It seems long ago for those of us in the trenches of the American kulturkampf. But it really hasn’t been long at all since BSA actually believed the words they spoke, starting with the Scout Oath and Law.
Check it out. Then hold them to it. Every. Single. Letter.
The only segment clearly in favor of this move is “millennial democrats” who are the absolute least likely ever to consider joining the Boy Scouts. Clearly, market appeal had nothing to do with this decision because any half way competent survey would have revealed the exact same result.
How many of you remember “Scouting/USA”? It was the first go at unisex, un-boyed, un-Americanized scouting in 1972ish. It even featured a new red logo, red being the standard issue color of the international socialist revolutionary movement i.e., communism. The handbook was stripped of scoutcraft, community organizing, “child rearing”(!), drug use, and trendy conservation taking its place. Membership collapsed and BSA had to hire back the hated Green Bar Bill Hillcourt to pick up the pieces.
Majority Opposes Boy Scouts Decision Allowing Girls to Join
by Carrie Dann
A majority of Americans oppose the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to start admitting girls next year, a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows. But, as with many other issues in the current polarized era, political ideology has a lot to do with how the public views the new policy.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans — 57 percent — disagree with the move to allow girls to join the Boy Scouts, with 37 percent voicing strong opposition.