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October 12, 2017 at 6:48 am #153441
The other question I am wondering is if boys can join the Girls Scouts?:
The Boy Scouts of America’s board of directors has unanimously agreed to welcome girls into the Cub Scout program and to forge a path for older girls to pursue and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout, the organization said Wednesday.“The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls,” Boy Scouts of America said in a statement. “[T]he 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.” [CNN]You can read more at the link.
October 18, 2017 at 11:13 am #153570
“if boys can join the Girls Scouts”
Under its current rules no: ” From its inception, the Girl Scouts has been organized and run exclusively by women, for girls and women.”
But back to the original question “If Girls Can Join the Boy Scouts What is the Point of the Girl Scouts?”
When you ask that question you appear to not understand that neither the BSA or the GSUSA are the official scouting organizations of America where as if you want to get into scouting you have to go to one of them, specifically the one for your gender (ugh can of worms these days).
With the exception of their suspect Title 36 charters, BSA/GSUSA are regular ole private organizations that can admit or deny (within the limits of the law, you know what this is in ref to) whomever they want. Additionally neither has exclusive rights to membership as defined by their names.
I’ve never liked gender segregation EVER, the argument that boys/girls need to have their own whatever is a monster load of shit. It’s a major reason for the cross-gender dysfunction of America today. There is no reason to have gender based scouting organizations as shown by the successful existence of Camp Fire in it current form since 1975.