Much has happened, more is happening in BSA Corp


It has been a long while since we’ve posted here and much has happened and is happening at BSA Corp.

We’ll have more detailed looks at two major stories soon: the “medical retirement” of hapless stool pigeon Michael Shurbaugh and the treacherous mortgaging of Philmont — in the exact amount we detailed here a long time ago.

 

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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New Sex Abuse Allegations Surface Against Boy Scouts Of America


From WCBS-AM, New York:

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New Sex Abuse Allegations Surface Against Boy Scouts Of America

April 23, 2019 – 10:20 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Stunning new allegations of child sex abuse have surfaced against the Boy Scouts of America.

Attorneys for alleged victims say there is a pattern of abuse involving 7,000 Boy Scout leaders nationwide dating back to the 1940s. The leaders were named in the Boy Scouts of America “Perversion Files,” lawyers said. They call it a system of denial and cover ups.

The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement saying that they “care deeply about all victims of child sex abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time scouting.”

The organization says they are “outraged” that abusers have taken advantage of scouting programs to abuse children.

Lawyers planning to file multiple lawsuits on behalf of the alleged victims will hold separate news conferences in Newark and Manhattan on Tuesday.

They plan to release the names of 50 leaders in New Jersey and 130 in New York who allegedly abused children.

WCBS 880 will be covering the press conference. Listen live for updates

Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face New Child Sex Allegations; Names Expected to Be Released Tuesday


From NBC Local News in New York City

An attorney claims the BSA has files of child abusers within their ranks, going back to the 1940s


What to Know

Alarming claims have surfaced against the Boy Scouts of America, accusing thousands of leaders of abuse

The allegations came to light and a group of alleged victims will hold a press conference in NY to speak out publicly, claiming a pattern

The BSA said in a statement that they ‘care deeply about all victims of child sex abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed’

Thousands of Boy Scouts of America leaders face new charges of sexual abuse, claims that are expected to be revealed in detail Tuesday in New York and New Jersey. Names of nearly 200 of the accused are also expected to be released.

The allegations came to light Monday night and a group of alleged victims was expected to testify about the widespread pattern abuse within the scouting organization later Tuesday.

The victims’ attorney, Jeff Anderson, called it a system of denial and cover-ups. He claims the Boy Scouts have files on child abusers within their ranks dating back to the 1940s.

“The lives of the survivors and their families have been shattered and destroyed in so many ways,” Anderson said. He says the new allegations accuse more than 7,000 leaders of abuse, with more than 100 in New York.

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The Diversity Imperative


“Every time I’ve been in a room, most people in that room looked like me, sound like me.”

American Fighting Man David Goldfein, the current chief of staff of the United States Air Force, spoke to entrants in the “Spark Tank Competition” at the annual Air Warfare Symposium at Orlando, Florida on February 28, 2019

The Spark Tank Competition’s website explains that it “celebrate[s] Air Force risk-takers, idea makers and entrepreneurs who refuse to accept the status quo and have determined their own fate by developing solutions that make it easier for the Air Force to bring the very best to the fight.”

Goldfein told the assembled Risk-Takers,

“The challenges we face as a nation are wicked hard, and it’s going to take folks with different backgrounds, different life experiences, and different perspectives to be able to come in and sit down together and provide the creative solutions that we as a nation need to be able to fight and win.”

For decades, science fiction publisher Vox Day warned against the madness of Marxist-Leninist political correctness and describes Heritage America’s capitulation to it as a moral failure of men to, well, act like men.

God help America. Here is a comment by Doktor_Jeep at Vox Populi:

So yeah. We’re screwed. All of our other mistakes are covered up well with air power. We’re going to find out the hard way how you can’t win a war with Ritalin-kids and drones.


Doktor Jeep March 04, 2019 1:09 PM

The USAF was always the vanguard of poz in the armed forces overall. I was there in the 90s when this crap started.

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Lolz at The Boy Scouts


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.

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Catholic League: BOY SCOUTS TOOK THE INCLUSION BAIT


From the Catholic League

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is exploring the possibility of declaring bankruptcy. How could an organization which had roughly 5.5 million members in the early 1970s, and now commands only 2.3 million, collapse so rapidly?

Several factors are at work, but none are more important than the left-wing assaults on the BSA, and the role of molesting Scout masters.

In the early 1990s, Bill Donohue was asked by the Center for the Study of Natural Law at the Claremont Institute in California to write a monograph on the problems facing the BSA. The second edition of On the Front Line of the Culture War: Recent Attacks on the Boy Scouts of America was published in 1993, the year Donohue came to the Catholic League. More than any other left-wing entity, it was the ACLU that first declared war on the BSA.

The ACLU started suing the BSA left and right, and this, in turn, inspired other left-wing organizations to do likewise. The ACLU sued over the Three “G’s”—Gays, Godless, and Girls—hoping to force the organization to allow homosexuals, atheists, and girls to join. While the BSA officials initially fought these efforts, they eventually succumbed to the politics of inclusion, changing its traditional standards to appease its critics.

History shows, however, that hard-core ideologues are not interested in being appeased—they are interested in winning. In this case, victory meant the demise of the BSA.

The only one of the Three “G’s” that the BSA held the line on were the atheists. But even there, the organization that prided itself on honoring the Judeo-Christian ethos adjusted its sails to appease its critics. So they let anyone join who professed a belief in anything, ranging from devotees of Zeus to Wiccans.

Allowing girls to join the BSA was long considered a non-starter: after all, there is an organization called the Girl Scouts of America. But to zealots this is not enough—their radical egalitarian agenda demanded that the girls crash the BSA. Last year, the BSA gave in and allowed girls to join.

Two things immediately happened: the BSA lost 425,000 members in the month it made the announcement (October 2017), and last month the Girl Scouts sued them as well. Inclusion anyone?

The biggest headache for the BSA came from homosexual activists. They won the support of the media, higher education, left-wing legal groups, even corporate America. In 2013, the BSA allowed homosexual boys to join and in 2015 it ended its ban on gay adult leaders. In 2017, it yielded again, ruling that biological boys who identify as girls can join. Not much left after that.

In 1920, ten years after the BSA was founded, it started a “red flag” system to identify adult males who were known to sexually abuse the boys and young men. It would later be known as the “Ineligible Volunteer Files,” commonly referred to as the “perversion files.”

Fast forward to October 2012. The Oregon Supreme Court ordered the release of 1,200 confidential files detailing cases of sexual molestation that occurred between 1965 and 1985. It was this that started a wave of lawsuits, with victims, alleged and real, seeking lucrative financial settlements. This proved to be devastating.

In 2012, the Los Angeles Times also got its hands on 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991. In most cases, the BSA found out about the sexual abuse after it had been reported to the authorities.

It is hard to say exactly how many of the molesters were pedophiles (those who hit on prepubescent boys or girls) and how many were homosexuals (those who hit on postpubescent males). For reasons that are entirely political, the media have shown no interest in getting to the bottom of this.

Why the left-wing assault on the BSA? It is a bastion of traditionalism, and that is one thing the Left hates, especially the core Judeo-Christian values. It is also a voluntary organization, one of the most important intermediate associations in the nation; these social institutions separate the individual from the state.

Leftists are nothing but statists: They want the power to control the people. Thus, anything that stands in their way—such as the family, church, and voluntary associations (the BSA)—are an obstacle to the power and reach of the state. Following the philosophy of Rousseau, these institutions must be destroyed.

Would matters have turned out differently had the BSA officials not adopted the politics of inclusion? Hard to say, but at least they could have made their mark in the culture war. Instead, they caved, and now they are paying the price.

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#FakeScouts Canada


This is a follow on to the last post, Coed Membership Failure: SCOUTS/CANADA.

Not only will Scouts/Canada not exist in a few short years, it’s not even actual scouting boy or otherwise.

Get a load of their watered down, meaningless and wholly converged “Scout Promise” and “Law.” It’s laughable if you can keep from weeping:

The Scout Promise

On my honour;
I promise that I will do my best;
To do my duty to God and the Queen;
To help other people at all times;
and to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.

The Scout Law

A Scout is helpful and trustworthy,
Kind and cheerful,
Considerate and clean,
and Wise in the use of all resources.

Source: http://www.scouts.ca/about/values/

No wonder Canadian boys will have nothing to do with unsexed “scouting.” Soon their North American cousins will join them.

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