Expect a rise in reported cases of Cooties. 

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America shared plans for making the 107-year-old youth leadership organization gender neutral.

Problem is, they didn’t ask for the Girls’ consent.

“This decision 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,” the group’s Chief Boy Scouts Executive, Michael Surbaugh, stated.

The unilateral announcement of the change was immediately criticized by Muriel Berry, Director of Communications for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, according to KFDI.

“It’s a disappointing time when an organization goes ahead and makes this type of announcement without talking to the other organization that for years has had a formidable, wonderful partnership,” she said. “We would have preferred to have both national organizations sit down and really have a strong, robust conversation about how we can jointly serve families and continue to be experts in our primary gender areas.”

Girl Scout President Kathy Hopinkah also criticized the plan in August, claiming that the Boy Scouts board were running a “covert campaign to recruit girls,” as membership for the Girl Scouts has been declining since 2014, according to AP.

Although there are critics of the plan, some people have voiced a positive opinion on the change.

The new Boy Scouts organization will consist of small groups of “dens” containing six to eight members. These “dens” will be segregated by gender, according to the statement.

The existing packs will then have the opportunity to accept these “dens” into their ranks if they wish to do so and if not, they can choose to create a new all-girls pack or remain as all-boy packs.

Maybe we will see a rise in boys joining the Girl Scouts in the future.

Featured Image Via Flickr/Rennett Stowe

Sources:

RT

  • chrisnj

    Join Trail Life USA. The Boy Scouts are no more.

    • digimn

      I just checked out their website. WOW, now that’s more like it. Thank you so much for mentioning this, I never knew it existed!

  • Steve O

    It looks like the Girl Scouts doesn’t like the competition, but I don’t perceive any “partnership” between them. Ideologically, they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

    • HT

      Really? How are they on opposite sides of the political spectrum? They have both become progressive indoctrination organizations.

      • Steve O

        Just because the Boy Scouts have been bullied into adopting some policies that are inconsistent with their views, doesn’t mean they’ve become progressives.

      • bookish1

        Girl Scout leadership has been far left for as long as I can remember.
        Boy Scouts used to be run by conservatives.

    • Jack Bits

      Girls Scouts are pissed because they might loose their army of free labor to sell their cookies.

  • True.Epic.Crusader

    The only reason girls should be allowed in the boy scouts is to practice their main duties as females. Doing the boy’s laundry, making them sandwiches, and making sure they all get their daily BJs.

    • Anya Williams

      So will boys be hunting, providing food, opening their doors and pulling out the chairs when they sit at meetings, and fixing their cars?

      • True.Epic.Crusader

        Girls won’t be attending meetings because there is nothing they can contribute.
        Other than that, sure.

        • HT

          During those meetings, the girls will be working on getting their Sammich Making badge.

  • Anya Williams

    Personally, I like the idea. The Girl Scouts are disgusting. They aren’t putting them together for camping in the same tents. Unless I’m understanding it wrong, they are in the same pack, but not the same den. This will be extremely helpful to parents who have both boys and girls. No more running from one place to another. It might also make it easier for parents to volunteer in the organization.

  • HT

    I notice there isn’t a great rush for boys wanting to join the Girl Scouts. I’m sure there are some SJW moms out there already dressing their sons in dresses that will be demanding equal access for their psychologically traumatized sons to join the Girl Scouts.

  • Jack Bits

    “A secondary benefit of this is boys working alongside girls, being led by them, being taught to respect their expertise, etc.#BoyScouts”

    Would a third benefit be that girls can learn something from boys? Or are boys forever in need of being corrected?

  • Freedom?

    There is NO REASON the boy scouts should answer to the girl scouts.

  • Nohbody

    The GSA higher-ups may not like it, but I suspect that there are some girls who would. GSA has become a pussified (having one doesn’t necessarily mean being one) organization where the girls don’t actually do many traditional scouting activities like camping, hiking, and other varieties of fieldcraft, abandoned to be a cookie selling machine and social soiree where the girls get fed leftard claptrap.

  • Charles Perigord

    It’s kind of amusing to see the old “separate but equal” canard making a comeback, disguised as inclusion. It will be interesting to see whether the girls who join the Boy Scouts acquire the “manly virtues” promoted by Baden-Powell so long ago or whether conversely the boys will be pressured into becoming less manly and more like women.

  • Clybourn

    No consent = RRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE

  • Joe Bro Schoenecker

    BOY SCOUT ORGY PILLLEEEEEEEEEEE

    18 AND UP ONLY…

  • Michael M

    Typical feminist BS. Find something that men have for themselves, and seek to infiltrate and ruin it for them. (I never hear about men suing to be let into women only golf clubs or other women only institutions.) Just wait until girls start complaining about harassment just because a boy looked at them and boys start getting kicked out even though they did nothing wrong. If the Girl Scouts is so bad that recruitment numbers have dropped, maybe they should fix it to make it more enticing to girls. Stop the feminist war against boys.

    • Charles Perigord

      Michael M – It happened long ago, in California. The case is Isbister v. Boy’s Club of Santa Cruz (1985) 40 Cal.3d 72. Three Jerry Brown appointees and two other justices forced the Boy’s Club to take in girls, on the theory that they were a business establishment, not a nonprofit charity.
      —————————————————————————————————————————-
      Justice Stanley Mosk dissented and said, in part, “No girl’s parents who are inclined to be litigious will fail to use this case as authority to demand their daughter’s admission to other boys’ clubs, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Young Men’s Christian Association, and similar organizations that maintain camps or physical facilities. Conversely, boys could rely on this case to insist on their right to join girls’ clubs, the Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, Young Women’s Christian Association, and like groups. There is no rational way to distinguish those situations.

      In addition, the majority strike a death knell for fraternities and sororities as they exist on every college campus in California. There is no way any court can read the rationale of the majority opinion and yet deny the right of a male student to join a sorority, or a female student to become a fraternity member. If the Boys’ Club of Santa Cruz is a business because it operates a gymnasium and swimming pool, a fortiori sororities and fraternities, which provide and charge for housing accommodations and eating facilities, are business establishments”
      —————————————————————————————————————————-
      The three Jerry Brown judges – Grodin, Reynoso, and Bird – were later recalled and removed from office by the voters, but the decision is still binding law in California.

    • Charles Perigord

      Michael M – It happened long ago, in California. The case is Isbister v. Boy’s Club of Santa Cruz (1985) 40 Cal.3d 72. Three Jerry Brown appointees and two other justices forced the Boy’s Club to take in girls, on the theory that they were a business establishment, not a nonprofit charity.
      —————————————————————————————————————————-
      Justice Stanley Mosk dissented and said, in part, “No girl’s parents who are inclined to be litigious will fail to use this case as authority to demand their daughter’s admission to other boys’ clubs, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Young Men’s Christian Association, and similar organizations that maintain camps or physical facilities. Conversely, boys could rely on this case to insist on their right to join girls’ clubs, the Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, Young Women’s Christian Association, and like groups. There is no rational way to distinguish those situations.

      In addition, the majority strike a death knell for fraternities and sororities as they exist on every college campus in California. There is no way any court can read the rationale of the majority opinion and yet deny the right of a male student to join a sorority, or a female student to become a fraternity member. If the Boys’ Club of Santa Cruz is a business because it operates a gymnasium and swimming pool, a fortiori sororities and fraternities, which provide and charge for housing accommodations and eating facilities, are business establishments”
      —————————————————————————————————————————-
      The three Jerry Brown judges – Grodin, Reynoso, and Bird – were later recalled and removed from office by the voters, but the decision is still binding law in California.

  • Pearlbuck

    Charles Clymer🏳️‍🌈 ✔@cmclymer
    A secondary benefit of this is boys working alongside girls, being led by them, being taught to respect their expertise, and, I mean, like, the girls could practice their knot tying skills by binding the boys to their bunks and you know, whipping them… and making them lick their black, high-heeled lady boy scout boots and… unh.. unh… oh! Oh! OHHH!!!! Yessss….

  • MaryTN

    When in high school I was a member of a co-ed Boy Scout troop. It was MUCH more fun than the Girl Scouts I was previously in. Boys and girls camped separately, were usually in separate canoes, but did almost everything else together. Camping, canoeing, skiing, community service, Church, weekly rifle range shooting – it was a blast. And we were always well chaperoned. I would encourage them to keep as many male leaders as possible – lots of kids are missing the male influence at home.

  • bookish1

    Girl Scouts leadership has been far left for decades.
    The Boy Scouts have some catching up to do.