Boy Scouts

The Boy-Girl Scouts of America

10/11/17
from The Wall Street Journal,
10/11/17:

The Scouts open their ranks to girls without going gender neutral.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced Wednesday that next year it will allow girls to join the Cub Scouts. By 2019 it will start a program for older girls to become Eagle Scouts. At first it seems the Scouts have finally surrendered in the culture war, but the reality is more complicated.

Surveying the U.S. in the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville noted with admiration the American genius for self-improvement through enthusiastic involvement in church and community organizations. We’re not sure he’d say the same today, which is America’s loss. The Boy Scouts are taking a risk with their gender bender, but for the good of the country we hope they succeed.

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