, and now they’re finding out what happens when you give in to progressivism. Traditional organizations should be traditional.
You cannot appease the progressives. The best thing to do is just ignore them and wait a few months for them to attack another organization. It certainly worked for the Washington Redskins.
Both scout organizations are declining, and both have embraced progressivism. Just as no secular country has ever sustained a birth rate, and just as HuffPo, BuzzFeed and Vice are making major layoffs, so too will the classic scouting organizations lose members as they focus on godless propaganda instead of wilderness survival skills.
Here’s another blog post from Moonbattery:
The Boy Scouts have shown us that once you let moonbattery’s nose into the tent, you will soon find yourself outside on the sand. Less than a week after they changed their name to Scouts BSA to be more “inclusive,” we begin to see what that entails. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is bailing out:
The church announced Tuesday evening that it will sever ties with the organization, effective Dec. 31, 2019, according to a news release.
This ends a partnership that has lasted for over a century. It constitutes an oversized shovelful of dirt on the coffin of the Boy Scouts.
The LDS Church is the biggest participant in American Scouting, with approximately 425,000 LDS youths in Cub and Boy Scout programs. Mormons account for about 19 percent of the BSA’s membership, which totals about 2.3 million, according to the Boy Scouts.
The LDS Church will be starting its own youth program, which will be grounded in the healthy values that characterized the Boy Scouts before they allowed social justice warriors to bully them into incrementally embracing the liberal agenda.
The fissure began when the Boy Scouts started knuckling under to LGBT militants: