Yes, adding tens of thousands of junior feminist GoGrrlz and tomboys — and their Second Wave feminist “PhD moms” with a Social Justice chip on their pocket flap — is the smart thing for BSA Corp. to do in the age of “Pound MeToo.”
It will definitively end the sexual abuse of young boys in the Boy Scouts.
Photo: Scouts hiking Ohio’s Cuyahoga Trail in 1975, via the National Archives and Records Administration.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CN) – Claiming the youth organization was infiltrated by pedophiles, an Arkansas man filed a lawsuit saying the Boy Scouts allowed a scout leader accused of sexually assaulting boys in Georgia to relocate and abuse him several years later.
“Since its inception, [the Boy Scouts of America] aggressively marketed the wholesomeness and safety of its programs to the American public,” the complaint states. “Simultaneously, BSA concealed from scouts and their parents BSA’s certain knowledge that pedophiles had been infiltrating BSA in large numbers for many years.”The complaint, filed Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, claims the way the Boy Scouts tried to identify sexual abusers within its organization by keeping allegations a secret and discouraging police involvement led to Samuel Otts abusing William Stevens eight times in 1979 and 1980.
Otts helped lead a troop of scouts that met at the Salvation Army in Hot Springs, Arkansas, when Stevens was in his preteens, according to the lawsuit filed by lead attorney Joshua Gillespie of Green & Gillespie.
The suit seeks compensatory damages from the Boy Scouts of America and the Quapaw Area Council for claims of negligence and fraud.
While the statute of limitations has typically long passed for those types of claims, Gillispie wrote in the complaint that the Boy Scouts fraudulently concealed their actions from Stevens.
The oldest youth group in the US has undergone a ‘sex-change’ operation of sorts by declaring itself a ‘gender neutral’ outfit. Such a move does a considerable disservice to both American men and women.
Founded in 1910 by the American media magnate and explorer William D. Boyce, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provided a rite of passage to adulthood for over 100 million young men throughout its history.
According to biographer Janice Petterchak, Boyce structured his organization around particular ‘character-building’ attributes – like civic duty, patriotism and self-reliance – that he believed were crucial for “making men.”
William D. Boyce is certainly turning in his grave today.
After more than 100 years as “Boy Scouts,” for boys, the Boy Scouts of America announced they would be changing one of their landmark programs to accommodate girls. Starting next February, their program for kids 11-17 years old will simply be “Scouts BSA.” Girls will now be able to join the older group and advance to the highest rank, Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts of America welcomed girls into the Cub Scouts program last fall.
Michael Surbaugh, chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America, said in a statement, “As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible. That is why it is important that the name for our Scouting program for older youth remain consistent with the single name approach used for the Cub Scouts.”
On the surface, this looks very inclusive, accepting, and even charming. As a mother who grew up a tomboy, (Are we allowed to use that word?) and who has two boys, and two girls (one of which is also a tomboy), I can see why this seems like a good idea superficially. If there were no similar organizations for girls, it might make sense to press for gender inclusivity. But there are Girl Scouts, and in fact, they didn’t quite care for this change.
First of all, people have “sex.” Words have “gender.”
Sex comes in male and female. Gender, a grammatical term is whatever you need it to be.
Secondly, it appears the War on Boys is accompanied by a War on Girls as Harvard punishes members of Greek letter societies, banning them from leadership in university recognized clubs and refusing to consider them for fellowships.
Harvard, founded to form Yankee America’s clergymen, was single-sex for most of its storied existence. Co-eds were forced on Harvard in 1977 by second wave feminists. To be fair, the school abandoned its Christianity by the end of the 19th C. It’s been riding on fumes, moving only for the momentum of its social capital and goodwill among the old New England families.
Boy Scouts pay attention to this story. This is the future for your beloved institution! First girls are imposed on you but your right to avoid them is tolerated. Eventually, forced-integration is imposed by force. You either like it or lump it. Actually, I’ve heard that from more than one thick-skulled employee of the Boy Scouts of America corporation.
Harvard’s chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority is closing its doors — making it the first single-gender group to shut down in response to the College’s social group penalties.
The national Delta Gamma organization announced the move in a press release Thursday and explicitly cited the sanctions as the impetus for the decision.
The College’s policy, which took effect with the Class of 2021, bars members of single-gender final clubs, fraternities, and sororities from holding leadership positions in recognized student groups, captaining varsity athletic teams, and receiving College endorsement for a number of prestigious fellowships.
“We respect the chapter’s decision and understand that the University’s sanctions resulted in an environment in which Delta Gamma could not thrive,” Wilma Johnson Wilbanks, Delta Gamma’s national president, wrote in a press release. “We sincerely hope this changes in the future.”