A Scout is...
I give up. Rant to follow.
In Historic Change, Boy Scouts to Let Girls in Some Programs
"We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, the BSA's chief scout executive.
Let's review, shall we?
Disclosure. I have been with the BOY Scouts for over 35 years. Cub Den Leader. Cub Troop Leader. Asst Scout Master, Scout Master. I have 2 sons, they are both Eagle Scouts.
I have spent considerable time with boys - ages 10 to 16, in meetings, in the woods, on field trips, summer camp and BSA excursions. FYI BSA excursions include 2 weeks on the Appalachian Trail, 2 weeks at the Philmont Scout Ranch, 1 week at Sea Camp (Skin Diving Experience), 2 weeks on the Missouri River on the Lewis & Clark river journey, 1 week Coast of Maine Kayaking, oh yeah Jamboree.
For all those SJW's you ever spend a week in the woods with 13 to 16 year old boys??? Didn't think so.
You ever go on an extended outdoor experience where you and the boys shit in the woods, or get up in the night to pee outside the tent? Didn't think so.
You ever eat what a 14 year old cooks and thinks is edible after 4 days on the trail? Didn't think so.
You really like how those nasty boys treat your daughter at school in a "safe" environment? Oh wait, that's different.
This age group of BOYS (individually and especially in a self-supporting group) like sharp things, fire, mayhem and anything else they can get away with.
This is such a bad idea imho.
Lawsuits to follow.
Ignore the fact that there are plenty of organizations for girls (that aren't allowing boys, go figure?) By all means, sign your daughter up. She'll really thank you after spending a week at Summer Camp with da boys. Oh, I had to pass a rule that the boys would take at least 2 showers during their week at Summer Camp.
The Outdoor Latrines. Did I forget to mention them?
I love the smell of a Latrine in the morning, used by 20 Scouts, it smells like Victory.
If all this sounds great for you and your daughter come join the BSA otherwise by all means, proceed with the emasculation of boys and men.
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