What a dumb time to be alive:
The BSA expands programs to welcome girls from Cub Scouts to highest rank of Eagle Scout https://t.co/WbFQxCXZBN
— Boy Scouts – BSA (@boyscouts) October 11, 2017
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 historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.
“The BSA’s record of producing leaders with high character and integrity is amazing” said Randall Stephenson, BSA’s national board chairman. “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.”
Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts. Existing packs may choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack. Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls. Using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts program, the organization will also deliver a program for older girls, which will be announced in 2018 and projected to be available in 2019, that will enable them to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.
So girls can be Boy Scouts, but girl Cubs will still be separated from boy Cubs. Hardly seems worth it, does it? None of this crap seems worth it, to be honest. But here we are.
As an Eagle Scout, you were in the company of men like Neil Armstrong and Bill Gates. Why change that program?
— Matt Cover (@MattCover) October 11, 2017
Because fairness or something.
Ticking off supporters while not placating lunatic critics. The NFL of scouting. https://t.co/YBjU6Qy2xq
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) October 11, 2017
That’s a great way to put it. As if the Boy Scouts haven’t given themselves enough headaches over the past several years. Would it kill them to take a break for a bit?
What the hell for? They have Girl Scouts. #WTF?
— La Califorinquena❤️ (@ReinaBorinquena) October 11, 2017
And the Girl Scouts are pretty pissed, actually:
Girl Scouts Respond to Boy Scouts New Policy Allowing Admittance of Girls https://t.co/9jgrCsXZW4
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) October 11, 2017
JUST IN: Girl Scouts responds to Boy Scouts' decision to admit girls. Here are excerpts of my conversation with an executive. pic.twitter.com/UVQy1z2Wkl
— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) October 11, 2017
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) October 11, 2017
This is all going just swimmingly, isn’t it?
— Tyler Hook (@TylerHook) October 11, 2017
I wish the Boy/Girl Scouts response from the start would've been, "You're welcome to start a private org. of your own for all genders."
— Andrea Ruth 🍂 (@AndreaNRuth) October 11, 2017
Or, better yet:
So … Kid Scouts then? https://t.co/PLJBXXXevR
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 11, 2017
Can’t we merge all Scouts groups into one WokeScouts organization?
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 11, 2017