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Boy Scouts, or One of the Girls?
Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin

Posted on 10/18/2017 3:43:54 PM PDT by Kaslin

One of the finest organizations for boys used to be the Boy Scouts of America, which provided parents with amazing help in raising young men of character and responsibility.

But with the sad announcement last week that the Boy Scouts will no longer be the Boy Scouts, the organization now is going to treat boys just like another girl.

My husband and I will always be grateful for the years our sons spent in scouting and the lessons they learned on their way to achieving the Eagle Scout rank.

In addition to the hard work and community service required in scouting, the camping, camaraderie and sometimes goofiness that occur when a bunch of boys hang out together were a real hoot to observe.

I’ll always cherish the magical years of watching my husband and the other patient Scout leaders corral the often scatterbrained, hormone-driven, hysterically funny boys as they learned to focus and complete manly tasks. Awards ceremonies for individual achievement of various milestones were punctuated by the expressions of pride on the young, freshly scrubbed faces as little men stood at attention and received their patches and pins.

By doing manly things, boys became manly in their own minds, a critical component in actually becoming a man. The Scout program was successful because it helped boys truly believe that manliness was something to be achieved and treasured.

Sorry folks, but you just can’t do that when you throw a bunch of girls into the mix.

The “manly” things they did, like learning to find their way out of a dense forest with only a compass in hand, build a fire from twigs and stones, and dress themselves in a clean uniform subject to inspection, were coming-of-age rituals designed to make boys learn to be independent.

Yes, yes, yes, of course girls can learn to do those things too. But there’s something really special and important about guys roughing it on a camping trip and jumping from rope swings into a swimming hole without having to worry about what the girls might be thinking.

The major focus of Boy Scout instruction has been on the impressionable years of 11 to 16, when minds and hearts immersed in goodness, adventure and the company of men who fully embrace their masculinity can mold a boy into someone he could be proud of becoming. The opposite of today’s politically correct little cabal, a Scout troop was the crucible where a boy became a man.

And not just any ’ol man, but a man with the character traits that our nation and families need. Consider the Boy Scout Law, enforced in every activity and which boys were required to memorize and live by in order to advance. It is a recipe for creating a chivalrous man if ever there was one: “A Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”

Reflect for a moment on the Boy Scout Oath, which I’m willing to bet anyone who spent even a year as a Boy Scout can still recite to this day:

“On my honor, I will do my best

“To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;

“To help other people at all times;

“To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

Several years ago, however, the Scouts abandoned their time-honored principles of teaching fidelity and helping support boys to be “morally straight” when they decided to open their troops to openly homosexual leaders and students.

When the BSA decided to become “politically correct” by pandering to the homosexual activists and abandoning their principles and the families that believe in them, it was only a matter of time that they would decide to further destroy the mission of the organization by allowing girls in too.

Of course, the next step will be the removal of a pledge to God and country. Believe me, it’s coming.

Those who seek a genderless, homogenous society where everyone and every group is forced to be the same are celebrating the demise of the Boy Scouts.

But for parents who still strive to help their boys grow into men and their girls grow into women, and to celebrate the beautiful differences found in both genders, it’s time to look elsewhere for help.

Check out Trail Life USA (TrailLifeUSA.com) for your sons, and American Heritage Girls (AmericanHeritageGirls.org) for your daughters.


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1 posted on 10/18/2017 3:43:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
We had a discussion at out troop meeting last night. I am disgusted that leadership would acquiesce to the war on boys. Disgusting.
2 posted on 10/18/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: akalinin

‘our Troop’


3 posted on 10/18/2017 3:49:41 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Kaslin

The Mormons, a major scout sponsor group, are backing out entirely. I don’t blame them.


4 posted on 10/18/2017 3:51:54 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Kaslin

Here is Rex Tillerson, Sec. of State, and what he did to destroy the Boy Scouts.

It was Rex Tillerson who lobbied to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of the BSA. According to a Dallas News story:

Tillerson was instrumental in lobbying the Scouts’ board to accept openly gay youths, said John Hammer, president of the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, of which Tillerson is a board member.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2014/09/06/exxon-mobil-ceo-rex-tillerson-an-eagle-scout-to-the-core

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From the Washington Times:

“Mr. Tillerson served as president of the Boy Scouts from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, the scouting organization voted to extend membership to openly gay youths. Mr. Tillerson was “instrumental” in lobbying the board to make that change, the Dallas Morning News reported in 2014.

Two years after allowing openly gay members, the Boy Scouts lifted the ban on openly gay leaders and employees. Individual units can still consider religious criteria, including sexuality, in choosing troop leaders. Mr. Tillerson still sits on the Boy Scouts’ national executive board.


5 posted on 10/18/2017 3:51:56 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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To: akalinin

Only a matter of time before the Order if the Arrow, will become the Pink Pussy Hat Pack!!/s

The Scout Masters are a bunch of pussies already for not standing tall against all of this PC crap!!


6 posted on 10/18/2017 3:53:09 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Kaslin

This is more a sign of desperation given the failure to defend of the leadership. Their are hemorrhaging real support and real donations.

The girl scouts are furious for the competition.

The moral parents are furious for the failure to promote the moral core of future responsible men.

at this point, there are finished. Someone just left the light on in the empty room.


7 posted on 10/18/2017 3:55:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

I believe in intellectual honesty.

Accordingly, I think the boy Scouts should change their name.

They aren’t really the Boy Scouts if they allow girls into it.

Change their name to Youth group USA or something else which won’t identify them as a boys group. If they aren’t going to be for boys anymore, they should be intellectually honest enough to delete the name.


8 posted on 10/18/2017 3:56:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MagUSNRET
According to our Troop leadership, this was passed faster than anything he had ever seen passed. Months, when most deliberations take a year or more.

Somthing vile is at play here.
9 posted on 10/18/2017 3:56:30 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Kaslin

The Boy Scouts are a shadow of what they used to be.


10 posted on 10/18/2017 3:57:13 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: akalinin

I guess the queers and pedo’s need more kids to pick from, and to abuse in the Scouts.... I am speechless and dumbfounded that seemingly NO ONE will stand up to this vile BS and say not only no, but HELL NO!!


11 posted on 10/18/2017 3:59:27 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: akalinin

what was the verdict?


12 posted on 10/18/2017 3:59:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

My sons had a great time scouting. Our troops emphasis was on camping and they camped and or did major hikes at least once a month. So many experiences we could not have provided. One made eagle.

Well we can mourn the loss of what was a good organization. Or we can make and support others. Trail Life, etc. still good, worthy of our support. It’s where id out my sons if I had minor boys any more.

Shake your head and move on. People are so stupid.


13 posted on 10/18/2017 4:00:52 PM PDT by Persevero (Democrats haven't been this nutty since we freed their slaves.)
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To: MagUSNRET

given the recent Hollywood scandals (plural) for predation of actors and actresses of all ages and genders, it seems creating a new hunting/recruiting ground for evil is just stuck of stupid.


14 posted on 10/18/2017 4:01:24 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

In Canada, we have the Boy Scouts, and the Girl Guides. The Boy Scouts have been admitting girls for some time now. The Girl Guides remain exclusively for girls. There is no exclusively boy’s organization. How does that compare with the situation in the USA now?


15 posted on 10/18/2017 4:02:17 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MagUSNRET

Who runs the Boy Scouts? A board of directors? Why did they decide this? How do directors get on the board to be in position to make decisions?

Sounds like lots of Mormom church based troops are leaving. The scouts may well see their membership dwindle. Time Will tell.

Is political correctness so strong in this society, that this decision was inevitable??


16 posted on 10/18/2017 4:02:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Persevero

remember the end of the first big fat greek wedding? (not the pc disaster second movie)

The little girl had to go to greek school instead of brownies.

Perhaps this will be like the NFL where in this case the children will be free to find other pursuits...


17 posted on 10/18/2017 4:03:18 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

As a woman who had 3 brothers in Scouts, one who attained Eagle, I think this whole thing is disgusting. I hope there’s another organization who can replace them.


18 posted on 10/18/2017 4:05:40 PM PDT by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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To: Persevero

Like the article states...”Check out Trail Life USA (TrailLifeUSA.com) for your sons, and American Heritage Girls (AmericanHeritageGirls.org) for your daughters.”

My girls are both AHG and I’m a leader...


19 posted on 10/18/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT by smileyface (Things looking up in RED PA! I love President Trump!)
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To: smileyface

I have seen a number of different alternatives mentioned:
(I don’t know if it is divide and conquer, but they can exclude everyone from public life)

Does anyone have a complete list? Just a comprehensive list?


20 posted on 10/18/2017 4:23:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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