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Boy Scouts Are Now Allowing Girls To Join

(Daily Caller News Foundation) The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will now allow girls to join their well known cub scout program which will enable them to advance to the highest rank of Eagle Scout, according to a statement released Wednesday.

The organization’s board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change to the group that has been for boys since its founding over 100 years ago.

“Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout,” the group said in a statement Wednesday.

“This decision is true to the BSA’s mission and core values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. The values of Scouting – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example – are important for both young men and women,” said the BSA’s Chief Scout Executive, Michael Surbaugh.
“We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children. We strive to bring what our organization does best – developing character and leadership for young people – to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders,” he continued.
Starting in 2018, young girls will be able to join cub scout units. The historic decision reportedly comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls.

Now, this is hardly news.  It’s been on the wire services for years.  The BSA, in spite of it’s name, has been hunting for more funding forever.

AND, it’s a private organization.

If they wanted to add two year olds or marmots, the could so chose.

It still saddens me, a bit.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “Boy Scouts Are Now Allowing Girls To Join

  1. Fox News reported this morning that even the Girl Scouts are angry about it, as they’ve been struggling to increase membership, too.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 12, 2017, 7:59 am
  2. Diddley, I’m old-fashioned. There needs to be someplace where pre and semi-pubescent kids can be with their own kind (a way old-fashioned concept) – at least for a few years. Mixing for life will come soon enough. Boy Scouts AND Girl Scouts once filled this purpose (a side note: I recall sex “ed” in 5th grade – the boys went to this room for their movie; the girls went to their room for their movie … with giggles for all – except the teachers stuck with the duty. I gather there’s no need anymore – certainly not as late as 5th grade 9 and 10 year olds).

    Oh, well, those days are gone.

    I think the old Boy Scouts went away long ago when they allowed gay adults as leaders. Might as well allow teenage boys to declare themselves girls and use the girl’s locker room at school.

    So instead of the Girl Scouts bitching about the Boy Scouts allowing girls, the GSA needs to start allowing boys. After all, there’s no difference between any of today’s quadrillion sexes anymore anyway, eh?

    Regardless, it still all boils down to money …

    This is your soapbox so I’ll get off mine.

    Hope you’re doing well.

    Q

    Posted by Quizikle | October 12, 2017, 3:50 pm
  3. Truly sorry it’s come to this…

    Posted by Old NFO | October 12, 2017, 6:52 pm

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