Do you ever wonder what America will look like in 20 to 30 years? What traditions are our future generations going to continue? What of the past will they value enough to continue into the future?
Those are just some of the questions Americans are asking today, because a long standing institution, The Boy Scouts of America, has just announced they will break a long standing tradition and allow girls as members.
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.
“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, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.
The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.
Starting next year, young girls can join Cub Scout units, known as dens. Local scouting organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys. “Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls,” the organization said in a statement.
A separate program for older girls will be available in 2019, the Boy Scouts said, enabling them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
The Boy Scouts said the moves reflect the changing nature of American life, adding to the appeal of a scouting program that can serve the entire family.
President Trump and some conservative pundits spoke out on Twitter:
Strange, I thought that's what the Girl Scouts was for??? https://t.co/8Dhub01Ihi
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 11, 2017
Perhaps they should call this bold new venture, "Girl Scouts". https://t.co/UeGC8R2xmb
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) October 11, 2017
Boy Scouts just made Girl Scouts irrelevant. https://t.co/t6VgMeqTad
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 11, 2017
Merge them all into the Social Justice Scouts and be done with it. https://t.co/Q7GzjVcac5
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 11, 2017
Won’t it be fun to see how the Girl Scouts reacts to this development? What will become of them now that they have been made obsolete? And Michelle Malkin is right. Just turn the whole shooting match into the Social Justice Scouts.