End of Tradition: Cub Scouts Now Accepting Girls

By Michael W. Chapman | April 23, 2018 | 12:30pm EDT
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As part of the ever-accelerating war against boys and masculinity, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) surrendered to left-wing pressure in 2017 and decided to allow girls into their scouting programs, a step that since January 2018 has seen more than 3,000 girls join the Cub Scouts, the junior brach of the BSA.

The decision to allow girls to join the BSA programs is in addition to the Scouts allowing homosexuals to serve as troop and den leaders and permitting transgender kids "who identify as boys" to join the traditionally all-male organization founded in 1910. The Boy Scouts of America is now for boys and girls, for gays, and for transgenders.

The Scout Oath, ironically, says, "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." Given its complete compitulation to the radical feminist and LGBT agenda, it is unclear how the BSA can be "morally straight" anymore. 

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Under the new program, the Cub Scouts (ages 6-10), which operate in packs and dens, "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," states the BSA website

"Cub Scout dens will be single-gender -- all boys or all girls," but "Cub Scout packs, meanwhile, can include any combination of all-boy or all-girl dens," states the website. 

For the Boy Scouts (ages 11-17), "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," said the BSA website. 

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This "hybrid model," according to the Scouts, will allow it to stay "true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law."

About 170 Cub Scout councils have signed onto the hybrid plan and this has brought "roughly 3,000 girls into the Cub Scouts so far," BSA spokeswoman Effie Delimarkos told the Associated Press

"BSA officials have said the changes are aimed, in part, at making things more convenient for busy families, though that notion doesn't sit well with some leaders at the Girl Scouts of the USA," reported AP. 

"To me, a daughter is not a matter of convenience," said Patricia Mellor, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, which serves Vermont and New Hampshire, as the AP reported. "You've made the choice for your son based on what you thought was best for him, and the daughter should be getting a similar decision. We know facts prove that the Girl Scout program is the better program for the girls and young women we serve,"

"I welcome opportunity for girls, but for years, I've been reading the cases and the information coming out from Boy Scouts that their program was specifically designed for boys, only for boys," said Mellor. "I see that they're not changing their programming and wonder why they believe a program designed by men for boys is going to meet the needs of today's girls."

That seems like a very reasonable observation.

But it doesn't matter now because the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts have been politically and morally subverted. The organization that operated for a little over 100 years, training young men in the skills and virtues needed to produce honorable citizens and courageous leaders, is gone -- and it's never coming back. 

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