After doing just fine for the past 100 years, it seems that the Boy Scouts are set to experience some changes. As it turns out, liberals most recently decided that they had to intervene – and now, members of the organization are shocked after hearing about the new addition they’ll be seeing in club meetings as early as next year.
There are few things left sacred in this country as the left has taken a torch to nearly everything that they can perceive as allegedly oppressive or offensive. These days, anyone risks the possibility of being attacked by liberals every time they open their mouths.
Proving just that most recently is what so-called “progressives” just did to the Boy Scouts, an organization that has been minding its own business since 1910. Unfortunately for them, the left intervened on their behalf – and without them asking, mind you – in order to “improve” what had existed for over a century without their help, The Daily Caller reports.
Now, boy scouts have been left shocked after hearing about the new addition they may see in club meetings as early as next year. According to NBC News, “The Boy Scouts of America announced 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.”
Although the public was made aware of liberals raising a stink about girls not being allowed to join the all-male group, nothing really ever came of it – or so we thought. Most recently, the scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change, which seems to have been met with a mixed reaction.
Of course, there are those who are cheering this as a victory for equality, saying that girls who are interested shouldn’t be turned away. On the other hand, you have those who think that tradition is important here, as the gender requirement is clearly outlined in the name of the group.
Furthermore, those who don’t like the new change point out that Girl Scouts do exist and don’t merely consist of selling cookies. In fact, Girl Scouts do many of the same things that Boy Scouts do, including various outdoor activities, such as camping and horseback riding, and even teach new skills in order for the girls to earn badges.
Despite the fact that reactions seem to be split, leaders of the Boy Scouts are rather happy with their decision. “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 Chief Executive of the Boy Scouts Michael Surbaugh.
We all have different interests, and there’s no arguing that some girls are more interested in what are perceived to be “manly” activities. However, are they going to reciprocate and let boys sleep in the Girl Scout tents when they go camping? I would hope not.
Rules are there for a reason – and it’s not going to be a good day when they find out exactly why they were put in place. Let’s just hope that potential and shocking reality never comes to be, but unfortunately, there always seems to be an “I told you so” moment when it comes to the “genius” ideas of liberals.