For the longest time, Boy Scouts was considered to be the social standard for a model citizen. Honesty, integrity and respect for God. A once proud organization, from cub scouts up to the highest rank of Eagle scouts has buckled under social justice engineering, removing the name “Boy” from its organization. Now referred to as “Scouts BSA”.
In 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the policy of cis-gender, hetero normative boys could be upheld; they changed their position in 2013, to allow homosexual boys. In 2017, opened their doors to girls whom identified as boys, and now has lifted all restrictions to make the Boy Scouts a more inclusive organization. Both Boys and Girls are allowed entry.
The Boy Scouts have a long history of patriotism and five previous presidents were members of the Boy Scouts. Refrence lists John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. President to be a Boy Scout, reaching the level of Star Scout. Gerald Ford was the only President to reach the level of Eagle Scout. Both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were Cub Scouts. Even our previous president Barack Obama was involved in some sort of scouting agency in Indonesia, where he reached the equivalent of the Cub Scout.
In 2007, Eagle Scouts accounted for:
- 64% of Air Force Academy graduates
- 68% of West Point graduates
- 70% of Annapolis graduates
- 72% of Rhodes Scholars
- 85% of F.B.I. agents
- 26 of the first 29 astronauts
Making this a long and time honored tradition of professionalism and trust.
Nancy G. mother of two Eagle Scouts, told Red Hot Media, that “Scouting has been one of the greatest things in her boys lives.” Their troop has been a close knit extended family. She credits Boy Scouts with instilling a sense of community service, respect for country and peers and giving back to the community.
Boy Scouts has been an oasis for her boys, where they could be boys. Developing the skills to be leaders among men. Her boys have most definitely developed leadership skills learned in Boy Scouts. One of her sons was tasked with funding a home-bound veterans group with I Pads so they could communicate with their family. He went above board and not only raised enough money to finance five I Pads, but developed a power point presentation tutorial to teach the veterans how to use their technology. One of the veterans so happy with his new technology claimed, “I can Skype my grandchildren and they can see me?”
RHM asked Nancy what her opinion was about the Boy Scouts new policies. Nancy explained her position of “Girls do not belong.” She believes that having women in the Boy Scouts would emasculate young men.
Putting boys and girls together, especially the older ones could possibly lead to unforeseen consequences, as well as take away the focus of developing into a young man.
Teenage men typically will focus on women present, and may possibly be too embarrassed to try new different things, knowing they are being scrutinized by young women. Removing emotional maturity, as well as self confidence.
The Washington Examiner ran an article in October of 2017 detailing how allowing girls into the boy scouts, “is not only indicative of the toxic hold third-wave feminism has on large organizations and the people who run them, but demonstrative of a consolidated effort to eradicate the influence of boys and men on society. Simply put, it’s not enough to emasculate men or categorize them as predators or toxic, now we must equate them with girls in order to remove gender differences, and eventually men, altogether.”
Does allowing girls to enter Boy Scouts endanger the societal value of men? Is there value in having an organization dedicated to just men, or should society eliminate gender based organizations all together?