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.”


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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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COED KILLS: Leftist Ideology and the Corruption of the American Military


by William Boyd

Liberal ideology holds the American military in a vice grip, squeezing the very lifeblood of warlike virtue from its veins. Nowhere is this spiritual corrosion more evident than in the integration of women into our armed forces. Like the Marxists before them, the contemporary Left dismisses reality out of hand. “Nature we will teach—and freedom we will reach.”

Winning wars be damned.

What follows is a compendium of my own personal observations as a Marine Corps officer, as well as an exploration of official policies that reveal the Leftist corruption of our military institutions.

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UK: First they came for the boy scouts . . .


I wish this was a joke but it is not. The UK armed services have taken leave of their senses and deserves the invasion and conquering that waits for it.

The Royal Boy Scouts Association was destroyed ca 1968 and girls were forced on it without consulting the British public. Within a few years, British “scouting” membership plummeted.

 

Of note, the single-sex Girl Guides stabilized and avoided the worst of the post-war Baby Bust years.

But the effect on British manhood was the final straw. Two world wars literally decimated two generations of men, sacrificing the best and brightest before they could produce children. The remaining K-Selected boys of Britain in the post-war years we able to learn masculinity in the boy scouts. But since the Seventies there has been no actual boy scouting in Britain.

What’s a red blooded Englishman to do?  Join the service?

Hell no.

BEND OVER, LIMEY. HERE IT COMES AGAIN.

Not A Parody – British Army Recruitment Posters Reflect How Far the U.K. Has Fallen…

Former British Prime Minister Winston S Churchill famously said: “It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”  Perhaps, in an ironic way, that is exactly what the British Army are doing as they reveal an ad campaign to recruit the finest young men and women the U.K. has for military service:

This is not a parody; these recruitment posters are very real. The stereotypical traits of British Millennials are accepted as the standard and re-branded as strengths.

The indulgent trait of self-centeredness becomes “self-belief;” the generational obsession with phones and gadgets becomes “focus”; and those with a propensity for compulsive selfie-taking are now cast with internal “confidence.”

Yes, the British Army have officially accepted that a generation where everyone deserves a trophy is now the first line of national defense; and thus recruitment efforts need to be modified accordingly.

Despite my notation promising this is not a parody, I am quite sure there are reasonably grounded people reviewing this who would nevertheless believe this has to be a joke.

It’s not.

Swear.

This is very, very, disturbingly real. [See Daily Mail]  There’s even a highly produced set of broadcast commercials to support the recruitment campaign.

Great Britain has come a long way from Winston Churchill…

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

— Winston S. Churchill

Liberalism Bankrupts the Boy Scouts // The American Spectator


Liberalism is a parasite that kills its host.

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Liberalism Bankrupts the Boy Scouts

George Neumayr

The other day President Trump called Rex Tillerson “dumb as a rock.” That was payback for an interview in which his former Secretary of State called Trump undisciplined and a poor study. Trump had selected Tillerson for the job based in part on the recommendation of Robert Gates, Obama’s Secretary of Defense, according to press reports. Gates and Tillerson knew each other largely from the Boy Scouts, where they both held leadership positions during its transition from a traditional organization to a politically correct one.

As president of the Boy Scouts, Gates had endorsed the adoption of the LGBT agenda, urging the organization to succumb to the demands of its critics. He cast adherence to Christian principles, not their betrayal, as the real threat to the organization’s future.

“The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained,” he said. Don’t resist “the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country,” he argued. Shamefully, Gates presented his counsel of capitulation under the guise of dutifulness, putting a perverse spin on the Boy Scouts code: “Our oath calls upon us to do our duty to God and country. The country is changing, and we are increasingly at odds with the legal landscape at both the state and federal levels. And, as a movement, we find ourselves with a policy more than a few of our church sponsors reject, thus placing Scouting between a boy and his church.”

Tillerson, who served as president of the Boy Scouts a couple of years before Gates, laid the groundwork for this capitulation. He said that embracing the new PC morality would allow the Boy Scouts to “serve more youth.”

What did it profit the Boy Scouts to gain the PC world and lose its soul? Judges may have to put a figure on it. According to press reports this week, the Boy Scouts organization, reeling from costly homosexual abuse lawsuits, is “considering” bankruptcy. Adding to its woes is that membership has “dwindled.”

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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.

“Woke” Goes Broke: Boy Scouts Filing for Bankruptcy


“Woke” Goes Broke: Boy Scouts Filing for Bankruptcy

The once proud organization known as the Boy Scouts is declaring bankruptcy after severely flagging numbers due to a myriad of problems, including implementing social justice measures to make it more inclusive.

According to the Daily Caller, the Boy Scouts changed its name to Scouts BSA and began to allow girls into their ranks. Before that, the Boy Scouts ruled that openly gay scouts and scout leaders could also join the program. This lead to a serious decline in membership and now the organization is filing Chapter 11:

The Wednesday report comes in the wake of sinking membership and multiple controversies surrounding the 108-year-old organization, including sex abuse allegationsand 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 peakto a claimed 2.3 million members at present.

It’s only going to get worse as well. The Mormon Church has announced that it’s discontinuing its partnership with the Boy Scouts and will be starting up its own boy’s program in 2020, according to the Daily Caller. When that happens, the Scouts will lose a third of its membership.

Combined with the fact that it kept sexual abuse allegations secret for decades, the Scouts seems to have rotted from the inside.

Whether the Scouts would have survived in this modern age without any of these events happening is still up for debate, but it definitely didn’t help it. Boys clubs are becoming few and far between with each of them coming under attack for not being inclusive to girls or members of the LGBT community.

Boys are increasingly encouraged to be safer and more accepting of things that run against their nature. This is more dangerous than our society as a whole can realize yet, as boys need to be able to be boys. However, in this day and age, the very nature of boys is often the subject of ridicule and even labeled as a societal evil.

It’s my honest hope that the Scouts survive, but I can only see it doing so by making itself return to its original principles. The chances of that happening, however, are slim to none.

Battle of the Sexes: Girl Scouts Sues Boy Scouts for Trademark Infringement


Read the link for lots of interesting details on how the B.S.A. Inc screwed up.

Battle of the Sexes: Girl Scouts Sues Boy Scouts for Trademark Infringement

Posted on Dec 6, 2018

Caesar Revive, Intellectual Property Law

Since their respective beginnings, the Boy Scouts (of America) limited their membership to boys and the Girl Scouts (of the United States of America) limited their membership to girls. But, in a significant switch, the Boy Scouts recently announced they will now be accepting girls into their ranks. All would be well and good, except for the fact that this transition resulted in a lawsuit for trademark infringement.

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(so as not to offend intellectual property rights!)

Other causes of action include common law trademark infringement, trademark dilution (basically an erosion of the Girl Scout’s current trademarks) and tortious interference.

. . . On the other hand, Boy Scouts has an obligation to control actions (of their volunteers) that incur legal liability and bears a responsibility for infractions thereof. With millions of volunteers all over the country, insisting that the rights of the Girl Scouts be respected is no small task, yet if the Boy Scouts cannot do so then an appropriate remedy might be to deny them a right to use the Scouts mark without a gender specific prefix.

The Boy Scouts have not yet filed a response to the complaint . . .

Or, perhaps the two parties will find a way to settle their differences. The Boy Scout law requires that a Boy Scout “Obey the laws of country.” The Girl Scout law requires that a Girl Scout “use resources wisely.” Now would be a good time for both parties to follow their laws by sitting down together and reaching a fair and amicable resolution.

By Lawrence E. Ashery

Published December 4, 2018 issue of the Legal Intelligencer.