Skip to comments.Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition
Posted on 01/29/2013 3:46:14 PM PST by fwdude
January 29, 2013 - Tuesday
For 103 years, the mission of the Boy Scouts has been "to prepare young people to make ethical choices." Unfortunately, the organization's leadership seems less inclined to make those same choices themselves, as rumors swirl that the Board is on the verge of reversing its longtime policy on homosexuality. To most parents, the news that the Scouts were even considering a change is a shock. After all, it was just seven months ago that the same spokesman told reporters that, after a two-year review, a special committee had unanimously recommended keeping the ban. "The vast majority of parents," Deron Smith had explained, "value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family... at the appropriate time and right setting."
Now, suddenly, after decades of withstanding pressure, lost sponsors, and evictions, the Boy Scouts are a Board meeting away from destroying a century-old legacy of courage in exchange for weak-kneed compromise that pleases no one. According to the press release yesterday, the BSA would peel away the national prohibition on open homosexuality and pass the political hot potato of "sexual inclusion" to individual troops--most of whom won't have the financial means or the will to beat back the coming onslaught. A new policy would only shift the attention to local councils, who would be under unfathomable stress to fall in line with BSA headquarters. And as homosexual activists well know, it will be a lot easier to pick off one council at a time than to take down the entire Boy Scouts of America.
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The contact info for the Chief Executive is if provided. Please burn up his phone line and email!
Just considering is enough for me to say “SO LONG!”
Yes, just like the profligate denominations “considering” blessing same-sex “marriage.” When you get to that point, the core is rotten.
I agree 100%
I have had a monthly electronic donation to the Scouts for 30 years. Today it stops.
Translation: “We are now just a camping club. We have no moral values.”
The BSA will soon announce the introduction of the Cornhole Merit Badge.
They were patient. They finally won through generational infiltration and propagandization.
I hope they're happy.
Who would be in favor of continuing scouting. Not me. Time for it to end if it cannot have it’s own reason for existing.
Any rules in the natioal level with the BSA could never be enforced as local Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops could prevent gays from joining the packs and troops.
I have been wondering how long the Scouts would hold out before caving. They are are very dependent on big money, and the big money guys are going with the flow. The same sort who support liberal Republicans.
More info here-
National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America [Names of members]
I don’t see any option but to shut it all down.
Guaranteed to destroy the Boy Scouts. Let the queers go off and form their own organization of "Gay Scouts".
Excellent point! Nothing is stopping anyone from starting a competing organization that allows gay people to be scoutmasters.
Nothing except the reality of certain failure, that is.
The Boy Scouts will likely have the same experience as the ELCA Lutherans did when they opened their clergy to the openly gay. The gay clergy issue fractured the denomination with many congregations breaking away and others so divided that donations dropped. I expect that many Boy Scout troops will break away to form their own gay free groups and overall participation and donations to scouting will drop.
Just sent an email to Chief Exec.
NAMBLA will be setting up its own troop.
I am a proud mother of an Eagle Scout. I would prefer that the BSA dissolve itself now than to sell itself out to the gods of political correctness. This is dishonoring to my son and other Eagle Scouts who have adhered fully to the scout law. Apparently, the BSA powers that be find it too hard to do that themselves.
This development breaks my heart.