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Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:00

Continuing Cultural Cave-in: Boy Scouts Welcome Girls

Written by  Dave Bohon

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced October 11 that it will acquiesce to “requests” that it allow females into its ranks, welcoming girls into its Cub Scout program (traditionally for younger-aged boys) and offering “a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout,” according to a BSA press release.

In a statement, the BSA’s CEO Michael Surbaugh insisted that the move “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.” He added that it was necessary for the BSA to change “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.”

The organization explained that beginning in 2018, parents will have the option to enroll a daughter into Cub Scouts, with existing packs choosing to establish a new girl “pack,” establish a pack that consists of separate girl “dens” and boy dens, or remain an all-boy pack.

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