Let me start by saying I received my Arrow of Light from troop 745 and my first class rank from troop 372 before a severe eye injury forced my resignation from the BSA. Up until this point I did my best for God and my country, scouts honor! Being a Boy Scout may have been the best thing I ever did in my otherwise wasted life until I became a father. See the cool thing about Boy Scouts was you got to be just one of the guys. You learned valuable life lessons while tooling about with your buddies doing man stuff! The knife, the compass, the uniform, it made made me feel so Grown up. I’m going to say this as politely as possible, allowing girls into the ranks is going to open up a proverbial Pandora’s box of issues. You place a girl in the presence of a bunch of hormoned up teenage boys the only badge they’ll be trying to earn is 2nd base. Segregated camping trips and separate bathroom facilities, it’ll be a mess.
Let’s see the outrage from mom and dad when lil Suzy comes home from Camp wickamucka with child!! Gladiatorial events will be breaking out amongst the boys over the attention of the female scouts. The gender shaming of the girls by fellow too young to know better Scouts, the I dare you to’s leading to sexual harassment or worse. This is a bad bad situation where boys will be boys can easily turn into boys will be criminals. That two fingered salute is going to take on a whole new meaning.
The Girl Scouts aren’t accepting male applicants yet right? I knew plenty of young schemer who would have gladly joined the Girl Scouts with hopes of added female attention in his young life. That’s just the mindset at that age. I’m not saying all teenaged boys are like that, no scratch that, that’s exactly what I’m saying! It’s the nature of the beast. Puberty breeds a bunch of little perverts scrambling to have a better story to tell than their other little pervert friends. How many girls are gonna be humiliated by lying little weblo’s saying they made out or copped a feel? True or not it’s the teenage way to embellish.
So, as the father of four beautiful daughters, whom was also a pubescent boy myself once, would never EVER allow my girls to be Boy Scouts. It’s for their own good. It’s for the good of every girl. Every boy distracted from his archery badge because he’s too busy trying to shoot something else. Every scout master who could be accused of inappropriate conduct with a female scout. That I say that this should be reversed quickly lest the Scouts implode under their own politically correct undoing.
Mamma’s don’t let your daughters grow up to be girls scouts. Let the boys be boys. And god bless America!!