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    Boy Scouts to begin admitting girls

    By Melissa Quinn | Oct 11, 2017, 1:15 PM

    The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday it will soon allow girls to join its Cub Scouts program and will develop a new program for older girls to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

    "This decision is true to 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," Michael Surbaugh, CEO of the Boy Scouts, said in a statement.

    "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.

    The Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously voted to allow girls to join the Cub Scout program. The organization also said it plans to establish a new program for older girls that will "enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout."

    Beginning next year, both boys and girls will be able to sign up for the Cub Scouts program, the 100-plus-year-old organization said. The program for older girls that will allow them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout will be available starting in 2019.

    Cub Scout packs can welcome children of both genders, but the organization said smaller units, or dens, will be either all boys or all girls.

    Boy Scouts of America said the decision to begin admitting girls is, in part, to address the needs of families that are "busier and more diverse than ever," and to reach underserved communities.

    "The BSA's record of producing leaders with high character and integrity is amazing," Randall Stephenson, the organization's national board chairman, said. "I've seen nothing that develops leadership skills and discipline like this organization. It is time to make these outstanding leadership development programs available to girls."

    Girls can currently participate in several scouting programs, and the group said co-ed programs have been offered since 1971.
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    "Cub Scout packs can welcome children of both genders"

    doesn't the Cub Scouts know there are more than just two genders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    "Cub Scout packs can welcome children of both genders"

    doesn't the Cub Scouts know there are more than just two genders?
    Those cis $#@!lords should just die.

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    Exclamation Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    Just another salvo in the war on boys, and yet another sign of the growing malignancy that is gynocracy.

    Almost looking forward to the day the West falls to Islam.

    My boy made it just in time, this last month, before it becomes worthless.


    Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-scout-n809836

    by Pete Williams

    The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.

    "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.

    The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.

    Starting next year, young girls can join Cub Scout units, known as dens. Local scouting organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys.

    "Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls," the organization said in a statement.

    A separate program for older girls will be available in 2019, BSA said, enabling them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

    The Boy Scouts said the moves reflect the changing nature of American life, adding to the appeal of a scouting program that can serve the entire family.

    BSA said it commissioned two nationwide surveys that showed parents not involved in scouting had high interest in getting their daughters signed up for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

    Girls are now part of four scouting programs — Venturing and Sea Scouting, geared toward outdoor activities; Exploring, a career-oriented mentoring program; and STEM, focusing on science and math. But those programs have not offered a path to Eagle Scout for girls.

    Earlier this year, the National Organization for Women urged the Boy Scouts to admit girls to the entire program, supporting the efforts of a New York teenager, Sydney Ireland, to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, as her older brother did.

    "I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do — earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," she told NBC News. "The Girl Scouts is a great organization, but it's just not the program that I want to be part of. I think girls should just have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender."

    In the past, the Girl Scouts have been cool to the idea of admitting girls into the Boy Scouts, citing research which showed that many girls learn best in an all-female environment.

    (So do boys, but trying telling that to the hordes of shrieking woemen out there. - AF)

    "We are unparalleled in our ability to build great female leaders who contribute to society at every level," said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, a psychologist who helps guide the Girl Scouts.

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    private club - who gives a $#@!?

    oh yeah, douchebags care. forgot where I was

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    private club - who gives a $#@!?

    oh yeah, douchebags care. forgot where I was
    That I am a member of, support, and have sons involved in, so I get a say.

    Now, $#@! off and move along, assenhole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    That I am a member of, support, and have sons involved in, so I get a say.

    Now, $#@! off and move along, assenhole.
    doesn't sound like you support this. your first world problems are pathetically pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    doesn't sound like you support this. your first world problems are pathetically pathetic.
    Thank you.

    Your opinion is duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    private club - who gives a $#@!?

    oh yeah, douchebags care. forgot where I was
    Were you under the impression that the goal of the OP was to petition the government to force the Boy Scouts to only allow boys? Because that notion is completely retarded, but it's the only explanation I have based on the reading of your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Were you under the impression that the goal of the OP was to petition the government to force the Boy Scouts to only allow boys? Because that notion is completely retarded, but it's the only explanation I have based on the reading of your post.
    Who knows what notion he was under?

    Just another obnoxious online assenhole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Were you under the impression that the goal of the OP was to petition the government to force the Boy Scouts to only allow boys? Because that notion is completely retarded, but it's the only explanation I have based on the reading of your post.
    danno douchbag - just who I had in mind here.

    my impression was those complaining about this are basically girls already

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    danno douchbag - just who I had in mind here.

    my impression was those complaining about this are basically girls already
    No, I think they are the same people who have been complaining about the Boy Scouts sliding into SJW land for decades, saying "I told you so" as the organization slid into oblivion.
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    Beat me to it...



    Just another salvo in the war on boys, and yet another sign of the growing malignancy that is gynocracy.

    Almost looking forward to the day the West falls to Islam.

    My boy made it just in time, this last month, before it becomes worthless.


    Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-scout-n809836

    by Pete Williams

    The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.

    "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.

    The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.

    Starting next year, young girls can join Cub Scout units, known as dens. Local scouting organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys.

    "Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls," the organization said in a statement.

    A separate program for older girls will be available in 2019, BSA said, enabling them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

    The Boy Scouts said the moves reflect the changing nature of American life, adding to the appeal of a scouting program that can serve the entire family.

    BSA said it commissioned two nationwide surveys that showed parents not involved in scouting had high interest in getting their daughters signed up for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

    Girls are now part of four scouting programs — Venturing and Sea Scouting, geared toward outdoor activities; Exploring, a career-oriented mentoring program; and STEM, focusing on science and math. But those programs have not offered a path to Eagle Scout for girls.

    Earlier this year, the National Organization for Women urged the Boy Scouts to admit girls to the entire program, supporting the efforts of a New York teenager, Sydney Ireland, to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, as her older brother did.

    "I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do — earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," she told NBC News. "The Girl Scouts is a great organization, but it's just not the program that I want to be part of. I think girls should just have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender."

    In the past, the Girl Scouts have been cool to the idea of admitting girls into the Boy Scouts, citing research which showed that many girls learn best in an all-female environment.

    (So do boys, but trying telling that to the hordes of shrieking woemen out there. - AF)

    "We are unparalleled in our ability to build great female leaders who contribute to society at every level," said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, a psychologist who helps guide the Girl Scouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Just another salvo in the war on boys,
    Actually, BSA did this to themselves. Last year they decided to admit transgender children, so it is not much of a stretch to say that they have to now admit girls.

    The Girl Scouts are not happy about this, and again, they did this to themselves. I enjoyed a 20 year tenure as a leader, and was a trainer in my council. This is something I can address. I was also a member as a girl.

    There have always been coed programs in BSA at the high school levels. What they are called varies from area to area, but it was a way to add extra leadership experience and specific high adventure to some members who qualified.

    Membership in both organizations are declining. Part of this has to do with the low numbers of available adults necessary to carry out troop/den/group activites. The other part has to do with the way the Girl Scout program has been watered down. For an organization that believes girls should explore new things, a lot of their badge work starts with, "make a list." By the time I was a leader, the program offered far fewer actual skill badges than it did when I was a kid.

    In addition, Girl Scouts tried to address declining interest by calling it a diversity issue. This was really veiled racism. As a blond haired blue eyed woman, I was excluded from a lot of outreach because I did not appear to meet diversity goals set by GSUSA.
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    Let's be honest, the Boy Scouts has been comprised of girls for quite a while.



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    I knew about this months ago through a friend (it was decided many months ago even though the article frames it as a recent decision) and it was sooooo hard not to post about it. I was asked not to publicize it.

    Boy Scouts membership has been dropping like a stone since the gay/trans admittance policy. Conservative families were the backbone of the organization but obviously the policy changes had a large impact in enrollment. Expect the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to merge eventually though. Less male centered curriculum and less female centered curriculum becomes an androgynous curriculum, designed to reinforce socialistic views of an equally daddy gov't dependent slave class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    I knew about this months ago through a friend (it was decided many months ago even though the article frames it as a recent decision) and it was sooooo hard not to post about it. I was asked not to publicize it.

    Boy Scouts membership has been dropping like a stone since the gay/trans admittance policy. Conservative families were the backbone of the organization but obviously the policy changes had a large impact in enrollment. Expect the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to merge eventually though. Less male centered curriculum and less female centered curriculum becomes an androgynous curriculum, designed to reinforce socialistic views of an equally daddy gov't dependent slave class.
    Yah, pretty much this.

    Nice that they kept it all under wraps from the membership.
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    There is a drastic difference between girl scouts and boy scouts and I know my niece will welcome this.

    My nephew is working towards his eagle, the merit badge system requires actual effort and does offer a hundred+ different things to learn and explore. They also offer lots of activities and have a variety of fun things to do. The girl scouts not so much.

    Girl scouts basically ignores STEM (Well there was a recent event at Notre Dame about Girl Scouts and STEM, that was an oddity) and there is no long list of merit badge style things for them to work on. Sure they can get badges and have a system in place for a "Gold Award" which is the girl scout equivalent of an Eagle. However my niece has said repeatedly she wishes the girl scouts would do things more like the boy scouts.

    My sister is a local girl scout volunteer, even the administration structure between the boy scouts and girl scouts is quite different. Girl scouts, by comparison, just doesn't have their act together.

    Boy scouts already has the co-ed Venture scouts after 18. If they keep cub or boy troops to all boy or all girls then I see nothing but good out of this decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpitcher View Post
    There is a drastic difference between girl scouts and boy scouts and I know my niece will welcome this.

    My nephew is working towards his eagle, the merit badge system requires actual effort and does offer a hundred+ different things to learn and explore. They also offer lots of activities and have a variety of fun things to do. The girl scouts not so much.

    Girl scouts basically ignores STEM (Well there was a recent event at Notre Dame about Girl Scouts and STEM, that was an oddity) and there is no long list of merit badge style things for them to work on. Sure they can get badges and have a system in place for a "Gold Award" which is the girl scout equivalent of an Eagle. However my niece has said repeatedly she wishes the girl scouts would do things more like the boy scouts.

    My sister is a local girl scout volunteer, even the administration structure between the boy scouts and girl scouts is quite different. Girl scouts, by comparison, just doesn't have their act together.

    Boy scouts already has the co-ed Venture scouts after 18. If they keep cub or boy troops to all boy or all girls then I see nothing but good out of this decision.
    Yes. The problem is Girl Scouts do boring things like baking when the boys get to sail boats and play with campfires. As long as the dens and troops are separate I don't see a problem. You cannot put 14 year old boys and girls in the same campground though without a rise in pregnancies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_Madison_Lives View Post
    Yes. The problem is Girl Scouts do boring things like baking when the boys get to sail boats and play with campfires. As long as the dens and troops are separate I don't see a problem. You cannot put 14 year old boys and girls in the same campground though without a rise in pregnancies.
    Will need a new merit badge for practicing safe sex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Will need a new merit badge for practicing safe sex?
    Probably one called "Social Justice Issues"

    Maybe "How To Make a Vagina Hat"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesiv1 View Post
    Probably one called "Social Justice Issues"
    This is actually the trend in education and children's literature. Check out the children's books linked on Zulily today. I would never buy my grandchildren a book about becoming an activist. That's something I hope to teach them all by myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James_Madison_Lives View Post
    The problem is Girl Scouts do boring things like baking when the boys get to sail boats and play with campfires. As long as the dens and troops are separate I don't see a problem.
    So in the coming years is the name going to be changed to "The Scouts" or something?

    This is very silly though, why not just revamp the Girl Scouts to become much the same as the Boy Scouts, do a complete restructuring and move away from the literal cookie cutter persona? ...Or establish two branches of the Girl Scouts, one that is true to the classical Girl Scouts and another that aligns with the goals and experiences of the Boy Scouts?

    Quote Originally Posted by James_Madison_Lives View Post
    You cannot put 14 year old boys and girls in the same campground though without a rise in pregnancies.
    Then perhaps they are not as disciplined and prim as they would have us believe?
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    Isn't there a club called Girl Scouts?... gonna just be one big club now?... kid scouts?... uni-scouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    Isn't there a club called Girl Scouts?... gonna just be one big club now?... kid scouts?... uni-scouts?
    Nah, won't be anything after a while, it will just wither and die off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    it will just wither and die off.
    it already is, which is why they are making this change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    it already is, which is why they are making this change.
    Hmmm...a doctor is in the house.

    So, the treatment for drinking drano is to drink bleach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Hmmm...a doctor is in the house.

    So, the treatment for drinking drano is to drink bleach?
    can you come up with a more retarded analogy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    it already is, which is why they are making this change.
    Wrong change, too late. If leadership at least want steady numbers, boot the trannies. Have nothing to do with their parents at any level.

    There have been club matrons, but they didn't hang around much at actual events from what I remember. Scouts was just a formal way of escaping women and letting boys be w/o mommy and big sister nagging, while keeping us relatively amused. Now sister and that ze thing are in the way, like the cousin who wouldn't stop following you and asking for everything you ever got.
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