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 ? ? ?

 

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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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Ripping down needed gender barriers is psychologically damaging to men, boys


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.


Bill Thompson

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.

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Let boys be Boys Scouts, and girls be Girl Scouts


From The Union newspaper:

Terry McAteer
Columnist

I am proud to be an Eagle Scout. My father was an Eagle and son, Gregory, is one as well. That is not to say, though, that I’m proud of Scouting.

The national organization has recently morphed Scouting to the point that girls can now be Boy Scouts. I realize that all boys and girls should be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent but, really, girls in Boy Scouts is over the top.

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BSA Membership Tumbled Amid Scandals and Decision to Allow Girls — Now They’re on the Brink of Bankruptcy


BSA Membership Tumbled Amid Scandals and Decision to Allow Girls — Now They’re on the Brink of Bankruptcy

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Boy Scouts of America (BSA) decided to allow girls into their program after their membership began falling, but the numbers continued to tumble thereafter, leaving the organization facing potential bankruptcy.

BSA’s program, for 11 to 17-year-olds, planned to change the name to Scouts BSA, with members referring to themselves as “scouts,” rather than “boy” or “girl” — they were also looking to allow older girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The announcement was met with a lot of criticism, especially when it came to their sister organization, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). GSUSA’s Chief Customer Lisa Margosian previously said they were “disappointed” in BSA’s handling of the situation.

When announcing the change in 2017, the BSA said in a statement the “historic decision” was made after receiving many requests from families and girls interested in the program.

Consideration of declaring bankruptcy

BSA’s move toward allowing girls and transgender boys into their programs lead to a continual downfall in membership in recent years and now the organization is facing bankruptcy, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Filing for bankruptcy comes amidst legal costs in the organization’s handling of sexual abuse allegations.

In a BSA statement released on Wednesday, Chief Scout Executive Michael B. Surbaugh said they are working to “explore all options available to ensure that the local and national programming of the Boy Scout of America continues uninterrupted.”

After their decision to open the doors in their program to other genders and change the name, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — which was one of the organization’s largest sponsors — cut their ties to the BSA after a relationship of over 100 years.

In November, the GSUSA filed a trademark lawsuit against BSA for dropping the word “boy” from their flagship program, claiming it caused confusion among the public and creating complications as “parents interested in signing up for Girl Scouts programs have instead mistakenly signed up for the new girls’ programs offered by BSA,” NBC News reported.

The organization has hired Sidley Austin LLP law firm as they look to possibly file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, WSJ reported.

The BSA’s future depends partly on the “outcome of sex-abuse-related litigation and future damages awarded,” according to WSJ.

Surbaugh said in the statement that “at no time in our history have we knowingly allowed a sexual predator to work with youth” and that they act quickly to address those issues related to abuse allegations.

According to WSJ, BSA leaders commented saying the latest lawsuit could cause BSA “to pay damages out of its own funds to the extent the claims are not covered by insurance or if the insurance carriers are unable or unwilling to honor the claims.”

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The hefty costs due to sexual abuse allegations and the organization’s downfall in membership could lead the 108-year-old nonprofit to declare bankruptcy.

Girls in the Boy Scouts is Bad for Everyone


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by Nicole Russell  | May 03, 2018 05:00 PM

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.

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