For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have used the name Boy Scouts. Seems to make sense, right? With girls set to become Boy Scouts soon, all that has to change.
The Boy Scouts organization announced a new name for the “Boy Scouts” yesterday: Scouts BSA.
Head scout, Mike Surbaugh, said it was “incredibly fun” coming up with the new name.
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” he said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”
According to “Glass Door”, Surbaugh is the 5th highest paid charity officer in the country making over $1.5 million per year.
But the Boy Scouts program is currently for 11 to 17-year-olds. This raises some issues:
- On what basis would you keep a 35-year-old out of the Boy Scouts?
- On what basis would you exclude Hillary Clinton from joining the Boy Scouts?
- On what basis would you exclude Bubbles the Chimp from the Boy Scouts?
- How about a 6-year-old Brownie that wants to join Boy Scouts?
- On what basis would you keep a convicted terrorist out of the Boy Scouts?
- On what basis would you keep out an evangelizing Satanist from the Boy Scouts?
The organization already has started admitting girls into the Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA begins accepting girls next year.
Surbaugh said he thinks both boys and girls would prefer to call themselves simply “scouts” instead of creating distinctions such as “boy” or “girl”. (Or chimp.)
While politically correct, “equality” seems to be driving the name change. It’s not clear at this time if boys and girls will earn merit badges the same way, though.
So far, over 3,000 girls have joined Cub Scout packs nationwide.
A new, multimillion dollar marketing plan to push the new catch phrase “Scout Me In” is set to ramp up this summer. Seriously, try saying “Scout Me In” to someone when you’re in line at the supermarket.
As expected, social media is buzzing with anticipated, polarizing responses.
Kevin Aldrich, a council member from Indiana said, “Get over it, there is every reason to be co-ed. The Future Farmers of America is co-ed. 4-H is co-ed. Band in school is co-ed.”
Aldrich didn’t seem to notice or make the distinction that the name, Future Farmers of America is not Future Boy Farmers of America.
Since membership in the Boy Scouts has been declining for years, adding girls seems like a natural way to get money flowing again.
Girl Scouts Fight Back Against Boy Scouts
But the Girl Scouts of America intend to strike back with their own program designed to keep girls in the Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts’ CEO, Sylvia Acevedo said, “Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls.” “We are, and will remain, the first choice for girls and parents who want to provide their girls opportunities to build new skills … and grow into happy, successful, civically engaged adults.”
The Girl Scouts claim roughly 1.76 million young women and more than 780,000 adult members, down from just over 2 million youth members and about 800,000 adult members in 2014.
Boy Scout executives say they have roughly 2.3 million youth involved, down from 2.6 million in 2013 and more than 4 million from its halcyon days.
All this would be funny if it wasn’t being driven by a worldview that has the potential to destroy civilization as we know it.
God’s word teaches us to discriminate. Is good the same as evil? If you say yes, then murder is no different from buying a cup of coffee for a friend. If you say no, then you’ve discriminated. Good for you by the way.
OK, so back to the basics I guess. Men are different from women. (Surprise!) To argue total equality is to discriminate against God totally. If you read the Bible, there are all kinds of distinctions and discriminations that need to be made.
Political Correctness Is The Sand Castle Of Our Age
Here’s the thing: The single most important distinction among humans is not about sex or race… it’s about grace. The absurdity of politically correct humanism reminds all of us just how far we’ve come. That’s the bad news.
The good news? The politically correct crowd, in their desperation, continue to build sand castles at the beach. The truth is, they’re losing and they’re scared. So, speak the truth in love, then simply sit back and watch God send in a few waves.
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