Suitable for framing, here’s a certificate sized boy scout law with the traditional explication of the twelve points. Old time scouts will recognize the border frame from BSA National Council awards and certificates. Typographers will appreciate the old style typefaces used.
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.”
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.
— 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.
— TIME (@TIME) May 3, 2018
The article’s author asks a great question, after reporting James Woods’ brilliant skewering of the BSA Inc faggotry,
By changing the name of the Boy Scouts and allowing girls in, there’s the tacit acknowledgement that an all-boys organization is patriarchal and an all-girls organization is empowering. The logic here eludes me but I’m sure a lecture on intersectionality and histories of oppression would straighten me out nicely.
As you may have heard, as of this year, the Boy Scouts are no longer the “Boy Scouts.”
“The Boy Scouts of America, in its continued effort to appeal to girls, announced on Wednesday that it would drop the ‘boy’ from its namesake program next February. The century-old organization also said that it would start welcoming older girls, opening a door for them to earn the organization’s highest rank of Eagle Scout,” The New York Times reported in May.
The new organization celebrated the change with a campaign called “Scout Me In,” which, according to a statement from the organization, “celebrates the BSA’s expansion to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting in communities across the country.”
“It reinforces that the mission and core values in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are welcoming, inclusive and foundational for both young men and women.”
“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,” Michael Surbaugh, chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America, said in the statement.
“Starting in February 2019, the name of the older youth program will be ‘Scouts BSA,’ and the name of our iconic organization will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.”
Sound confusing enough to you? Well, um, scout me in! Last I checked, there was a similar program called the Girl Scouts which did all of these things for young women.
And, in fact, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, currently one of the country’s most famous members of Congress, was a part of it.
From InklingsNews come many obvious questions never answered – or admitted – by B.S.A. Inc.
February 26, 2019
As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017.
Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized to do activities such as sell cookies and other crafts whereas boys might typically do camping trips and knot tying. However, girls interested in things generally done by boys are now able to join the renamed “Scouts of America.” A statement issued by Scouts of America says there was a large demand in the years leading up to the change.
Staples high schooler and longtime Boy Scout member, Justin Schmidt ’19 feels that something was odd about the decision. “I believe that letting girls join Boy Scouts is a very sudden shift in culture within the Scouting community,” Schmidt said. “I would have rather seen a shift in the Girl Scout curriculum– seeing that this is the biggest part of the debate–than just integrating two entirely different cultures.”
New York president of The National Organization for Women, Sonia Ossorio, has been demanding this change for years now.
More than 77,000 girls have already joined cub scouts, a program for younger children since it started to welcome girls last year.
BSA Director Royce Fox in Johnson City told WJHL that in the Tri-Cities region, two girl troops are expected to be the first in that region.
In May 2018, the Boy Scouts — the program for 11- to 17-year-olds — announced it would change its name to Scouts BSA in February.
The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its program serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade — will keep its title, as well.
[Ed note: well dud BSA Inc couldn’t change its name if it wanted to change it — it’s literally set by an Act of Congress, signed by the President of the United States, under Title 36 of the U.S. Code, “Patriotic Organizations.”]
In November 2018, The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls.
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.
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.
God bless Vox Day. He is a shining ray of Light in an increasingly dark, insane, evil world.
One of his commenters nails it:
I can’t think of this as anything other than a cancer.
Why even bother with the title, “Boy Scouts?” Answer: Because they plan on destroying it, intentionally, like with all the cultural norms they’ve destroyed such as marriage.
posted by VD @ 2/08/2019 10:41:00 AM
Boys are now excluded from the Boy Scouts:
The Boy Scouts of America welcomed the establishment of Troop 86 in Vulcan and Troop 219 in Helena on February 1st. But these two troops are different — no boys, all girls. The first two of their kind in Central Alabama. With the formation of these two troops, a debate has taken hold. Some think this compromises the central mission of the Boy Scouts, whereas other believe it gives girls new opportunities that they never had before.
It won’t be long before men are excluded from the pulpits of Fake Christian “churches” too. This is why our ancestors didn’t allow women to join men’s groups in the first place.
The Cold Fury blog is just fun to read. I mean that. It is.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Boy Scouts of America welcomed the establishment of Troop 86 in Vulcan and Troop 219 in Helena on February 1st. But these two troops are different — no boys, all girls. The first two of their kind in Central Alabama.
Uhh, s’cuse me and all, but…isn’t “no boys, all girls” kind of…y’know…discriminatory? Sexist? Unethical? Illegal, even? Moreover: where, pray tell, is the accomodation for our newly-minted 73 Flavors Of Gender™ in all this? If a boy is biologically, genetically, and genitally male but “identifies” as a girl, will he now be allowed to join one of the all-girl troops? If not, why the hell not? Can we start calling these two “Boy Scout” troops “Girl Scouts”? And the biggest question of all: wasn’t the whole idea behind allowing girls into the Boy Scouts to do away with segregation by sex in the first place?
But no, it wasn’t. All this ever was about, really, was to sow chaos and discord, and to above all else to seize control of another venerable American institution in order to, as Iowahawk so astutely said years ago:
1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.#lefties
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 10, 2015
From Focus on the Family:
Yesterday’s announcement that the Boy Scouts of America will drop “Boy” from the name of its signature program is yet another sad development for the once storied and celebrated organization.
You’ll recall that the Boy Scouts announced in 2013 that they would be allowing openly homosexual scouts to join local troops. In 2015, they began accepting openly homosexual leaders. Since these changes, scout membership has dropped approximately ten percent. Many churches have decided to cancel sponsorship of troops.
The Boy Scouts have also announced plans to allow girls into their program.
So while this latest move in the interest of “inclusivity” reads like something of a satirical punchline, the decision to rebrand the century-old organization isn’t entirely shocking.
But it’s nevertheless sad – and exactly the opposite of what boys today need from those in positions of youth leadership.