Support




Contact
Powered by
Movable Type





Boy Scouts Will Now Begin Admitting Girl Scouts

As Iowahawk says:

1. Identify a respected institution

2. Kill it

3. Gut it

4. Wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

This isn't as bad as it may seem. While the Scouts will admit girls, each particular den will be all-boys or all-girls. (Or mostly; I assume there will be whatever-gender-you-identify-as-this-month caveat.)

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...

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.

Posted by: Ace at 01:29 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 Wow.

Posted by: golfman at October 12, 2017 01:33 PM (2bIeR)

2
It's just so stupid and pointless.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:34 PM (czg0O)

3 Yeah.. but what happens when they get old enuff to graduate into Boy Scouts? They kinda left that part out!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:35 PM (so+oy)

4 Top ten baby!

Posted by: Country Boy - 2017 GNAMM survivor at October 12, 2017 01:35 PM (Jcg9Q)

5 So the Girl Scouts don't offer anything but a Hound People to Buy Crappy Cookies badge?

That's it?

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2017 01:35 PM (8ikIW)

6 I can't wait for the Girl Scouts to admit boys!

Posted by: Anthony Weinerstein at October 12, 2017 01:35 PM (BiLU+)

7 Can boys join the Girl Scouts?

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (rmVvL)

8 Snipe hunting ain't gonna be what it used to be.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (QM5S2)

9 I hear this is a blatant membership grab by BSA to get Girl Scouts to switch to their organization. BSA enrollment has been slipping for years.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (so+oy)

10 The sound you're hearing is Baden-Powell rotating in his coffin.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (FggAv)

11 You know who this helps? ...

not the Girl Scouts. ha ha ha ha.

The Girl Scouts have been losing membership due to their progressive crap. So the Boy Scouts decide to go in on the progressivism and Girl Scouts don't like it.

Posted by: Number 4 at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (RzUqr)

12 So... Girl Scouts are now second class citizens?

Posted by: LASue at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (hZ+us)

13 Girl scouts are understandably pissed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (BoMuO)

14 Hey, someone has to cook and clean for the boys.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (4e+hS)

15 It was exclusively for boys not primarily for boys in the past.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (Uysai)

16 Was part of this that the Girl Guides are so left-wing now that parents interested in field-craft etc. for their girls had no place to go?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (mJ8mX)

17 That's so icky.

Posted by: Denny Hastert at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (mcI77)

18 "Cub Scout dens will be single-gender-- all boys or all girls," the organization said in a statement.

Sure .. that will last.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (8gDQu)

19
The Evil Leftist point here is this: To Eliminate "Gender"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (czg0O)

20 Hey, someone has to cook and clean for the boys.
Posted by: Dr Spank

Ahhhh. So a Sammich Making badge will be available

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (8ikIW)

21 I got nothin'.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (9TK8E)

22 Get a badge in Sammich Making

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (Uysai)

23 Boyscouts and Girlscouts will accept any gender and be renamed the Alpha Scouts and Beta Scouts.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (BoMuO)

24 Cub Scout dens will be single-gender-- all boys or all girls," the organization said in a statement.

==============

Uhm ... that's not going to be well-accepted by the other 55 genders.

Posted by: ShainS at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (BiLU+)

25 My 12 year old daughter is a Girl Scout and she thinks this is stupid.

As she says: Boy. Scouts. What is so hard about that?

Posted by: blaster at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (6mJ8T)

26 What about LGBTTQQIAAP???? WHAT ABOUT THEM?!?!?!?! HATERS!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lickmuffin at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (TRhby)

27 Trail Life

Posted by: chris m at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (FGZtn)

28 You salute with three fingers, girls.

Posted by: Troop Weinstein, Hollywood Hills at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (mJ8mX)

29 Yeah.. but what happens when they get old enuff to graduate into Boy Scouts? They kinda left that part out!

I'm on two committees...a Boy Scout Troop and a Cub Scout Pack.

This is the first stage. The second, integrating girls into Boy Scouts, will be announced in 2018 for rollout in 2019.

Right now we committees are working with the chartering organizations for our troop/pack to see if they even want to go this route. We will be giving those orgs a lot of latitude.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (eytER)

30 But will the Boy Scouts teach the girls how to avoid pregnancy? and do make-up?

Posted by: JAS at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (UnDQI)

31 >>>This isn't as bad as it may seem. While the Scouts will admit girls, each particular den will be all-boys or all-girls.

Yeah that stipulation will be tossed out in 6 months or less.

Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (q177U)

32 Missed it by this much. II

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (Uysai)

33 My memory is fuzzy on this, but I recall discussing this with a Council Executive may years ago and from what I remember he said that Scouting in many countries is open to both boys and girls. In the US it was not as a courtesy to the Girl Scouts of America to avoid poaching their members.

As I said, this was many years ago. Somebody who has been involved more recently have any information?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (kUmUV)

34 Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (4e+hS)

Nice thought, but lots of teen girls are slobs. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (iVOAv)

35 So will boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

Posted by: butch at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (U2bNV)

36 so...now a sandwich making badge ?

Posted by: Cu'Chulainn at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (vmsda)

37
A lot of valuable outdoor type skills in Boy Scouting. If I had a younger daughter who wanted to join an all-girls BS troop I don't think I'd have an issue. Especially if 'hot Mom' troop leaders were involved.

But this could spell the end of the begging Girl Scouts at every street corner for their annual diabeetus cookie fest. Can't happen soon enough.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (EgwCt)

38 FWIW the Boy Scouts ain't what they used to be when I was a kid. My son said he wanted to bail after two years. Couldn't say I blamed him for it, I saw nothing of my youth besides the pinewood derby cars being taught.

Posted by: IP at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (UmSfZ)

39 Thank God, many similar organizations are run and funded by churches.

And they're too small to attract the attention of the whiners and Political Correct Brigade.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (FggAv)

40
1. Identify a respected institution

2. Kill it

3. Gut it

4. Wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.



Similar to Islam regarding Infidels:

1. Convert them, or
2. Enslave them, or
3. Kill them.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (czg0O)

41 22
Get a badge in Sammich Making

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (Uysai)


Right after the cross-dressing seminar at the big gay jamboree!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 01:39 PM (tbOMB)

42 The children should be given more intensive paramilitary training.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2017 01:39 PM (xfb67)

43 Get a badge in Sammich Making
............
Don't forget the coveted "Get me a beer" badge!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:39 PM (so+oy)

44 BREAKING NEWS : The Boy Scouts will soon be doling out sandwich making and ironing badges to qualifies members.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 01:39 PM (4e+hS)

45 My gjess is that no one on the board could pick FredericK Russell Burnham out of a lineup.

Posted by: tmitsss at October 12, 2017 01:39 PM (3rXVj)

46 Wait a minute. They could fix this by referring to anatomy!

Penis Scouts!

Vagina Scouts!

Ambiguous Genitals Scouts!

Posted by: Lickmuffin at October 12, 2017 01:39 PM (TRhby)

47 Geez. Now you really will be able to get kicked out of the Boy Scouts for eating a Brownie.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (gR+IE)

48 I think this speaks more to the failure of the Girl Scouts. They don't offer anywhere near the range of activities - apparently they concentrate mainly on selling cookies and making crafts. Not much camping, canoeing, archery, etc.

I'm guessing this could put a big dent in GSA membership.

Posted by: diegosundevil at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (7R8V7)

49 Anthony Wiener is opening a girl's Den of Cub Scouts.

Posted by: Rather Not at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (oPogG)

50 Well, now they HAVE to accept pedophile scoutmasters, right. I mean, as long as they don't act on their impulses, because that would make them the bad kind of pedo.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (BoMuO)

51 16 Was part of this that the Girl Guides are so left-wing now that parents interested in field-craft etc. for their girls had no place to go?
A GS Mom called into the Lars Larsen show yesterday and basically said this. She's been a GS Den? leader for 15 years and she's sick of curriculum dictated by the national council. Learning about STD's, Abortion rights, Gender Queer, etc...AND, National says the parents cannot attend the meetings. Only 'The Leaders.'

She signed both of her daughters up for the Boy Scouts.

Posted by: Denny Hastert at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (mcI77)

52 One complication our Scout units will be facing has to do with child protection. Currently no adult is permitted to be alone with any Scout...we must maintain two-deep coverage at all times.

Having girls in the mix complicates things - so in the case of a girl, the adults present MUST be female.



Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (eytER)

53 1. Identify a respected institution
2. Kill it
______________________________________

The respected institution that they they are killing isn't just the Boy Scouts.

It's traditional "boyhood" in general that they are attacking. And by extension, "masculinity."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (wo3jg)

54
The Left wants to convert/transform you. If you refuse to conform, the Left will Otherize You [cast you out], until you cannot survive.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (czg0O)

55 off me perv sock

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (mcI77)

56 There are other options out there that are what I'd call wholesome besides the Girl Scouts. And much less political.

American Heritage Girls is one example. We have a AHG troop affiliated with our Parish and the women (moms) that run it are absolutely stellar. Showing them STEM fields, teaching them self defense, volunteering in the community, etc. All great stuff without the controversy of the Girl Scouts.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (jxbfJ)

57
trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: original jake at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (JpC9S)

58 Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts around my area have taken to selling $20 bags of popcorn. No, they aren't trash bags full of popcorn, but normal sized bags of the stuff that the scout leaders have decided to charge $20 for, because ... well, just because.

30 years ago I would have had no problem donating $20 to the Boy Scouts and getting a bag of popcorn as a receipt of support, but now ...

Well, I guess the Boy Scouts are going to start selling girl scout cookies, too. And if you thought the girl scouts priced them high you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (8gDQu)

59 So ridiculous.

Do rank and file get to vote on this? Who makes these decisions?

If I had a son I would probably leave the Boy Scouts, but liberals win there too. That really is the idea, kill these organizations that have any sort of traditional or religious values instilled in them.

Just like professional sports used to be a "hotbed" of conservative and religious influence. So they had to kill it.

Posted by: Maritime at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (lKmt3)

60 And what's to stop the parents of a girl excluded from a boys-only den from suing? Because it's closer, it has her friends who are boys in it, blah blah blah.

Not like these people aren't predictable...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (W+vEI)

61 If this is how it's going to be, then why don't the Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts announce a merger just as "Scouting" or whatever brand? If each den is going to be single sex, then what does it matter?

Oh. That's right. What this is about is that being an Eagle Scout is considered more prestigious than earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. Heaven forfend that the Girl Scouts start advertising aggressively to educate people (isn't scouting supposed to be about education) that the Gold Award is the equivalent.

Nope. Let's just wander over and hook ourselves to the Boy Scout accomplishments.

Because that's feminist as all get out.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (mf5HN)

62 This isn't as bad as it may seem. While the Scouts will admit girls, each particular den will be all-boys or all-girls. (Or mostly; I assume there will be whatever-gender-you-identify-as-this-month caveat.)

--------

For now, until someone gets a bug up their ass about gender equality or whatev & they're all forced to integrate. You know it's just a matter of time.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (7HtZB)

63 Kinda adds a new dimension to jamborees, doesn't it?

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2017 01:41 PM (0ogQG)

64 BSA instituting new "Thighsman" merit badge.

Posted by: gNewt at October 12, 2017 01:41 PM (s9DTK)

65 'm on two committees...a Boy Scout Troop and a Cub Scout Pack.

This is the first stage. The second, integrating girls into Boy Scouts, will be announced in 2018 for rollout in 2019.

Right now we committees are working with the chartering organizations for our troop/pack to see if they even want to go this route. We will be giving those orgs a lot of latitude.
Posted by: WitchDoktor,
...........
Thanks, Dok!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:41 PM (so+oy)

66 If you didn't fear death at least once a summer you had a pansy Boy Scout Troop.

Posted by: DaveA at October 12, 2017 01:41 PM (FhXTo)

67 Boy scouts, braving the cozy cave, for a panty raid merit badge.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 01:41 PM (tbOMB)

68 Anyway,why not?All these TV shows and movies show that women can be combat troops and kick much larger mens asses,they might as well be Boy Scouts too...

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (rmVvL)

69 I was ahead of my time; I earned a merit badge in my pants for Playing Doctor.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (0ogQG)

70 and another thing for boys isn't.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (z79tQ)

71 They were already on the slippery slope. They are mnow falling at 32 ft/sec^2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (mpXpK)

72 On the plus side, the BSA won't be issuing a Pro-Choice Badge (...which is probably the reason why parents out of the Feminist-driven GSA). ;-p

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (W+kMI)

73 My husband and son are Scout leaders. Son is an Eagle Scout.

At least in regard to our troop, there are no grrrrllllzz showing any interest in joining.

The biggest problem with the Grrrrlll Scouts, is they've become a marketing vehicle for cookies, and they've been pushing Planned Parenthood and other b.s. at their members for years.

A lot of parents are fed up, and look to the Boy Scouts for something more: camping, hiking, survival skills, etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (PY9jH)

74
Old and busted Merit badge: Semaphore Signaling

New and hot Merit Badge: Virtue Signaling

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (5IJky)

75 It seems that it would be awkward for a girl to have to say "I'm a Boy Scout". So I asked on the ONT whether or not the Boy Scouts should change their name.

Y5th suggested that girls who were Boy Scouts should be known as Comfort Scouts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (/qEW2)

76 If you're a conservative Troop Leader or Cubmaster, take this opportunity to subvert the Left and save your daughters from the Girl Scouts aka Planned Parenthood's junior chapter.

Posted by: JimLennon at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (Inehc)

77 47 Geez. Now you really will be able to get kicked out of the Boy Scouts for eating a Brownie.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (gR+IE)

============

LMAO

Posted by: ShainS at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (BiLU+)

78 So do we call them Xouts now?

Posted by: mark1971 at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (xPl2J)

79 Burnham is also spinning in his grave, but he is such a stealthy SOB you can't hear him.

Posted by: tmitsss at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (3rXVj)

80 yeah, girl scouts apparently went leftist. maybe under the ideals of the boy scouts, the girl scouts will learn useful things, and learn to honor American history. Even camping could be enhanced by keeping them separate, but have some activities together.

There will be weapons training, right?

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (/aIFg)

81 53 1. Identify a respected institution
2. Kill it
______________________________________

The respected institution that they they are killing isn't just the Boy Scouts.

It's traditional "boyhood" in general that they are attacking. And by extension, "masculinity."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (wo3jg)

Exactly.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (NWiLs)

82 This isn't as bad as it may seem. While the Scouts will admit girls, each particular den will be all-boys or all-girls.

Yeah that stipulation will be tossed out in 6 months or less.



This was to make it easier to swallow. Then there will be a quiet rule change because there aren't enough girls to make a full den and inclusivity and all.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (BoMuO)

83 Is sammwich making now a badge requirement for Eagle Scout?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (jxbfJ)

84 Was part of this that the Girl Guides are so
left-wing now that parents interested in field-craft etc. for their
girls had no place to go? Posted by: andycanuck at October 12, 2017 01:36 PM (mJ8mX)
=====

That's what I think, as well. One thing about the leftwingers is how stringently they apply nonexistent 'gender' divisions.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (MIKMs)

85 How to start a fire when you don't have matches? Dry humping wood, girls.

Posted by: Troop Weinstein, Hollywood Hills at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (mJ8mX)

86 Having seen what a liberal propaganda group the Girl Scouts have become then we shouldn't complain the Boy Scouts might save young girls

Posted by: Rory at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (mv8AK)

87 This will add more Jubilee to the Jubilee.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (BoMuO)

88 As infuriating as this news is, if I had a daughter, I'd rather have her in boy scouts than girl scouts any more, that's an actual fact.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (kuFbc)

89
Make Eagle Unobtainable for the lasses. Require a "Shut Up For ONE Damn Hour" Merit Badge

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

90
Snipe hunting ain't gonna be what it used to be.
Posted by: Roland THTG


Check the engine room.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (IqV8l)

91 If you didn't fear death at least once a summer you had a pansy Boy Scout Troop.


Posted by: DaveA at October 12, 2017 01:41 PM (FhXTo)


This. I had to give a report to our charter organization a few years ago, and began with: "Well, we didn't lose anyone during the wilderness hike this year."

Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (PY9jH)

92 >>Nope. Let's just wander over and hook ourselves to the Boy Scout accomplishments.
Because that's feminist as all get out.



Ah, now it makes perfect sense!
Thanks for ID'ing the underlying motive, AtC.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (W+vEI)

93 As she says: Boy. Scouts. What is so hard about that?

Posted by: blaster at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (6mJ8T)
=========================

The single gender promise will disappear. Of that you can be certain.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (LISuA)

94 So will the Boy Scouts be awarding Planned Parenthood patches?

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (+lVUW)

95 Gives new meaning to the Silver Beaver Award

Posted by: NCKate at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (Dh4lS)

96 Love the King of the Hill episodes where the subject is the Boy Scout facsimile, Order of the Straight Arrow.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (Uysai)

97 The respected institution that they they are killing isn't just the Boy Scouts.

It's traditional "boyhood" in general that they are attacking. And by extension, "masculinity."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (wo3jg)

Exactly.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (NWiLs)


Yes, absolutely.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (kuFbc)

98 The story is that BSA did this because of declining membership, and not SJW BS. Either way, it remains BS.

Apparently the Girl Scouts have their knickers in a twist over this because they might lose members. Wouldn't surprise me in the least. All my brothers were in the Scouts and I desperately wanted to join because they got to go camping...in the woods! With hatchets! And they built fires! (We lived in Manhattan.) They finally started a Girl Scout group in our school and I joined up immediately. Sadly, the closest thing we got to camping was a picnic in Central Park and the rest of the time we did origami and paint-by-numbers.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (HiDrR)

99 Meawhile, the Girl Scouts will admit Harvey Weinstein.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (Ndje9)

100 Troop Leader: "Okay girls. To qualify for your canoeing merit badge you must:

1. Paddle in a straight line
2. Reverse paddle
3. Perform a quarter draw stroke
4. Perform a push stroke
5. Parallel park the canoe without striking any of the orange cones.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (wPiJc)

101 I like to eat Brownies.

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (bc2Lc)

102 This is an outrage!
Get those girls away!

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (p8dQU)

103 92 >>Nope. Let's just wander over and hook ourselves to the Boy Scout accomplishments.
Because that's feminist as all get out.



Ah, now it makes perfect sense!
Thanks for ID'ing the underlying motive, AtC.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (W+vEI)

That's a very Hillary thing to do.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (NWiLs)

104

Matter of time before there are LGBT "dens" with similar leaders

What could go wrong

Posted by: ThunderB at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (IGPYK)

105 53. And the idea of male children being mentored by adult males...the benefits that derive.

Posted by: kallisto at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (g+Dix)

106 The Birth Control Merit Badge will be essential.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (LISuA)

107 Good. Now they can have a "Make Me A Damn Sammich" Merit Badge.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (wo3jg)

108 AND, National says the parents cannot attend the meetings. Only'The Leaders.

Holy Cow. That is completely different that the BSA. As I said above, it has been many years, but back when I was a leader the policy from National (and endorsed locally) was any parent could and was encouraged to attend any meeting. That means any meeting with the boys and also committee meetings, round tables, training sessions, etc.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (kUmUV)

109
This is about one other thing: It's about Who Makes The Rules in this world.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (czg0O)

110 This was inevitable since the Girl Scouts just became the unpaid labor for selling cookies.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (UBzPO)

111 ins Sonobi a boy or a girl?

Posted by: original jake at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (JpC9S)

112 "This isn't as bad as it may seem. While the Scouts will admit girls, each particular den will be all-boys or all-girls."
----------

No, it's still really bad. While they might allow separate boys and girls dens, what will happen first is that the rules, the programs, the message, the overall ethos will become gender-neutral. There won't be any activities that are just for boys. They'll be the same activities, conducted separately. That means that the existing male-centered activities will be neutered.

Once that's complete, the next step will be for the Let's-Ruin-Everything left to say "Boys and girls are doing the same stuff, why aren't they together?" And then dens will be integrated.

You watch. Five years, tops.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (SF2Me)

113 Merit Badge for Wood Burnishing

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (mcI77)

114 Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (+lVUW)

Oh you bet.

Anyone who thinks it's going to remain traditional boy scouts, just with added girls, is delusional.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (kuFbc)

115 Damn, y'all are quick.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (4e+hS)

116 I signed my daughter up for American Heritage Girls last year. She absolutely loves it. When I told her she could switch to be in cub scouts if she wanted, she has zero desire. AHG is very much about girls doing girl things and she loves it.

My best guess is that they've opened up the BSA to girls partially to poach from GS, but mostly to try and get a handle on the whole tranny thing. If they take anyone then there's no more issue.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (Ajsny)

117 58 Well, I guess the Boy Scouts are going to start selling girl scout cookies, too.

One presumes that Boy Scouts would be selling boy scout cookies. Made primarily of bacon.

Thin Bacons vs Thin Mints. It'll the new longbow vs crossbow.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (sGtp+)

118
This is why "Brownies" were created. And Girl Scouts.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (czg0O)

119 "So the Girl Scouts don't offer anything but a Hound People to Buy Crappy Cookies badge?"


They can now get a merit badge for selling over priced, crappy popcorn.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (OD2ni)

120 P.S. I hope this further damages the lefty, Planned Parenthood promoting Girl Scouts.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (+lVUW)

121 You watch. Five years, tops.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (SF2Me)

Agree, and five years is generous.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (kuFbc)

122 28,
"You salute with three fingers, girls.'


Two fingers in Cub Scouts, three in Boy Scouts.

Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (zOpu5)

123 I've already seen a girl cub scout selling whatever they sell. I think pine derby kits. At least I think it was.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (z2W2E)

124
As a counterpart to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

But nope, the Left cannot abide by Other "making rules."

Only the Left is allowed to make Rules, today.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (czg0O)

125 Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 01:46 PM (+lVUW)

No, it just gives them an even larger second wing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (kuFbc)

126 The respected institution that they they are killing isn't just the Boy Scouts.

It's traditional "boyhood" in general that they are attacking. And by extension, "masculinity."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (wo3jg)


Yup. Just ask Justin Trudeau about it. He's raising his sons as feminists to "escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculinity that is so damaging ...."

Posted by: Number 4 at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (RzUqr)

127 The sammich making merit badge will be awesome

Posted by: tmitsss at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (3rXVj)

128 Yeah the Girl Scouts became Hara Krishna's with uniforms.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (Uysai)

129
Whats green and comes in brownies.??

Posted by: Boy Scouts at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (8XRCm)

130
Maleness, in all its forms, must be suppressed

Madness

Posted by: ThunderB at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (IGPYK)

131 The biggest problem with the Grrrrlll Scouts, is they've become a marketing vehicle for cookies, and they've been pushing Planned Parenthood and other b.s. at their members for years.

A lot of parents are fed up, and look to the Boy Scouts for something more: camping, hiking, survival skills, etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:42 PM (PY9jH)


This is the old "Purple State" question. Why should the Boy Scouts admit a lot of people who will merely recreate the problems they've caused in the organization where they are fleeing?

OTOH, if these are not flaming liberals, why do they not join American Heritage Girls, who *do* do all the activities that boy scouts do (according to AllengG on the ONT). Why is there a need to "look to the Boy Scouts"?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (/qEW2)

132
As infuriating as this news is, if I had a daughter, I'd rather have her
in boy scouts than girl scouts any more, that's an actual fact.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (kuFbc)


Yep. As my husband was saying last night, our leaders just hope the Boy Scouts don't start dumbing down the Eagle requirements. And Do Not make camping and hiking easier because reasons.

My husband and I are hoping they have separate troops for males and females, otherwise you'll have the possibilities of boys being accused of things they are absolutely innocent of...i.e., the universities "rape crisis."

Hoo boy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (PY9jH)

133 So they did finally develop the cooties vaccine?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (e1mEI)

134 >>Make Eagle Unobtainable for the lasses. Require a "Shut Up For ONE Damn Hour" Merit Badge



You know what will really happen: requirements for achieving Eagle Scout are going to be diluted. And then it will become like college campuses where there's significantly more females than males. Which will be applauded, naturally.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (W+vEI)

135 Also, Dens are always part of Packs which are the basic organization for Cub Scouts. Boy Scouts are Patrols and Troops.

Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (zOpu5)

136 The Sammich Making badge comment is now the most repeated snark on a single post ever. Will be hard to beat this record.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (Uysai)

137 Troop Leader: "Okay girls. To qualify for your orienteering merit badge you must:

1. Locate Magnetic North and True North
2. Locate your starting point and destination on a quadrangle topo map.
3. Travel from your starting point to your destination without making your Patrol Leader stop at a gas station to ask directions.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (wPiJc)

138 sock

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (8XRCm)

139 5 So the Girl Scouts don't offer anything but a Hound People to Buy Crappy Cookies badge?

That's it?
Posted by: Bruce


You left out "over-priced". Grocery stores have very good "Samoas" for about 2 bucks a package.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (+lVUW)

140
That piece of shit alt-leftist super-nationalist atheist homosexual Pope occupying the Vatican today will allow women priests and for priests to get married (to any sex) before the end of this year. I guarantee it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (czg0O)

141 Look here, if the catholic church can be split off from, so can the scouts.

Time for the protestant version of scouting to kick in.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (kuFbc)

142 Don't look at me.

Posted by: Rex Tillerson at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (Ndje9)

143
Old and busted: Boy Scout - http://tinyurl.com/y849n3yv

New and hot: Rainbow Scout - http://tinyurl.com/yb3przp2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (leCj4)

144 hat means that the existing male-centered activities will be neutered.

................
What would those activities be? It's been a very long time since I was a cub scout, but I cannot seem to recall any activity a girl couldn't try..

Is there a badge now for making interesting figures by peeing in the snow nowadays?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (so+oy)

145 I earned a 'Ursine Rape' patch

Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (bc2Lc)

146 So.
What's the business case for a whole new organization?

Posted by: Diogenes at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (y+BJh)

147 Reverse Cowgirl Badge!

Posted by: A Really Excited Boy Scout at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (s/EUv)

148 It's traditional "boyhood" in general that they are attacking. And by extension, "masculinity."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM

~~~~

Exactly.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (HiDrR)

149 122
28,
"You salute with three fingers, girls.'


Two fingers in Cub Scouts, three in Boy Scouts.


Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (zOpu5)



Go on . . . .

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (tbOMB)

150 Oh it was boys and girls selling the crap, all in uniform. I assumed they were mixed den

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (z2W2E)

151
As infuriating as this news is, if I had a daughter, I'd rather have her in boy scouts than girl scouts any more, that's an actual fact.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:43 PM (kuFbc)


True that. But as the father of a daughter, I think I passed on to her the knowledge I learned in Boy Scouts. Can she start a fire with wood she's scavenged? Cook over an open flame? Set up a tent? Go camping?

All the above and a whole lot more.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (EgwCt)

152 The Sammich Making badge comment is now the most repeated snark on a single post ever. Will be hard to beat this record.
Posted by: Time right before Mad Max

We still need Ben Roethlisberger to comment on it.

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (8ikIW)

153 So they did finally develop the cooties vaccine?




It's given around age 15.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (gR+IE)

154 This is economic warfare. Retaliatory personnel recruitment against the girl scouts for having better fundraisers.

(I try to support all of the kids selling outside the grocery store, but $10-20 for a bag of popcorn my picky husband and kids won't eat vs. $4-5 for girl scout cookies...)

Posted by: not the mama at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (GCQK2)

155 122 28,
"You salute with three fingers, girls.'


Two fingers in Cub Scouts, three in Boy Scouts.
Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (zOpu5)

Shocker.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (jxbfJ)

156 New badges :
1) sandwich making
2) house cleaning
3) dirty looks
4) excessive question asking
5) primping

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (4e+hS)

157 Matter of time before there are LGBT "dens" with similar leaders

What could go wrong

Posted by: ThunderB at October 12, 2017 01:45 PM (IGPYK)



Harry Reid: It's a brilliant plan to lure unsuspecting young...errr...I mean for scouting

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (493sH)

158 sounds like a hostile takeover of the Girl Scouts. well, the boys will probably be able to make a proper business of that cookie baking operation.

Posted by: x at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (nFwvY)

159 What's green and comes in brownies.??
Harvey's dick on St Patrick's Day.

Posted by: Troop Weinstein, Hollywood Hills at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (mJ8mX)

160 Today: We need to let girls into the boy scouts so they can earn Eagle Scout.

Tomorrow: Girls aren't able to make requirement X for Eagle.

The day after: Requirement X dropped for girls.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (BoMuO)

161 This will last until the first girl decides she identifies as a boy.

Or until SJWs determine that boy packs are centers of power and privilege, like they did with men's social clubs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (BWL+E)

162 I earned a 'Ursine Rape' patch
Posted by: Leonardo DiCaprio at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (bc2Lc)

-----

Now.... where's that Eskimo Woman Im supposed to kill.

Posted by: just the punchline at October 12, 2017 01:51 PM (8XRCm)

163 9 I hear this is a blatant membership grab by BSA to get Girl Scouts to switch to their organization. BSA enrollment has been slipping for years.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


This is what happens when you flip the bird to half the country.
See also,
NFL, movie industry, awards shows, churches

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 01:51 PM (+lVUW)

164 Ah, now it makes perfect sense!
Thanks for ID'ing the underlying motive, AtC.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (W+vEI)


I'm too lazy to find the sources on that but I've read a few articles by people involved in scouting, both Boy and Girl Scouts that predicted this and said that the underlying motivations were the decline in participation in Boy Scouts and the attempt to latch onto the prestige of being an Eagle Scout.

There's a valid criticism that the Girl Scouts haven't made nearly the push to make the Gold Award synonymous with achievement as the Boy Scouts have with being an Eagle Scout. For example, I had to look up the name of the Gold Award but I know Eagle Scout off the top of my head.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 01:51 PM (mf5HN)

165 128 Yeah the Girl Scouts became Hara Krishna's with uniforms.

I usually tell them, when they're blocking my way into the grocery store, that their mother's a whore. Too much?

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 01:51 PM (mcI77)

166 Next they'll have to drop the belief in god to be a scout

Posted by: NCKate at October 12, 2017 01:51 PM (Dh4lS)

167 "You salute with three fingers, girls.'


Two fingers in Cub Scouts, three in Boy Scouts.



Because you can't get any more than that in them?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (gR+IE)

168 They have been showing ad for some show about a military unit.Female soldier standing ther,little foreign girl say "You look so tough but you are a woman"Female soldier "Maybe I am tough BECAUSE I'm a woman"

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (rmVvL)

169 This and all the other stupid shit Big Scout has done recently will accelerate the exodus away from scouting.

The leftists in charge will simultaneously downplay the impact of the exodus AND tearfully condemn hateful rightwing religious zealots for attempting to kill a proud, patriotic American institution. Let the gaslighting begin.

Posted by: Jaws at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (oOw3I)

170 this should end well. oh well, it was a good run. not much left for the commies to destroy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (KP5rU)

171 OT, but Anthony Bourdain's Twitter feed is hilarious. He said Hillary's interview about HW was "disappointing" as so Hillary's flying feminist monkeys are now out in force attacking him, because check your white male privilege Bourdain!

I don't feel one bit sorry for him, since the asshole said he wanted to poison Trump. How does it feel to be on the other side of Leftist outrage, tool?

You should stick to sautéing and grilling. You're good at that. At political commentary - not so much.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (ZM2xo)

172 I do believe the Girl Scouts give a merit badge for doing another girl's nails.

I am not kidding.

Our Boy Scout troop does a lot of shooting sports and even had a guy show them how to kill, skin and eat squirrel.

I don't know how many girls will be into that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (PY9jH)

173 A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Brave, Clean and Reverent. Confused, Weird, Curious, Perverted, Afraid, Rebellious, Overmedicated, Angry and Frustrated.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (wo3jg)

174 158
sounds like a hostile takeover of the Girl Scouts. well, the boys will probably be able to make a proper business of that cookie baking operation.

Posted by: x at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (nFwvY)



But then the girls will just squander it on purses and shoes.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (tbOMB)

175 "You salute with three fingers, girls.'


Two fingers in Cub Scouts, three in Boy Scouts.


Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 01:47 PM (zOpu5)

The Shocker!

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (QLvwG)

176 Girls Scouts have got so bad, people are willing to send their daughters to boys camp. This and all the stories of hot, milfy school teachers taking advantage of impressionable young men tells me I grew up in the wrong two fucking decades.

FFS.


Posted by: dananjcon at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (WLK0w)

177 My nephew belongs to what has to be one of the most active scout troops in America.

They *constantly* have new camping trips or hikes planned, even in the winter. In the winter they climb Mt. Ampersand (not making this up) in the Adirondacks.

He's learned longbow and shotgun through scouts and this summer he learned rifle shooting. The kid is now hugely into shooting.

I wish I had been in a troop that did a quarter as much as they do.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (s/EUv)

178 Why do they call them "scouts"?

Posted by: tmitsss at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (3rXVj)

179 That's the thing with our New Progressive Feminized Grrrrl Powered Society: there's nobody to stand up and say, "No" to stupid ideas like this.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (tRaq7)

180 Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:48 PM (PY9jH

They'll have separation for awhile, but mainly they're gonna fuck it up and dumb down the requirements for badges and add in plenty of feminist bullshit.

Scouting as we once knew it is done, stick a fork in it.

Time for a new recipe.

Well, maybe not a new recipe, but a new kitchen to make it in. The old one is about to be burnt to the ground.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (kuFbc)

181 Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts around my area have taken to selling $20 bags of popcorn. No, they aren't trash bags full of popcorn, but normal sized bags of the stuff that the scout leaders have decided to charge $20 for, because ... well, just because.

****

My son is in cubs and is transitioning to Boy Scouts proper during blue and gold this year. I will attest to the fact that they're charging that much for the small bags of crappy popcorn because it genuinely cost the troop that much to acquire it! We get the flyer in the mail every year for sales orders and the company that produces the popcorn charges an insane amount for its wares. Our troop used to pool together resources and buy a few cases to sell outside of stores, but our committee has finally just decided we refuse to participate in it anymore because it's such a dang scam, and the troop gets almost nothing out of it. The majority of the profit goes to the local council and the main org. We are doing our own fund raising this year.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (Ajsny)

182 137 Troop Leader: "Okay girls. To qualify for your orienteering merit badge you must:

1. Locate Magnetic North and True North
2. Locate your starting point and destination on a quadrangle topo map.
3. Travel from your starting point to your destination without making your Patrol Leader stop at a gas station to ask directions.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (wPiJc)

*****

Damn it Muldoon.
I passed this along to Mrs Diogenes and she said next time I'm staying home alone!

Oh.
Wait.

I thank you sir!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (y+BJh)

183 I want to join the boy scouts too

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 12, 2017 01:54 PM (FZYNt)

184 New badges :
1) sandwich making
2) house cleaning
3) dirty looks
4) excessive question asking
5) primping
Posted by: Dr Spank
.............
You forgot marathon phone call badge..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:54 PM (so+oy)

185
WE WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BASTIONS OF MALENESS AND WANT TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME CLUBS AS THE GUYS


**gets admision

**looks around


OH MY GAWWWWD. ITS AWFULL IN HERE. WE DONT LIKE THESE CLUBS. WE MUST WORK TO FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM THE BASTIONS OF MALENESS!!!


~feminists everywhere




Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 01:54 PM (8XRCm)

186 Day 5: More girls earn Eagle than boys for the first time. Told ya grrls are better!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 01:54 PM (BoMuO)

187
What's this about a banning last night?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:55 PM (czg0O)

188 97 The respected institution that they they are killing isn't just the Boy Scouts.

It's traditional "boyhood" in general that they are attacking. And by extension, "masculinity."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Umm. I think you mean "toxic masculinity", sexist bastard.

Posted by: feminista at October 12, 2017 01:55 PM (+lVUW)

189 Boy Scouts, which I was part of once, are dead and gone.

Hell, we can't even enforce standards at West Point.

Call them what you want, but this organization is no longer the group I once knew. Rename them. Combine them with Girl Scouts.

And get me some of those thin mint cookies, while you're at it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 12, 2017 01:55 PM (xJa6I)

190 Parallel park the canoe.

Good one, Muldoon!

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2017 01:55 PM (QLvwG)

191 Hey you want to make Eagle Scout right? Well I know a way.

Posted by: Scout Master Weinstein at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (Uysai)

192 Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 01:50 PM (4e+hS)

I think that's great! Having never given dirty looks to anyone before, I think boys should be trained to do that by girls. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (iVOAv)

193 Now the Boy Scouts need to offer a badge for "Why Hillary Lost".

Posted by: feminista at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (+lVUW)

194 We are doing our own fund raising this year.
Posted by: Mandy P

One of our local troops was splitting and selling firewood a few years back. Of course, someone discovered their stash outside of town and stole it.
Wife and I gave them 200 bucks to help them out.

Posted by: Bruce at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (8ikIW)

195 My nephew belongs to what has to be one of the most active scout troops in America.



They *constantly* have new camping trips or hikes planned, even in
the winter. In the winter they climb Mt. Ampersand (not making this up)
in the Adirondacks.



He's learned longbow and shotgun through scouts and this summer he learned rifle shooting. The kid is now hugely into shooting.



I wish I had been in a troop that did a quarter as much as they do.





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (s/EUv)


Sounds like our troop. "We're going hiking this weekend in N. GA. Oh, it's going to be below freezing? Too bad. Toughen up, buttercup."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (PY9jH)

196 They have been showing ad for some show about a military unit.Female soldier standing ther,little foreign girl say "You look so tough but you are a woman"Female soldier "Maybe I am tough BECAUSE I'm a woman"

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 01:52 PM (rmVvL)



Sounds like a great slogan for Hollywood to promote. You know when some icky man tries to sexually harass them and they stand up to him with grrrl power like all brave actresses do

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (493sH)

197 Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (gR+IE)

*spew* Wipes screen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (FggAv)

198 33
My memory is fuzzy on this, but I recall discussing this with a Council
Executive may years ago and from what I remember he said that Scouting
in many countries is open to both boys and girls. In the US it was not
as a courtesy to the Girl Scouts of America to avoid poaching their
members.



As I said, this was many years ago. Somebody who has been involved more recently have any information?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 01:38 PM (kUmUV)
****
Uncle Redux - God rest his soul (died about ten or so years ago), was General Counsel to the Boy Scouts of America for many, many years- and - yes - that is essentially correct. The BSA was always barraged with requests by girls to be allowed in (I think Explorer Scouts was the first foray in this area - I think they are called something else now) but they were afraid of the optics of, essentially, destroying the GSA since the BSA was the larger, more exciting and better financed unit with more attractive events, physical locations (Camps etc.). Admitting boys to the GSA means, essentially, an end to the GSA - but since the GSA has gone full lefty retard - I am no opposed to this. That being said - The BSA has also gone left retard as well - just not as bad as the GSA. That sound you heard ? That is my uncle rolling furiously over in his grave. He had a number of cases before SCOTUS to his credit wherein he fought tooth and nail for the right a freedom of Association for the BSA - only to have the BSA cave in a few years after his death and admit openly homosexual scoutmasters. Another skirmish lost in the culture wars .

Posted by: Leon Kowalsky at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (Fb9aZ)

199 Do-si-dos or Thin Mints?

Posted by: Ginger or Mary Ann at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (Ndje9)

200 >>New badges :

1) Consensus building

2) Community activism

3) Peace studies

4)
Cultural appreciation
......

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (W+vEI)

201 Is there an age limit on when you can join?

Posted by: H. Weinstein at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (knCUQ)

202 189 Boy Scouts, which I was part of once, are dead and gone.

Well, no. Maybe in your neck of the woods but as I posted at 177, scouting is still thriving in some areas.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (s/EUv)

203 Be careful when working on your masturbation badge

Posted by: Carlos Danger at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (FZYNt)

204 Merit Badge in Emoji.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (mcI77)

205 Umm. I think you mean "toxic masculinity", sexist bastard.
_______________________________________________

Is there any other kind?

*goes back to nude Jenna Jameson gifs*

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (wo3jg)

206 Parallel park the canoe!!! I can't stop laughing. So bad..but so true.

Posted by: IC at October 12, 2017 01:57 PM (a0IVu)

207 Hot MIFY teachers aside,I'm glad I grew up when I did.Boys were boys.Sling shots,dirtbikes ,bb guns a
,playing war with toy guns.Besides the MILF after me would probably look like Janet Napolitano..

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 01:57 PM (rmVvL)

208 Off Leon Kowalsky Bladerunner sock!

Posted by: Publius Redux at October 12, 2017 01:57 PM (Fb9aZ)

209 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 12, 2017 01:54 PM (so+oy)

Texting! Texting!. Kids don't phone anymore.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 01:57 PM (iVOAv)

210
And now, all over the USA, schools are nixing Halloween.

Christmas, Boy Scouts, West Point, ....

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:57 PM (czg0O)

211 Why do they call them "scouts"?
Posted by: tmitsss
---------

Well, it was either Dan Beard, or Atticus Finch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 01:57 PM (58eZn)

212 Make Eagle Unobtainable for the lasses. Require a "Shut Up For ONE Damn Hour" Merit Badge

Lol.

Posted by: Johnny at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (kUotE)

213 Instead of co-opting the Boy Scouts, which will ruin it, why can the Girl Scouts get their act together and create their own Super Scout? Like the Hawk Scout. Harpy Scout, Raptor Scout? Are they admitting that they can't, so have to have men do it for them? I really don't get why this was necessary. There are Girl Scout badges for a bunch of crap, if they don't have ones for actual skills, create them and make your own. This is co-opting of an institution's work to get the glory. It's a snowflake move.

Posted by: biblio at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (6FY0P)

214 Down here in the redneck states, Boy Scouting is still alive and well.

I can't imagine what it's like in blue or purple states.

Oh, and our Scouts quit selling popcorn ages ago. Smoked Boston Butts for the win!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (PY9jH)

215 All boys or all girls? How distressingly binary and cisgender. Come on! These ten year olds are aching to express their transgenderism.

Posted by: Infidel de Manahatta at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (4zQWx)

216 "I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do -- earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," she told NBC News.

Too bad the Wizard of Oz isn't a scoutmaster. He could just hand her a boxful of Merit Badges, tell her she's a Real Boy Scout, and tell her to eff off.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (/qEW2)

217 171: Donna, Anthony Bourdain is a twat in the magnitude of Keef Olberman. Piss be upon him. Arrogant sipper of penis. And, Jew hater.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (KP5rU)

218 I guess I have to apologize for trying to be serious and correct errors. I was both a Cub Scout and Boy Scout when young and led my son's Cub Scout pack when he was that age.

I hate what has happened, is happening, to all these youth organizations as the Left marches through and craps on every institution that encultures American values in young people.

Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (zOpu5)

219 "Comfort-ably Dumb"

When I was a Scout I had a leader,
Her chest was swollen up like two balloons.
Now her daughter's joining with my son,
I can't explain, I do not understand,
Scouts is now not worth a damn,
They've become Comfort-ably dumb.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (fndz8)

220 New badges :




Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges. Everyone gets participation badges. No need to earn them any more

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (493sH)

221 Rumor is there is a new GS cookie with Sriracha flavor.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (7n4KQ)

222 How hard would it be for the troops that don't like this to just opt out, but keep going? Everyone presumably still has the contact info to stay in touch with and plan events.

I know it'd be hard not having the camp sites, but the country is full of campgrounds.

What other kinds of resources would they need? Obviously the patches, but again, those are fairly easy to have made these days.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (kuFbc)

223 Our troop does a hike/camp out every month and a high adventure outing every summer. Tetons, Grand Canyon, philmont, boundary waters, etc. Along with scout camps. If you have an active troop, the boys are way better off.

Posted by: NCKate at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (Dh4lS)

224 Hot MIFY teachers aside,I'm glad I grew up when I did.Boys were boys.Sling shots,dirtbikes ,bb guns a
,playing war with toy guns.Besides the MILF after me would probably look like Janet Napolitano..
Posted by: steevy
-------------

All of the above, playing in creeks, dirt clod fights.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (58eZn)

225 OK, but where are the Furry Agender Demisexual Scouts?

Posted by: Farmer Joe at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (zSMr0)

226 Apparently the Girl Scouts have their knickers in a twist over this because they might lose members. Wouldn't surprise me in the least. All my brothers were in the Scouts and I desperately wanted to join because they got to go camping...in the woods! With hatchets! And they built fires! (We lived in Manhattan.) They finally started a Girl Scout group in our school and I joined up immediately. Sadly, the closest thing we got to camping was a picnic in Central Park and the rest of the time we did origami and paint-by-numbers.
Posted by: IrishEi


OMG, that is so sad.
I was in a 4H horse club. Every year we went on an overnight trailride to a lake. We also camped out for a week at the county 4H fair, where we competed in various horse show events, including horsemanship and barrel racing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (+lVUW)

227 The shame of it is that the boys have no where else to go unless it's a church organization.

Men need MORE institutions to help them mature. Where the opposite sex is not present to confuse and distract.

Not less and certainly not have girls anywhere near during Jamborees and such at that young an age when impulse control can reach negative numbers.

And you know this single sex troop thing will not last long.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (FggAv)

228 We are doing our own fund raising this year.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (Ajsny)


My troop used to make all it's money by selling Christmas wreaths door to door every late November.
Two step process:
Get orders door to door from neighbors
Deliver wreaths

Everybody loved the wreaths and didn't mind that they paid a couple bucks extra. Bonus was we had to kind of assemble them ourselves with pine cones and ribbons. We added value.

A bag of popcorn? No thanks.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (EgwCt)

229 I could have put "knows how to put up a teepee" on my resume

Posted by: tmitsss at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (3rXVj)

230 Badge for Coffee Press and Latte

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (mcI77)

231 The majority of the profit goes to the local council and the main org. We are doing our own fund raising this year.
Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (Ajsny)


I should probably stay out of this because it has been a few years, but it used to be split in 3 equal portions. 1/3 local troop, 1/3 to Council to run their programs (training, camps) and 1/3 to the manufacturer. We used to hate doing it also, but it really was the only way to keep the local summer camps running. Idea on the fund raising is that the boys should learn to work and earn the money to fund their programs, not rely on mom and dad to write a check.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (kUmUV)

232 It will never work.
Girls can't pitch a tent.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (baYK5)

233
Yeah.

Just wait.

There are going to be LOTS of Troops where there will only be one or two girls that want to join. Not enough for their own Den.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (8XRCm)

234 FYI: Girl Scout cookie sales are about $800 MILLION per year. Where does that money go?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (UBzPO)

235 It won't be long before the "boy" in Boy Scouts is dropped. And then "Scouts" will be dropped because the word is reminiscent of indian oppression by white cavalrymen.

They'll adapt the old Soviet name of Young Pioneers. Yeah. That's the ticket.

Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (ZAAkQ)

236 Coming soon, BDSM Scouts.


The knot tying merit badge leaves 'em gasping.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (QLvwG)

237
The Left wants to ELIMINATE things.

E-LIM-IN-ATE.

These people are a CANCER upon us.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (czg0O)

238 Just bear with me, if you will.

What if there was a Boy Scouts for girls? Perhaps called, let's say, Girl Scouts?

Posted by: gewa76 at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (8HVXo)

239
A Persistence Badge

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (7Cr6v)

240 So cub scouts at first, then full scouts in a couple of years. What about the grrrrls who want to earn Eagle now? What about a grown woman who wanted to earn Eagle 20 years ago. It's not faaaaaaiiiiiirrrrrrrr. The BSA should just award Eagle to any female who applies until girls are able to earn it outright.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (BoMuO)

241 IIRC, one of the skills taught in BS was stalking.

Man, have times changed.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (4mIHO)

242 I am not too worried about the 9 year olds in the Cub Scout Pack. The 15 year olds in the integrated Troop?

Sounds like Hitler Youth Summer Camp.

Posted by: JAS at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (UnDQI)

243 Hot MIFY teachers aside,I'm glad I grew up when I did.Boys were boys.Sling shots,dirtbikes ,bb guns a

,playing war with toy guns.Besides the MILF after me would probably look like Janet Napolitano..

Posted by: steevy

-------------



All of the above, playing in creeks, dirt clod fights.


**


Built some pretty bad ass forts and tree houses as well.


Posted by: dananjcon at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (WLK0w)

244 232
It will never work.
Girls can't pitch a tent.


Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (baYK5)



That's why they get the boys boys to do it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (tbOMB)

245 If the tent is rocking, don't come a knocking

Posted by: Colin at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (FpSBq)

246 Don't buy this half-measure crap. That's what they do to convince you there's no change at all carry on.

Posted by: Jihadi at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (bci+F)

247 100 Troop Leader: "Okay girls. To qualify for your canoeing merit badge you must:

1. Paddle in a straight line
2. Reverse paddle
3. Perform a quarter draw stroke
4. Perform a push stroke
5. Parallel park the canoe without striking any of the orange cones.

Posted by: Muldoon


I chaperoned an event where we took a bunch of 9 and 10 year olds canoing. The first ten minutes was like watching "The 3 Stooges".

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (+lVUW)

248 Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (baYK5)

Nor wake up with wood.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (FggAv)

249 Heaven forfend that the Girl Scouts start advertising aggressively to educate people (isn't scouting supposed to be about education) that the Gold Award is the equivalent.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 01:40 PM (mf5HN)

++++

That money is earmarked for Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (FUu/Z)

250 Why this is good is because the girl scouts are extremely restrictive. As a father of daughters I could never even help out with girl scouts. To simply take a field trip to say the town fire station you had to have someone with CPR training go and to go camping the amount of training to be allowed to go camping was crazy. The restrictions and mandatory training are not part of boy scouts and I would not be surprised to see entire girl scout troops switch to boy scouts so they go out for ice cream without an up to date CPR trained adult and maybe even with a Dad.

Posted by: dhart at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (uJ3MC)

251 The Boy Scouts is going gender integrated while the school students are clamoring for gender and racial segregation. Especially at the college level, but there are some gender segregations already occurring in middle and high school classrooms.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (0ogQG)

252 I could have put "knows how to put up a teepee" on my resume

Posted by: tmitsss at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (3rXVj)




Liz Warren: Braves did that in my sexist tribe. But then me flipum and make heap big wampum.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (493sH)

253 Son is Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow, Senior Patrol Leader of his Troop, currently still as active as possible while in his 20's as an adult leader. I'm a former Scout who was a merit badge instructor while my son was at that age.

We discussed this last night. FWIW, he is, let's say, quite skeptical, but not flipping out. He's anxious to speak to his former Scoutmaster to get some more feedback as to how this might affect his specific Troop before going all in one way or another.

I observed that the guys spent all day, every day at school with the girls, and many weekends of coed activity. Not sure what is wrong with the guys having a few hours one night a week, and a couple of weekends a month for mentoring and doing things as boys.

The program was awesome for my son. Will have to stay tuned.

Posted by: RM at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (U3LtS)

254 I always thought we could use a Sandwich Patrol and a Laundry Patrol when I scouted.

Posted by: x at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (nFwvY)

255 I've already seen a girl cub scout selling whatever they sell. I think pine derby kits. At least I think it was.
=====

Yeah, I don't think it means much at the younger levels. Let all the kids learn camping skills and when they get older, they can be separated. For smaller communities, supporting too many dens/troops is just not practical.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (MIKMs)

256 20 years ago they called it "challenging social norms", and we chuckled at them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (BoMuO)

257 Sorry, but when you contradict the core part of your mission -
"BOY" Scouts", (and CATHOLIC Church also comes to mind),

Your organization is toast.

Posted by: West at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (1Rgee)

258
Built some pretty bad ass forts and tree houses as well.


Posted by: dananjcon at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (WLK0w)

If you had new construction nearby, "midnight lumber" would allow you to make them kick ass.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (7n4KQ)

259 Becoming a Woman badge.

Except it's given to the Male Scoutmaster for going above and beyond his duty when dealing with one of his girl troopers during the delicate time.

Posted by: Scout Master Weinstein at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (Uysai)

260 234; planned parenthood. for the children.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 12, 2017 02:03 PM (KP5rU)

261 Webelos, come out and play-ay!

Posted by: Harry Reid at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (p8dQU)

262 1) Consensus building

2) Community activism

3) Peace studies

4)
Cultural appreciation



5) Planned Parenthood badge. Oh, wait...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (tRaq7)

263 228 We are doing our own fund raising this year.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 01:53 PM (Ajsny)

My troop used to make all it's money by selling Christmas wreaths door to door every late November.
Two step process:
Get orders door to door from neighbors
Deliver wreaths

Everybody loved the wreaths and didn't mind that they paid a couple bucks extra. Bonus was we had to kind of assemble them ourselves with pine cones and ribbons. We added value.

A bag of popcorn? No thanks.
Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM (EgwCt)


Our Boy Scout troop is affiliated with our Parish. As a member of the Knights of Columbus, we reached out to them to help us sell Christmas Trees as we were struggling with filling shifts on the tree lot.

We then give them a generous donation for their help. It is a huge win for everyone.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (jxbfJ)

264 This is insane. Girls have a Scouting program. Their mothers wrecked it. Why would any sane person allow the mothers the same control over Boy Scouting?

Boy and young men behavior will be viciously suppressed. All boys and young men must now behave so as not to make the girls feel disrespected, or uncomfortable, or anything. And no tussling, or any competitive activities where the boys can win.

It's now Boy Scouting for Girls, and boys and young men can participate if they behave themselves according to the girls standards and desires.

This solves nothing. Men once again failed the womens' shit test, and now the men-despising women in spite will destroy the BSA. "We had to destroy the BSA in order to save it."

Posted by: John A. Fleming at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (+evAm)

265

I'll sponsor a Den! Who wants an airplane ride!

Posted by: S. B. Menendez at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (T/KY7)

266 Are boy scouts going to start selling cookies?

Posted by: Glenn John at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (LilNs)

267 OT:

FBI Wipes Clean Cell Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ychzpg3k

Way to build trust guys!

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (HiDrR)

268 Sure .. that will last.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 12, 2017 01:37 PM (8gDQu)

The Boy Scouts are doomed. Actually they have been doomed for a long time. This is another nail in the coffin. The Boy Scouts in England started allowing girls awhile back. Now 75% of all new members are girls. Girls drive out boys because it becomes a quest to make everything in the organization acceptable to the girls.

Posted by: WOPR (Colonial Marines can't use harsh language) at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (J70i0)

269 More new badges :
1) Gossip
2) Do you think he's cute?
3) I can't even right now.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (4e+hS)

270
The Lefts wants eliminate GENDER.

The Left wants to eliminate BORDERS, but only USA borders.

The Left wants to eliminate Capitalism and Private Property.

The Left wants to eliminate any rule they did not create.

The Left wants to eliminate religion, except for their leftist nazi allies, the muslims.

The Left wants to eliminate the Republican party.

The Left wants to eliminate the US Constitution.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (czg0O)

271 My son is in Cub Scouts. My other half is a former Eagle Scout is actually OK with this because of a couple of things. First one is that I have drawn a line and flat out said my daughter will NEVER join Girl Scouts due to the planned parenthood connection. My money will not willingly support abortion (don't buy the cookies either). The second reason is that between sports and school it is very hard to find time to deal fairly with both kids activities. A third is that we don't have a Heritage Girls nearby. Closest one is about 30 to 40 minutes away; doesn't work with fitting in homework, dinner, etc. Given all these reasons, he is open to making scouts a true family activity. I am on the fence because I don't want my son to lose the all boy/men aspect of scouting. Men/boys automatically act different around women especially if raised conservative. Most scouts in our troop are children of former scouts and/or military members (active, retired, simply former) so this would likely apply. I am betting that if this experiment goes off rails, there will be offshoots that adhere to the original boy scouts.

Posted by: lightning at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (oJSnD)

272 Stupid Sock gave an entirely different meaning to the snark I was trying to make.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (Uysai)

273 217 171: Donna, Anthony Bourdain is a twat in the magnitude of Keef Olberman. Piss be upon him. Arrogant sipper of penis. And, Jew hater.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 12, 2017 01:58 PM (KP5rU)

Yep. Which is why it's fun to see the other leftist assholes piss all over him for being slightly critical of Hillary. I love circular left-wing firing squads!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (ZM2xo)

274 Dirt cold fights. Yep. Good times. But nothing was better than building a fort that actually stayed intact for more than 2 days.

Posted by: LASue at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (hZ+us)

275 Parallel park the canoe without striking any of the orange cones.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 01:44 PM (wPiJc)


Serious side-splitting laughing over here.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (kuFbc)

276 Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (ZAAkQ)

Sorry, no. Pioneers were racist white eyes who stole the land of the indigenous people and called in the Army when the natives defended their hunting grounds.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (FggAv)

277 Lad and Dad weekends are about to get a lot more exciting in the tents.

Posted by: Downcast at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (pktrE)

278 Mr. D. is what leftists would call a gun nut, so both of my daughters are trained and like to shoot.

But when it came to hunting, I did some major, heavy arm-twisting of Mr. D. to keep them OUT. (His regular hunting partners are all male.)
It's not that I'm against women blasting Bambi. Nope. I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.

It is so hard to find that now.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (0jtPF)

279 There should be a Junior Militiamen organization.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (mcI77)

280 Don't get me started on the fundraising hoops our Pack had to jump through.

Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 02:06 PM (zOpu5)

281 : Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 01:49 PM (czg0O)

Before the end of this yea?r-Nope; That's two months away and he cannot make unilateral decisions on most doctrine. Very few times has the Pope made decisions ex cathedra. Music of the RCC outside NA and Europe is conservative. They won't go for the ordination of women and married priests with families and all that involved. is too much of an economic liability on parishes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 02:06 PM (iVOAv)

282 This is what the Left does,they take over and destroy institutions.The Scouts,West Point even the Catholic Church.

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 02:06 PM (rmVvL)

283
Our troop does a hike/camp out every month and a high adventure outing
every summer. Tetons, Grand Canyon, philmont, boundary waters, etc.
Along with scout camps. If you have an active troop, the boys are way
better off.

Posted by: NCKate at October 12, 2017 01:59 PM (Dh4lS)


Yeah, sounds like ours. My husband and son were fortunate to do all three High Adventure trips together, in addition to many others. Northern Tier, Philmont, FL Keys Sea Base, etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (PY9jH)

284 280 Don't get me started on the fundraising hoops our Pack had to jump through.
Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 02:06 PM (zOpu5)

Sell us a SHRUBBERY!!

Posted by: Knights who say ni at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (7n4KQ)

285 Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, gay, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, submissive, oral, cheerful, thrifty, bi, brave, clean, and reverent.



Posted by: Zod at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (Bdeb0)

286 And thus they kill the original intent of the Boy Scouts...

Hmmmm.... could be time to start some unabashedly and unapologetic groups for MEN... and the Boys who need to become Men.

Posted by: Don Q. at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (NgKpN)

287 235 It won't be long before the "boy" in Boy Scouts is dropped. And then "Scouts" will be dropped because the word is reminiscent of indian oppression by white cavalrymen.

They'll adapt the old Soviet name of Young Pioneers. Yeah. That's the ticket.
Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (ZAAkQ)

I don't know, it doesn't have the same cachet. How about "Obama's Youth"! That'll catch on.

Posted by: West at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (1Rgee)

288 Harvey Winestain just became a scout leader.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (KP5rU)

289 If heritage Girls was split off rom Girl scouts I don't see the Boy Scouts couldn't have a split offas well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 02:07 PM (iVOAv)

290 In front of Walmart last year some boy scouts were selling items kinda like girl scouts selling cookies. Best item was caramel popcorn but it was too expensive. $20.00 for a smallish tin. I bought some popcorn - 5 pkgs for $5

Posted by: Glenn John at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (LilNs)

291 Whatever happened to the Campfire Girls?

My girl scout troop many years ago did a lot of outdoor stuff - camping, starting fire, cooking over the fire, hiking, fishing etc.

Our troop leader was a retired Army colonel - so that probably had something to do with it.

Posted by: Number 4 at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (RzUqr)

292 Menstruating 'Boy' Scouts will attract bears.

Posted by: Dwight Shrute at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (QLvwG)

293 If it is anything like my experience with Girl Scouts, it's gonna be a clique-filled, snarky, nasty thing. And this is just another nail in the coffin for any institution that's normal. See, it's the normal they hate. Boy Scouts are a great organization that helps young boys become fine young men. Therefore: Destroy.

Posted by: biblio at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (6FY0P)

294 282 This is what the Left does,they take over and destroy institutions.The Scouts,West Point even the Catholic Church.

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 02:06 PM (rmVvL)

And the NFL

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (ZM2xo)

295 Friend of mine married another friend 20 years back, they got their kid into Boy Scouts. But the female friend is way into all the adult side of it, getting her own badges, or whatever they are called. She mentored other kids through the Eagle. Her kid is now applying for Naval Academy. Good roots.

But I'm thinkin it will be up to the leaders to determine if girls screw it all up. It is possible it could all work out just fine, maybe even better than ever. But gender roles should not be forcibly merged as if they are the same ... but regular families handle that, so should not be a problem with the right leaders.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (/aIFg)

296 sounds like The He-Man Woman Haters Club is gonna have an opportunity to make some gains. maybe merge with No Ma'am.

Posted by: x at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (nFwvY)

297 The restrictions and mandatory training are not part of boy scouts and I would not be surprised to see entire girl scout troops switch to boy scouts so they go out for ice cream without an up to date CPR trained adult and maybe even with a Dad.

Dude, those crazy wet blanket restrictions are because they let mothers run the show. Mothers will take over the Boy Scouts as well, and they will bring mothering with them.

Posted by: wooga at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (p8dQU)

298 Our diocese was one of the last to allow girl altar servers. For about 8 years there were more girls than boys. Now you see a rare girl. They like to come in and take over and then get bored with it.

Posted by: dagny at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (6oU5/)

299 264 This is insane. Girls have a Scouting program. Their mothers wrecked it. Why would any sane person allow the mothers the same control over Boy Scouting?

Boy and young men behavior will be viciously suppressed. All boys and young men must now behave so as not to make the girls feel disrespected, or uncomfortable, or anything. And no tussling, or any competitive activities where the boys can win.

It's now Boy Scouting for Girls, and boys and young men can participate if they behave themselves according to the girls standards and desires.

This solves nothing. Men once again failed the womens' shit test, and now the men-despising women in spite will destroy the BSA. "We had to destroy the BSA in order to save it."
Posted by: John A. Fleming at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (+evAm)

My daughter was part of a Brownie troop. The troop leader was -lets say - incompatible with how I wanted to raise my daughter. The culmination was to take them down to Boston for a play that was, IMHO, inappropriate for the age group.

That was a hard stop right there. Never went back.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (jxbfJ)

300 Interesting how the left pushes Planned Parenthood and whateverlifestylefloatsyourboat on the Girl Scouts, but G-d forbid a dad wants to attend a campout with his daughter. Forbidden.

Because male perv!!!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 02:09 PM (PY9jH)

301
I bought my daughter a 'family size' tent for Christmas a couple years ago. She disappeared with it when I wasn't looking. In the space of about three minutes flat she had set it up in her lower level.

I had her knock it down again so she could prove she set it up that fast.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:09 PM (EgwCt)

302 274 Dirt cold fights. Yep. Good times. But nothing was better than building a fort that actually stayed intact for more than 2 days.
Posted by: LASue at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (hZ+us)

winter Camporee.... Yosemite Valley.....

Snow Forts.... and EPIC snow ball fights...

Posted by: Don Q. at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (NgKpN)

303 I was in a 4H horse club. Every year we went on an overnight trailride to a lake. We also camped out for a week at the county 4H fair, where we competed in various horse show events, including horsemanship and barrel racing.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 02:00 PM
~~~~~

That sounds awesome! I had read about 4H, but we didn't have that where I lived.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (HiDrR)

304
Yeah. More of the same assault on maleness.


Ever notice that every single male on TV is some amiable soft flabby doofus that has to be saved or preened over by the wife.

Its even in the Commercials.




Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (8XRCm)

305 All of the above, playing in creeks, dirt clod fights.


**


Built some pretty bad ass forts and tree houses as well.


Same here, plus attended an all-male military academy that kept all of us in the same classes together from year to year.

Damned good times that alas, precious few others will have the good fortune to experience.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (tRaq7)

306 Interesting how the left pushes Planned Parenthood and
whateverlifestylefloatsyourboat on the Girl Scouts, but G-d forbid a dad
wants to attend a campout with his daughter. Forbidden.

Because male perv!!!!!
---

Will boys be encouraged to share tents with girls at camp outs?

I can see progs pushing for that.

Posted by: shibumi at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (aT+Bx)

307
The current radical alt-left staged a coup against the former Pope and got away with it.

This current radical alt-left pope can do anything he wishes.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (czg0O)

308 267: That makes no sense whatsoever. I've participated in FBI investigations requiring access to individuals electronic devices and I've never heard of them wiping them before being returned. In every case I'm aware of they take an image of the device's data/memory and return it quickly. If that is true then something is definitely wrong here. They are destroying private citizen's property (pictures, messages, emails, etc).

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (UBzPO)

309 Is there a sammich making badge?

Posted by: A dude in MI at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (CDETr)

310

Young No Ma'am

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (T/KY7)

311 Nobody will get hurt here, until that first Pinewood Derby entry which looks just like a Kia Soul.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (7n4KQ)

312 Thereby hangs a tale. Thirteen-year-old me and my brother and our Boy Scout Troop had a social encounter (in the form of a Sock Hop) with the local Girl Scout Troop. Everybody was terrified to interact or talk, much less actually ask someone to dance. So the organizers had a deal where every boy had to take off a shoe and put them in a big pile in the middle of the room. At the signal, the girls were supposed to grab a shoe and then would have to dance with the owner of that shoe.

My brother was trying to avoid a particular girl who had a crush on him. He tried hiding his shoe at the bottom of the pile in hopes that she would not be able to find it.

Needless to say, when the whistle blew, that girl dove into the pile of shoes like a dachshund after a chipmunk, nay, like a hobo in a greased pig contest and emerged triumphantly, holding my brother's shoe high over head. My brother's shoulders sagged visibly.

To add insult to injury, the next song was the slow dance long play (7-1/2 minute) version of The Beatles' Let It Be. My brother was a broken young man by the 4:30 mark. I don't know if he ever recovered.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (wPiJc)

313 Girls need Safe Spaces-- no boys.

Boys-only spaces = hate crime.

Fuck feminism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (oVJmc)

314
*goes back to nude Jenna Jameson gifs*
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (wo3jg)



*pats couch*

Here, sit by me.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (mf5HN)

315 Wasn't the reason they came up with the Girl Scouts in the first place was to give girls a similar activity to do?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (Bl5Zt)

316
Is there a "rainbow" badge yet in the Boy Scouts?

There will be.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (czg0O)

317 They lost so many scouts when they admitted homosexual troop leaders, this is the only way they could stay in business. Don't think it will work.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (7ZVPa)

318 All of the above, playing in creeks, dirt clod fights.


BB gun fights!
Because Airsoft wasn't invented yet.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (QM5S2)

319
Is there an Equal Sign badge yet in the Boy Scouts?

There will be.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (czg0O)

320 Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 02:01 PM (kUmUV)

I'm ok with fundraising. The biggest complaint is that the company national has partnered with for the popcorn is just horrifically overpriced. No one buys it. To be perfectly frank, we make a lot of money as a troop during popcorn sales, but it's not from people buying the popcorn. It's just as general cash donations to the troop. No one wants a tiny bag of popcorn for $20, which is the problem.

And it is a big problem with funding for the local camps. Our troop opted out of the local council's Halloween camp out for the first time ever this year because they've raised the price to where it's almost $40 per person, and that includes nothing but the camp ground. Then you get there and they nickel and dime the parents for everything else.

I suspect that if they switched to a more reasonable and affordable product to fund raise off of, they would have an easier time.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (Ajsny)

321
I guarantee there will be a Social Justice badge soon.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (czg0O)

322 Where I lived in my youth, we didn't have anyone willing to charter a chapter of Girl Scouts. Instead, we had Camp Fire Girls. Bobby Sherman sang at the big jamboree at Seattle Center. We got beads instead of badges. We wore red, white, and blue uniforms. I never felt like we were anything special and we never learned anything valuable.

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (vkS2Z)

323 When the Mormons leave bsa this will be a moot point

Posted by: NCKate at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (Dh4lS)

324 They already have Explorer Scouts and Venture Scouts for girls who want to do more Boy Scouty things.

Iowahawk is right on. This is about destroying a unique institution.

Posted by: Tim at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (OsteY)

325 321
I guarantee there will be a Social Justice badge soon.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (czg0O)


Shaped like one of those magnetic "ribbons".

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (7n4KQ)

326
It will be called, at first, a "Social Awareness" badge.

Or a "Social Responsibility" badge.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (czg0O)

327 Organic Farming badge. Vegan Badge. Hemp Weaving.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:14 PM (mcI77)

328 When my parents put on a extension we had a pile of dirt in the front for quite awhile.My yard became a go to place for King of the Hill,often involving the dirt clods...

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 02:14 PM (rmVvL)

329 Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:10 PM (czg0O)

Nol He can't. I think probably even the Cardinals are not all on board with women priests. I assume you' were or are a RC.? My suggestion is that you check out the Orthodox Church in America,. They have as long or longer history than the RCC-in their view, they split off in part because they didn't accept the Papacy and they would have women priests waaaay after the RCC dies-if it does. They are also strongly right to life. They do however have married priests, but Bishops and Archbishops can't marry. Theologically quite similar to the RCC.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 02:14 PM (iVOAv)

330 I was in Scouts, but then there was some talk of going on a hike, so I bailed.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (7HtZB)

331 I am a Boy Scout Leader. I can say I am ambivalent about this. I think the leadership training component of the program can be useful to either gender. I am also not too worried about the types of girls who would join and stick with the program AS DESIGNED.

I do worry that it would slowly morph into something else though. My daughter hated Girl Scouts. As a male dad of a girl scout, I never felt welcome by the organization or happy with the content of the program. It's basically one big giant lefty organization.

Here is the big thing that the program loses, in my opinion as a guy who is NOT a child development specialist, nor plays one on TV. I think there is a time in growing up where boys and girls need to split off for a while, while they mature, going through that hard phase of hormones and discovery of their sexuality and how they relate to the other sex. They mix a boatload in school. Not all of them belong to other youth groups where they receive guidance from elders of the same sex on how best to model themselves as adults, in a safe single gender environment away from the peer pressure of the opposite sex. I think that that would be a big loss.

Do I want to be the guy in charge of 30, mixed sex, horny, 7th to 12th grades in tents in the woods? No thank you. " No canoodling at the campfire!!!" are words I don't want to have to say. A mixed sex summer camp really wouldn't be the same experience for the boys or the girls.

However, I have been to camporrees and seen plenty of mixed sex venture scouts, and they look like they are having fun and it seems to work. It would boost our ranks, and possibly kill off of Girl Scouts.

So yeah..I am ambivalent. Its a great program and it would be nice to share it with the girls, but how do you do it without changing it at a core level. IDK.



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (ymnmz)

332 I will preface this by saying that I was never a scout (all I wanted to do as a kid was play baseball, and so I did), so I don't have strong feelings about BSA as an institution.

My son is a Weblo, been doing it since Tiger Cub. His pack is well organized, active, and hardly hurting for kids (last year, when he was a Bear, they actually had two separate Bear dens because there were close to 30 of them). My sense is that this won't change much of his pack's activities because their meetings and activities usually already have a lot of little sisters hanging around. Parents are required to be present during, so what do you do with your other kids? You bring them along and they become basically an unofficial, nonuniformed den.

Honestly? So long as this doesn't change how the pack is run (and I don't expect it to in our case, as our leadership is well established and pretty much ignores national anyway), I'm ok with this. My daughter has wanted to join all along anyway, and I'm sure as hell not going to sign her up for the GSA and their lame activities and leftist beliefs. Cautiously optimistic is the most accurate way to put it.

Posted by: radar at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (uvNo4)

333 I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.

It is so hard to find that now.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (0jtPF)


It is vital. Which his why the Left goes after it.

I am so upset about this, and I don't even have kids.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (kuFbc)

334 After their "lets have openly gay counselors go camping with boys" and "We have no problem with Jihadis leading boy scout troops" decisions, the Boy Scouts should have been written off by an parent years ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (39g3+)

335 With the Indian Princess program (Dads and Daughters), everything changed on the last camp out of the year when the Moms were invited to come along.

Starting with tablecloths on the picnic tables. Using silverware and napkins. Brushing teeth. Healthy snacks. Changing clothes and underwear (usually done on the way home at a gas station stop for one last junk food meal). Made all the other camp outs so much more decadent fun.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (QLvwG)

336

Girl Scouts was overrun by middle class suburban white women who let left wing progressives in with open arms and lesbians followed.

The Girl Scouts are a far left progressive indoctrination machine, solely and singly, and exist for no other purpose. Otherwise they would have been dismantled as a white middle class cesspool of oppressive white DNA long ago.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (T/KY7)

337 314
*goes back to nude Jenna Jameson gifs*
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 12, 2017 01:56 PM (wo3jg)


*pats couch*

Here, sit by me.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (mf5HN)

brb

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (7HtZB)

338 To add insult to injury, the next song was the slow dance long play (7-1/2 minute) version of The Beatles' Let It Be. My brother was a broken young man by the 4:30 mark. I don't know if he ever recovered.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (wPiJc)
-----------

Epilogue:

They have been married for 48 years, have 8 children, and 35 grandchildren.

Posted by: bluebell at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (UoSKV)

339 Cub Scouts has always been a family affair. Whether it be Pack Meetings, outings, and many activities. Keeping Dens separate will do the thing.

As for Boy Scouts. There already exists Crews, Venture Crews and Explorer Scouts, which are already co-ed beginning at age 14. So the "integration" has /was already there.

The issue will be outings. Did the High Sierra Trail several years ago. ~95 miles (including elevation gain) and then climbed up the back side of Mt. Whitney down to Whitney Portal on the last day - which concluded the 8 day hike.

There's already Scouting outlines regarding sleeping, 2 deep leadership, Youth Protection Training, etc. But it will be different encouraging (read "pushing") a Boy Scout thru that hike versus a girl. It's called biology.

If they don't dumb down the Eagle Scout requirements, so ALL Scouts have to achieve the same, don't see what the harm is.


The Scouting tradition has always been about turning boys into men - and instilling "family values." Why not instill "family values" with girls? But this is driven by economics. Shrinking membership and LDS Troops branching off and creating their own "parallel" program. To those that say: go into more economic depressed areas, we do. But at $33 per year membership, $5-10 monthly dues and outing expenses, that's a tough haul. Boys can earn money thru the customary candy sales / popcorn sales / car wash. But the boy who wants to camp can, he may just have to push a little harder versus someone who is fortunate enough to have some extra money.

My only bitch at this point would be if they went true SJW and said the currently required Eagle Scout Merit Badge for Cooking is called into question, then . . .I'd have to evaluate.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (bB4HN)

340 Menstruation badge
Abortion badge, with clusters
Fetal tissue sales contests

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (NWiLs)

341 So is being a Girl Boy Scout like being a Black White Supremacist?

How will the refer to themselves when someone sees the uniform and asks "so you're a girlscout?"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (/qEW2)

342 250 Why this is good is because the girl scouts are extremely restrictive. As a father of daughters I could never even help out with girl scouts. To simply take a field trip to say the town fire station you had to have someone with CPR training go and to go camping the amount of training to be allowed to go camping was crazy. The restrictions and mandatory training are not part of boy scouts and I would not be surprised to see entire girl scout troops switch to boy scouts so they go out for ice cream without an up to date CPR trained adult and maybe even with a Dad.
Posted by: dhart at October 12, 2017 02:02 PM (uJ3MC)

---------------------------------
You don't get it.
As soon as girls are allowed in Boy Scouts, they will impose the GSA restrictions on the BSA.
Guaranteed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (0jtPF)

343 Yeah, sure that "separate dens" and "separate programs" idea's gonna fly. "Separate but equal" is always such a roaring success.

Posted by: Philomath Philogistant at October 12, 2017 02:17 PM (rcxki)

344 I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.

It is so hard to find that now.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (0jtPF)

Scale modeling is about the only activity in which women are nowhere to be found.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 02:17 PM (7HtZB)

345 Posted by: radar at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (uvNo4)

My concern is the necessary dilution of everything so the girls have half a chance at earning badges and making Eagle.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:17 PM (kuFbc)

346 My daughters troop, or whatever they called it, coven?, I dunno, was run by a bunch of dykey looking women.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:17 PM (baYK5)

347 This isn't as bad as it may seem. While the Scouts will admit girls, each particular den will be all-boys or all-girls. (Or mostly; I assume there will be whatever-gender-you-identify-as-this-month caveat.)

This is exactly as bad as it seems. Dens only really exist in Packs large enough to divide up into them; areas with a lot of smaller Packs won't have that luxury. Plus, a lot of areas like that area already growing extremely skittish about the changes that have been taking place over the past several years and may see sponsors bolt.

The three largest sponsor organizations are the LDS Church, the Methodist Church, and the Catholic Church, in that order. LDS is already on its way out to its own program. Within five years I guarantee one of the others will say "Trail Life, here we come" and that's all she wrote.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 02:18 PM (AM1GF)

348 Halal Cooking badge.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:18 PM (mcI77)

349 I suspect that if they switched to a more reasonable and affordable product to fund raise off of, they would have an easier time.
Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (Ajsny)


The thing the troops sell around here is pine needles which people use for landscaping. Everyone uses them and I do not get it because it is ugly as all get out. Seriously, it's like The Thing to do around bushes and things down here and I don't get it at all.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:18 PM (mf5HN)

350 I can't wait to join the Weblos!

Posted by: Sandra Flook at October 12, 2017 02:18 PM (Tyii7)

351 Merit badge for tucking?

Posted by: wooga at October 12, 2017 02:19 PM (p8dQU)

352 Gloria Steinem Who Needs Boys Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:19 PM (NWiLs)

353 Let the litigation begin !

Posted by: sock_rat_ar15, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at October 12, 2017 02:19 PM (z3Hmr)

354 ...Cub Scout units, known as dens.

----

...of iniquity!

Posted by: Shrieking Feminist Harpy at October 12, 2017 02:19 PM (7Jjpz)

355 296 sounds like The He-Man Woman Haters Club is gonna have an opportunity to make some gains. maybe merge with No Ma'am.
Posted by: x at October 12, 2017 02:08 PM (nFwvY)

-----------

Rename it to Rude Scouts -- No bitches allowed!

Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (ZAAkQ)

356 This may not be a SJW move as much as it is a survival one. The BSA has been shedding members and is looking at some real problems getting new ones.
The GSA was not happy with this for financial reasons.
Not sure whatll happen, but I remember more than a few threads talking how the BSA was the more conservative one and how the GSA had gone full lefty retard and people wouldn't put their daughters in it. This could be good, could be bad. I don't know yet.

Posted by: Jollyroger at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (t06LC)

357 The Scouting tradition has always been about turning boys into men - and instilling "family values." Why not instill "family values" with girls? But this is driven by economics.

Partly. It's also because National is dominated by the large metro area Councils. Take a wild guess how that plays out. Also, look back at the leadership and you'll see some very familiar names. You can figure out what that means without me saying.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (AM1GF)

358 Sexual Harassment Allegation Merit Badge
False Rape Accusation Merit Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (NWiLs)

359 Nobody will get hurt here, until that first Pinewood Derby entry which looks just like a Kia Soul Hitachi Magic Wand.

Posted by: Roy at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (7n4KQ)


FIFY

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (QLvwG)

360 I'd have to evaluate.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 12, 2017 02:16 PM (bB4HN)


Start your eval process prep now, because the entire point of this entire thing is to SJW the institution.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (kuFbc)

361 We had to poop in a slit trench.
I don't see that working out.

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (QM5S2)

362 A BSA black caucus is in order.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (Bb4lU)

363 In response to comments yesterday, the Girl Scouts used to do more. In Oklahoma City, they owned a large chunk of land called "Cookieland". They bought it with cookie money. It had barracks for camping, and tent sites. It was a great place to use. Unfortunately, there was a murder at the site later on, and they wound up selling it. Girl Scouts started down the SJW path in the 60s and never looked back.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (JKNZq)

364 I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.

There is a certain class of women who cannot abide the thought that a guy is having fun anywhere without them involved. Not a lot out there, but enough to make everyone miserable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (39g3+)

365 I'm assuming GSA has all of their asinine restrictions in a place for a reason.

If GSA wants to fight back to defend their turf, they could release a statement like, "If you let your daughter join the Boy Scouts, she could risk being drowned, shot by arrows, eaten by bears, or suffocating under a tent! GSA takes your girl's safety seriously".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (/qEW2)

366 On the upside, they can play bra-size bingo and not have to rely on the fat kid for the win.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (jxbfJ)

367

How did the Boy Scouts get to the point where they are led by such Leftists?

How did these people get in charge of the Boy Scouts??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (czg0O)

368 We had to poop in a slit trench.
I don't see that working out.

Posted by: Roland THTG


A lot of camps have more developed facilities these days. These trends have been playing out for a generation or more.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (AM1GF)

369 If you tried selling Boy Scout popcorn during a storm you could be arrested for gouging.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 12, 2017 02:21 PM (8gDQu)

370 We had to poop in a slit trench. I don't see that working out.

Why?

Posted by: Lena Dumbham at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (Tyii7)

371 I suspect that if they switched to a more reasonable and affordable product to fund raise off of, they would have an easier time.
Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at October 12, 2017 02:12 PM (Ajsny)


No arguments from me on that end. When my boys were in it the most expensive popcorn product was $15 (OK I'm old). I think it is more the quantity you get for the price that is outrageous rather than the price alone.

For about a decade after my boys graduated I was treasurer for the troop and we had several fundraisers over the course of a year, and just like a business I (and the troop committee) knew how much you could net per hour expended for the various fund raisers. That identified where you had to put your effort, although as I said we did do popcorn to try and support Council.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (kUmUV)

372 RE: Halal cooking badge.

Son's a Cub Scout. His den has the duty to God, BUT no part of it was discussed in the meeting. We were told to use the book as a guide and to coordinate with our "place of worship". No further discussion of God/religion took place during meetings. I doubt that will change because they are too worried about alienating anybody.

Posted by: lightning at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (oJSnD)

373
1. Identify a respected institution

2. Kill it

3. Gut it

4. Wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.



This is WRONG. It's missing a crucial step between #1 and #2: INFILTRATION.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (czg0O)

374 So yeah..I am ambivalent. Its a great program and it would be nice to share it with the girls, but how do you do it without changing it at a core level. IDK.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 12, 2017 02:15 PM (ymnmz)


All good thoughts, I didn't C&P them all. But I see what it *could be* and think that's not so terrible. But that's because of my experience with a daughter that loved the outdoors, and boating, and canoing, and camping, and the smell of a pine forest. And also didn't take shit from anyone, of any gender.

Not sure what percentage of the demographic that is. Possibly razor thin.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (EgwCt)

375 How did the Boy Scouts get to the point where they are led by such Leftists?

How did these people get in charge of the Boy Scouts??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


Metro areas have great influence due to money and membership numbers. Metro areas mean blue model. I think you can work out the rest from there.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (AM1GF)

376 In my son's troop, the Moms who wanted to be were quite active, camped out with the Troop, etc. It was and is a very active troop with a Scoutmaster who has been awesome in that role for a couple of decades.

One cold winter weekend they were camping out and were hit by about 16 inches of snow on Friday night. The adult leader happened to be a lady that weekend. Early on Saturday morning about 4 cars of men adult leaders showed up with extra gear and provisions. The lady adult leader chewed them out a bit, told them the campers were all doing just fine as they were, and sent them back home.

Posted by: RM at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (U3LtS)

377 361 We had to poop in a slit trench.
I don't see that working out.
Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (QM5S2)

This and writing your name in the snow.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (jxbfJ)

378 Local boy scout troop used to do wreaths. I seriously dislike the popcorn/candy/cookies stuff (orchestra, band, and sports teams do it) and wish that the scouts would go back to wreaths.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (MIKMs)

379 Posted by: kathysaysso at October 12, 2017 02:13 PM (vkS2Z)

I forgot all about the Camp Fire Girls. It's funny I saw their commercials all the time when I was a kid, but I never actually met anybody who was a Camp Fire Girl.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (ZM2xo)

380 There are competing organizations which parents should have been looking into years ago. No time like the present, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (39g3+)

381 Gender Neutrality Merit Badge
Call Out a Sexist Badge
Shout Your Abortion Badge
Shame Toxic Masculinty Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (NWiLs)

382 The thing the troops sell around here is pine needles which people use for landscaping. Everyone uses them and I do not get it because it is ugly as all get out. Seriously, it's like The Thing to do around bushes and things down here and I don't get it at all.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:18 PM (mf5HN)

------------

Pine needles are organic, recyclable, and sustainable.

Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (ZAAkQ)

383 This could be good, could be bad. I don't know yet.
Posted by: Jollyroger at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (t06LC)


I know. It's bad.

Not saying there won't be positives up to a point.

Just that the end-game is to destroy it as it stands, and remake it into a Leftist organization.

It's what they did to the Girl Scouts.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:24 PM (kuFbc)

384 377 361 We had to poop in a slit trench.
I don't see that working out.
Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (QM5S2)

This and writing your name in the snow.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (jxbfJ)

Try pooping your name in the snow. That takes talent. And Chipotle.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:24 PM (NWiLs)

385 Son's a Cub Scout. His den has the duty to God, BUT no part of it was discussed in the meeting. We were told to use the book as a guide and to coordinate with our "place of worship". No further discussion of God/religion took place during meetings. I doubt that will change because they are too worried about alienating anybody.

Posted by: lightning


Actually this is for more practical reasons. The programs and awards are specific to the organized denominations. It's thus up to a sponsoring church (or synagogue or mosque--yes, this was actually noncontroversial for a very long time--or what have you) to guide and certify the process. This also means the Scouts are somewhat dependent on the willingness of clergy to cooperate and support the program...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 12, 2017 02:24 PM (AM1GF)

386 By the way, what on earth do they do with all that cookie sale money? It has to be in the billions. Okay, tens of millions.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 02:24 PM (+lVUW)

387 Iowahawk is right on. This is about destroying a unique institution.

...that there was absolutely nothing wrong with.

This is more of the Frankfurt School method of destroying a society. Just keep on criticizing everything, even if you have to make up something to criticize. Don't ever let up. Bitch, bitch, bitch all the time and never ever stop bitching until the goal is destroyed. Prop up some group to be a mouthpiece and never allow a dissenting viewpoint be heard or even acknowledged.

Then move on to the next target. Wash, rinse, repeat until America is a mere shadow of its former self.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:24 PM (tRaq7)

388 We need to start killing, gutting and wearing the carcas of the left's institutions - start with public education and the teachers unions to send a message.

Posted by: Eli Cash at October 12, 2017 02:25 PM (a+WIL)

389 I forgot all about the Camp Fire Girls. It's funny I saw their
commercials all the time when I was a kid, but I never actually met
anybody who was a Camp Fire Girl.


I was a Troop Ship Girl.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at October 12, 2017 02:25 PM (Tyii7)

390 358
Sexual Harassment Allegation Merit Badge

False Rape Accusation Merit Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (NWiLs)



Potato sack races.

100 yard mattress carry.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 02:25 PM (tbOMB)

391 Thereby hangs a tale. Thirteen-year-old me and my
brother and our Boy Scout Troop had a social encounter (in the form of a
Sock Hop) with the local Girl Scout Troop. Everybody was terrified to
interact or talk, much less actually ask someone to dance. So the
organizers had a deal where every boy had to take off a shoe and put
them in a big pile in the middle of the room. At the signal, the girls
were supposed to grab a shoe and then would have to dance with the owner
of that shoe.



My brother was trying to avoid a particular girl who had a crush on
him. He tried hiding his shoe at the bottom of the pile in hopes that
she would not be able to find it.



Needless to say, when the whistle blew, that girl dove into the pile
of shoes like a dachshund after a chipmunk, nay, like a hobo in a
greased pig contest and emerged triumphantly, holding my brother's shoe
high over head. My brother's shoulders sagged visibly.



To add insult to injury, the next song was the slow dance long play
(7-1/2 minute) version of The Beatles' Let It Be. My brother was a
broken young man by the 4:30 mark. I don't know if he ever recovered.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (wPiJc)
----------------------------


Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 12, 2017 02:25 PM (PY9jH)

392 Pine needles are organic, recyclable, and sustainable.
Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (ZAAkQ)



Also ugly. Seriously, it looks like people raked dead stuff off the yard and under the bushes because what's really needed is a fire hazard.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

393 I forgot all about the Camp Fire Girls. It's funny I saw their commercials all the time when I was a kid, but I never actually met anybody who was a Camp Fire Girl.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:23 PM (ZM2xo)

----------

You can see them on the street. They're the ones with the short frazzly hair.

Posted by: Soona at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (ZAAkQ)

394 384 377 361 We had to poop in a slit trench.
I don't see that working out.
Posted by: Roland THTG at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (QM5S2)

This and writing your name in the snow.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (jxbfJ)

Try pooping your name in the snow. That takes talent. And Chipotle.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:24 PM (NWiLs)

Because Taco Bell would result in nothing but an impressionist painting.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (jxbfJ)

395 390 358
Sexual Harassment Allegation Merit Badge

False Rape Accusation Merit Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:20 PM (NWiLs)



Potato sack races.

100 yard mattress carry.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 12, 2017 02:25 PM (tbOMB)

Bingo Wing Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (NWiLs)

396 This idea came from Harvey Weinstein who has volunteered to lead as many boy scout "Girl packs" as he is able.

Posted by: Reality Man at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (xOBRH)

397 Here is why it is just as bad as it sounds, and worse. What BSA has done is disarmed the Connecticut lawsuit with this policy and pushed the issue to the local level. If you think for one second that a local cub scout pack will be "allowed" by the left to opt out of permitting girls in their pack you are crazy. But now, the local pack has to defend a lawsuit, rather than the national organization. Every single one of them will fold like a cheap suit when faced with this. The same will happen at the Boy Scout level. Someone will not like the "parallel program" idea and the first lawsuit that gets filed will pull it all together into one big co-ed mish mosh. Glad my boys are almost done.

Posted by: Johnny Keynes at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (uXH5Q)

398 The couple "freed from the Taliban" has terrorist connections themselves. The "freed" mail refuses transport to U.S.!

Their captors are the same people who "freed" Bergdahl, in return for 5 of their own.

I hope we didn't have to give up much to "free" this puke.

Posted by: mnw at October 12, 2017 02:26 PM (my9nQ)

399 freed male

Posted by: mnw at October 12, 2017 02:27 PM (my9nQ)

400 Hey, alex, sorry to see the Tribe lose. I thought your boys had it after the first two games, but - baseball.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:27 PM (ZM2xo)

401 Not sure what percentage of the demographic that is. Possibly razor thin.
Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:22 PM (EgwCt)


Not as thin as you might think ( I am one such girl and know many others) but we're still out numbered.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:27 PM (kuFbc)

402 The gender-segregated Boy Scout troops won't be tolerated for long, that's a transitional lie that they're telling. That's by design. None of this is about new opportunities for girls, it's about taking away existing opportunities for boys. The objective is to destroy the organization.

A white boy with a compass finding his way through the woods is intolerable to them, but hordes of invading barbaric Mohammedans walking around with weapons and boners is 'diversity.' Go figure.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 12, 2017 02:27 PM (7Jjpz)

403 344 I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.


It is so hard to find that now.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 12, 2017 02:05 PM (0jtPF)


Scale modeling is about the only activity in which women are nowhere to be found.
Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 02:17 PM (7HtZB)

Football (and men's lacrosse)
But football
Which is why they're trying to kill it

Posted by: dagny at October 12, 2017 02:27 PM (6oU5/)

404 267 OT:

FBI Wipes Clean Cell Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ychzpg3k

Way to build trust guys!
Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (HiDrR)


You're not one of them there conspiracy nuts, are you?

Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2017 02:28 PM (xjiRE)

405 Gloria Steinem Who Needs Boys Badge

The Bicycle Fish Badge.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:29 PM (tRaq7)

406 was there some groundswell of demand from girls to join?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (oGRue)

407 404 267 OT:

FBI Wipes Clean Cell Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ychzpg3k

Way to build trust guys!
Posted by: IrishEi at October 12, 2017 02:04 PM (HiDrR)

You're not one of them there conspiracy nuts, are you?
Posted by: rickl at October 12, 2017 02:28 PM (xjiRE)

Only a conspiracy kook would fail to have total trust, faith and confidence in the brave, upright and incorruptible heroes of state and federal law enforcement.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (NWiLs)

408 364
I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.



There is a certain class of women who cannot abide the thought that a
guy is having fun anywhere without them involved. Not a lot out there,
but enough to make everyone miserable.

----------------

IMO, this class of women who MUST tear down and destroy male fun where it exists is growing by leaps and bounds.

Posted by: Eli Cash at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (a+WIL)

409 Scale modeling is about the only activity in which women are nowhere to be found.

==

Theres a very popular woman on youtube what does that, modeling for dungeons no less.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (z2W2E)

410 FBI Wipes Clean Cell Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses


Huh? What? What time is it?

Posted by: Jeff SezZzions at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (Tyii7)

411 Posted by: Muldoon at October 12, 2017 02:11 PM (wPiJc)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (kuFbc)

412 Campfire girls came out of the YWCA with Indian Guides as the boys program from the YMCA. Where/when I grew up there wasn't any Girl Scout program and all the girls joined Campfire girls or their Bluebirds which were the younger ones like Cub Scouts were for boys.

I haven't heard anything about them where I am since the YWCA and the YMCA combined as the Y-Center and got left oriented management in the 70s.

Posted by: geoffb at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (zOpu5)

413 Hey, Hillary will be donating some percentage of the money she got from Weinstein to charity, you know, the Clinton Foundation.

Posted by: OCBill at October 12, 2017 02:31 PM (df+Zi)

414 "Metro areas have great influence due to money and membership numbers. Metro areas mean blue model. I think you can work out the rest from there."


When I was Cubmaster for my son's pack, some pushy lefty mom suggested we rename the Christma party and get rid of Santa Claus to be more "inclusive". I declined her suggestion.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 12, 2017 02:31 PM (OD2ni)

415 I wanted to be a Boy Scout but was turned away. Then the Marines turned me away. Last November I was turned away again. But I'm in no ways taaaard! Just drunk.

Posted by: Hillary 2020! at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (bc2Lc)

416 My wife has led a GS troop for a couple of years. Each troop is as conservative or liberal as it's leaders want it to be. The crazy-ass abortion scouts are led by crazy-ass leaders.

Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (eAZVt)

417 Is there a dearth of AHG troops around the country? It was brought up on the ONT, EMT, here, and still no conclusion to:

"Why the need to join BSA if there is a GSA?"
"Because GSA sucks"
"Why does GSA suck"
"Because it doesn't let girls do the same fun activities, and it supports PP"
"AHG lets girls do the same activities, and it doesn't support PP"

???

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (/qEW2)

418
A BSA black caucus is in order.
Posted by: Les Kinetic


Auntie Maxine as Den Mutha

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (IqV8l)

419 Teach a Boy Not to Rape Merit Badge

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (NWiLs)

420
Only a conspiracy kook would fail to have total trust, faith and confidence in the brave, upright and incorruptible heroes of state and federal law enforcement.

Posted by: Insomniac
_________________

That's what I keep telling everybody!

~fist bump~

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (qwWmT)

421 The Left grinds away persistently and unrelentingly, until they reach their goal. They've been trying to destroy the Boy Scouts for years, and have pretty much finished the job.

Will they sell Boy Scout cookies now?

Posted by: phineas gage at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (ALDN3)

422 The BSA Burka will be designed like a bivy sack you wear.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (mcI77)

423 Child and teen obesity soar globally.Isn't this a somewhat good thing?

https://youtu.be/mz3CPzdCDws

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (rmVvL)

424 FBI Wipes Clean Cell Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses
---
Going forward, I'm just going to assume, until proven otherwise, that the Vegas Shooter was a deep state operative looking to reduce the population available to vote for American-friendly political candidates.

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (XQvuQ)

425 Just got through nailing down the shingles along the ridgeline of my garage. Ain't about to say it looks grand or anything but shit, its done. I almost thought I'd break my damned hip doing that.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (z2W2E)

426 My brother's shoulders sagged visibly.
To add insult to injury, the next song was the slow dance long play (7-1/2 minute) version of The Beatles' Let It Be. My brother was a broken young man by the 4:30 mark. I don't know if he ever recovered.

Posted by: Muldoon



Didn't anyone think to check his eyes and see if he was blinking "shoot me!" in Morse Code?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (gR+IE)

427 Wasn't there a Brady Bunch episode about this?

They were always so edgy that way...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (oGRue)

428 was there some groundswell of demand from girls to join?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 12, 2017 02:30 PM (oGRue)

I do think there was some definite legit interest. You cannot underestimate how lame girl scouts has become.

But most of it is just made-up bullshit, part of a plan to destroy what's left of scouting.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (kuFbc)

429 BSA?
GSA??
THERE IS ONLY BSGA!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (EtE0a)

430 Just got through nailing down the shingles along the ridgeline of my garage. Ain't about to say it looks grand or anything but shit, its done. I almost thought I'd break my damned hip doing that.
Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (z2W2E)

------

Did you seal the nail heads??

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (8XRCm)

431 Hey, alex, sorry to see the Tribe lose. I thought your boys had it after the first two games, but - baseball.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:27 PM (ZM2xo)



Thanks. I'm sad but ever since the 22 game win streak I've been saying they'd be out in the ALDS because the Baseball Gods are jealous gods indeed.


Here, Horde.

Have a squirrel trying to bury a nut in a Bernese Mountain Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPOSdyA7Uo


The expression on the dog's face is awesome.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

432 Gloria Steinem Who Needs Boys Badge

The Bicycle Fish Badge.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:29 PM (tRaq7)


Also, the Playboy Bunny Club Badge. Can you deliver a plate of hot dog and baked beans to the male members of the troop in six inch heels?

She *owns* that, too. I don't for a minute believe her story that she took that job for *research*.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (EgwCt)

433 Child and teen obesity soar globally.Isn't this a somewhat good thing?


I have something heavy on my heart, Miss Crabtree!

Posted by: Chubsy-Ubsy at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (Tyii7)

434 NJ - Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop

http://tinyurl.com/yb8vmk3g

Posted by: McCool at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (sZaoP)

435 What always gets me is that the person(s) who clamor the most for some change isn't anyone affected.

They just decided it was unfair or racist or sexist or whatever "ist" and began rallying to make the changes.

Same as with the politically correct ethnic culture theft crap.

The Indians never really were bothered by Atlanta or any of the hundreds of schools that changed their team names out of respect/fear of Native Americans.

It's always some wilting flower who's not an (insert ethnic category here) and probably doesn't know any (insert ethnic category here) who's at the heart of the fight.

Dude. Who stole my country?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (FggAv)

436 "Scale modeling is about the only activity in which women are nowhere to be found."


My son's troop runs concessions for a sale/swap meeting for a local antique radio club. No women in sight. Very diverse racially though.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (OD2ni)

437 I just wanted something for my sons that was male-only.

Try youth lacrosse. Boys running around hitting each other with sticks. Does not get any better than that.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (kUmUV)

438 Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 02:33 PM (z2W2E)

I hope mrs bigby gives you the sexual reward you so deeply deserve!

Men doing manly shit is very arousing!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (kuFbc)

439 NJ - Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop

http://tinyurl.com/yb8vmk3g

Posted by: McCool at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (sZaoP)



I'm going to assume that's a snowbird who was just back up in NJ from FL for the summer. Because FL has to be involved in that somehow.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (mf5HN)

440 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (FggAv)

441 Boys have a penis
Girls have a...
awww fuck it

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (HgMAr)

442 423 Child and teen obesity soar globally.Isn't this a somewhat good thing?

https://youtu.be/mz3CPzdCDws

Posted by: steevy at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (rmVvL)

There are a few outliers - I don't think anybody is worried that their dresses make their assed look fat in Venezuela or NK. Well, nobody outside Maduro's and Little Kim's inner circle, anyway.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (ZM2xo)

443 Pine needles are organic, recyclable, and sustainable.

Down here, they attract roaches like you got no idea.

Due to that, when I rake the yard here at stately Casa Backwardio, the lizards love it because lunch. They follow me around while I do it.

Had one lizard sit next to me on the back porch for a couple of days afterward with a look like, "Are you gonna do yardwork today? Huh? Huh? Are you?"

I'm the Lizard King here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:36 PM (tRaq7)

444 431
Here, Horde.

Have a squirrel trying to bury a nut in a Bernese Mountain Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPOSdyA7Uo


The expression on the dog's face is awesome.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (mf5HN)


Phrasing.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:36 PM (jxbfJ)

445 The Indians losing ruins baseball for me this season at least. I really do not give a crap about the rest of the post season. The only people who actually wanted the Yankees to win were already Yankees fans. The rest of baseball wanted the Indians in there.

ever since the 22 game win streak I've been saying they'd be out in the ALDS

I feared the same thing because I've seen it happen over and over. The best team doesn't always win. Yankees over Mariners because the Yanks played the best game of their entire season. Too often a team goes on a huge tear then has nothing left in the post season.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2017 02:36 PM (39g3+)

446 The question is will the Girl Scouts admit the Boy Scouts. Cause that's what the Boy Scouts really want...

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 12, 2017 02:36 PM (DrC22)

447 I said it two weeks ago--the Indians were peaking too early.

Also, when you have the Yankees down, you've to finish the job. Take it from the sad experience of a Red Sox fan who remembers Bucky Dent.

Posted by: phineas gage at October 12, 2017 02:36 PM (ALDN3)

448 NJ - Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop
---
Hopefully with the other hand.

Posted by: Methos at October 12, 2017 02:37 PM (XQvuQ)

449
Have a squirrel trying to bury a nut in a Bernese Mountain Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPOSdyA7Uo


The expression on the dog's face is awesome.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

I was expecting something slightly difference based on the description. LOL.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 12, 2017 02:37 PM (NWiLs)

450 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (FggAv)

-----

My second grade teacher had to 70 years old.

So.

No.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 02:37 PM (8XRCm)

451 There's a lot of people in the Trump administration I'd like to see gone, but for some reason I want this guy gone the most:

https://tinyurl.com/yd7r9vss

Posted by: phineas gage at October 12, 2017 02:37 PM (ALDN3)

452 Will they sell Boy Scout cookies now?
Posted by: phineas gage at October 12, 2017 02:32 PM (ALDN3)

----------------------------------

jerky

Posted by: RioBravo at October 12, 2017 02:37 PM (giT7q)

453 >>>Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop

Is it more impressive to masturbate with your dominant hand and punch with non-dominant or the other way around? This illustrates the importance of bilateral training!! I think I saw a CrossFit box doing these workouts!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 12, 2017 02:37 PM (EtE0a)

454 Have a squirrel trying to bury a nut in a Bernese Mountain Dog.
The expression on the dog's face is awesome.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

----

Phrasing.

And no frickin way Im clicking that at work.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 02:38 PM (8XRCm)

455 "440 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?"


Not me. But mine was a nun.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 12, 2017 02:38 PM (OD2ni)

456
NJ - Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop

http://tinyurl.com/yb8vmk3g

Posted by: McCool
______________________

Weinstien sighting?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 12, 2017 02:38 PM (YNvhr)

457 They going to teach the girls to wipe with poison oak?

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2017 02:38 PM (HgMAr)

458 Get your son into playing role playing games like D&D. Not a lot of girls involved in that, still.

Inexplicably, to me. Girls roleplay their entire life. It comes naturally to them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2017 02:39 PM (39g3+)

459 Nood

Posted by: tu3031 at October 12, 2017 02:39 PM (O5Q3r)

460 Anthony Bourdain is a twat in the magnitude of Keef Olberman. Piss be upon him. Arrogant sipper of penis. And, Jew hater.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


His tweets "attacking" Hillary are hilarious.
Let's just say, it hurts him deeply to have to admit that she disappoints him. He really needs to just put on his pink pussy hat.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 12, 2017 02:39 PM (+lVUW)

461 The expression on the dog's face is awesome.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

Thanks; I will send it to my sister and BIL. They have had Bernese Mountain goes for years. They are all named after famous Western or Southern people Custer and Libby (Custer's wife) Jackson and Sherman. etc. They now have agrown dog and a puppy who in usual puppy fashion is driving the crazy temporarily.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2017 02:39 PM (iVOAv)

462 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That



Combined age of my grade school teachers K-8 (9 teachers) was approaching 520 yrs old.

So, no.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (gR+IE)

463 NJ - Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop \

---

Tami must be headed for her bunk

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (oGRue)

464 457 They going to teach the girls to wipe with poison oak?
Posted by: wth at October 12, 2017 02:38 PM (HgMAr)

Leaves of three -
Don't squat here and pee

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (jxbfJ)

465 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (FggAv)

4th grade. Miss Eagen. Smoking hot '60s mod chick with the first 1964 1/2 Mustang, red interior, white exterior, that we boys got to see close up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (QLvwG)

466 Inexplicably, to me. Girls roleplay their entire life. It comes naturally to them.
---
ThAC0 is hard

Posted by: 2017 high school Barbie at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (XQvuQ)

467 I live in an area where we still have original (not politically correct) Indian Guide and Indian Princess programs. Dads and Sons, Dads and daughters. Not as structured so the kids get to be actual kids like I was growing up without a hover parent on their asses every minute. Dads all look out for the kids, and have a few beers by the campfire too.

Both son and daughter have .22s and we went out shooting last weekend.

I also help coach my sons youth football team with other dads who are conservative. The only thing unacceptable is a lack of effort. A non participation trophy attitude. (Though with current general upbringing attitudes and all of the frigging medication that goes on many full speed drills drills seem half speed).

I was a cub scout (for a short while) in my youth and a Cav Scout as an adult. I hope to prepare my son for the latter, should he choose to serve his country. It's work but it can be done.

Posted by: Keith at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (USf3s)

468 GS cookies > popcorn. Sorry, it's true!

Posted by: FBI Guy at October 12, 2017 02:40 PM (eAZVt)

469 441 Boys have a penis
Girls have a...
awww fuck it
Posted by: wth at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (HgMAr)

---

words to live by

Posted by: H Weinstein at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (oGRue)

470 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 12, 2017 02:36 PM (tRaq7)

I got some kind of evergreen behind my house. It's gonna be the death of me yet.

In spring it spreads a fine pollen all over the house, my car etc.

During the summer it dribbles sap that the wind blows all over the house, my car etc.

Then comes fall and it drops pine cones all over the house, my car etc.

And the pine needles that clog my rain gutters and fall all over my house, my car etc.

Top it all off the trees are on the edge of a rise and they look like they might fall over in a good wind.

They don't belong to me, I can't cut them down, or trim them and I don't know how to find the farmer (or whoever) who owns the field they border to tell him to do something. Or whether he would or not.

I'm a lover of nature and the natural order of things but I hate these trees with a white hot hate that lasts all year.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (FggAv)

471 The boyish scouts.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (nQHw/)

472 How long was I walking around with that sock on my head?

Posted by: Chris M at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (eAZVt)

473 450 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?

My 2nd grade teacher was a nun. Sister Mary Francis. She was in her 60's and I think she smoked cigars.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (mcI77)

474 My second grade teacher was a gorgeous 20 something hippie chick, the only cute teacher I ever had in school. We all had a crush on her. I remember being fascinated with the tip of her nose, it had this little flat part. I don't know why it caught my eye, probably because i was too shy to look her in the eyes.

She drove this cool gold '68 firebird, too. She would lead us in songs, mostly Gordon Lightfoot, CSNY and stuff like that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (39g3+)

475 Phrasing.

And no frickin way Im clicking that at work.
Posted by: fixerupper at October 12, 2017 02:38 PM (8XRCm)



*makes grry hands at Horde*

Please to be viewing the cute video of an actual tree rat and an actual Bernese Mountain Dog in which said tree rat has a fruit consisting of a hard or tough shell around an edible kernel which the tree rat then attempts to place in the dog's fur.

Not what you pervy mcperverts assume I meant.

*grry hands*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 12, 2017 02:42 PM (mf5HN)

476
Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (FggAv)


I'll bare-knuckles fight anyone who claims they had a hotter second grade teacher then I had. She's still the 24 year old of my memories. Short skirts, great legs, and stockings. Every day. What a combination.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 12, 2017 02:42 PM (EgwCt)

477 Merit Badge for Drama

Posted by: Under Fire at October 12, 2017 02:42 PM (mcI77)

478 How long was I walking around with that sock on my head?

Posted by: Chris M at October 12, 2017 02:41 PM (eAZVt)
............

Chris, keep that sock in your tent!

Posted by: Scout Leader at October 12, 2017 02:43 PM (HgMAr)

479 Are there a lot of libtards who are disappointed with GSA? Then they should seek to reform it. BSA has no obligation to admit people who will degrade the organization, or try to "redistribute" its funds to feminist causes.

Are there a lot of conservatives in search of an alternative to GSA? Then they should coordinate with AHG in order to make it more accessible.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 12, 2017 02:44 PM (/qEW2)

480 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?
=====

Yes, I do. Kids cried when they learned they had the mean old lady. She is a teacher I totally learned to respect and loved. Long gone, but Mrs Stephenson was a great teacher. The young pretty ones didn't last long.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 02:44 PM (MIKMs)

481 Did you seal the nail heads??

===

No. Roof will be torn off in a couple years anyway, plus plywood.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at October 12, 2017 02:44 PM (z2W2E)

482 The young pretty ones didn't last long.
Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2017 02:44 PM (MIKMs)

Generally the young pretty ones got married and popped out their own batch of kids.

All that college training out the door. Except for their children. Although having a teacher for a Mom is a two edged sword.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:47 PM (FggAv)

483 The only people who actually wanted the Yankees to win were already Yankees fans. The rest of baseball wanted the Indians in there.


Yes. Very bummed.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 12, 2017 02:48 PM (kuFbc)

484 NJ - Naked masturbating guy punches mall cop

--------

They should be happy someone's visiting a mall. Sears should have followed this business model.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 02:49 PM (7HtZB)

485 2nd grade teacher? No. Seventh grade algebra teacher who was just out of university, wore miniskirts, and sat on the front of her desk right in front of mine? I very nearly failed the class.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 12, 2017 02:49 PM (7ZVPa)

486 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?
=====

Not still, but my 2nd grade teacher was indeed my first crush.

Posted by: josephistan at October 12, 2017 02:50 PM (7HtZB)

487 Alas, Tom Lehrer's song will be obsolete. It ends:

If you're looking for adventures of a new and different kind
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined,
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered,
Be Prepared!

Posted by: George LeS at October 12, 2017 02:51 PM (+TcCF)

488 As a Yankees fan, I bathe in all your tears.

Unapologetically, too - the rest of my pro teams are the 0-5 Giants, the sliding into mediocrity Rangers (8 fucking goals allowed to the Leads? Really?) and the Knicks, the biggest laughingstock in professional sports.

Posted by: radar at October 12, 2017 02:53 PM (uvNo4)

489 "The only people who actually wanted the Yankees to win were already Yankees fans. The rest of baseball wanted the Indians in there.


Yes. Very bummed."

Yup. And I don't have a huge stake one way or the other, but I have a sense the Cubs are in trouble with the Nationals as well.

Posted by: RM at October 12, 2017 02:54 PM (U3LtS)

490 I was 14 when this really rich fella built a pretty nice lake and facilities for the boy scouts on one side and the girl scouts on the other. Boat theft was quite common. On both sides.

I predict hilarity will be the order of the day

Posted by: Dave of Dodge at October 12, 2017 02:56 PM (eXZrW)

491 Yes, it is that bad, Ace. So bad that I am turning in my membership and dropping all support for Scouting. And I was a Scout as a kid and an adult leader. 30 years of service. And I quit

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at October 12, 2017 03:05 PM (yVcLV)

492 In regards to Iowahawk, disagree a bit

1. Identify a respected institution

2. Infiltrate it

3. change it to supporting leftism

4. Use it to achieve your leftist goals

Posted by: William Teach at October 12, 2017 03:09 PM (9bIJl)

493 I'm a Cubmaster for my son's Pack and am myself an Eagle Scout. My grandfather was personally recruited into the Scouts by Baden Powell himself in 1913. We have over a dozen Eagles in the family. I am strongly in favor of this change. 1) There is no plan to change the program. If there was, the volunteer base would revolt. I attended a meeting of over 200 local volunteers in my Council and I assure you there was no suggestion of 'dumbing down' or making it easier. Not a single person there would have supported that. 2) Girl Scouts have gone pretty well full SJW. Boy Scouts still have faith requirements, and are, despite the leadership rules forced on them by the Left (BSA did not go willingly), a substantially more traditional and conservative organization. Don't we want all kids learning to be Trustworthy, Loyal, etc.?? 3) The Boy Scouts national and regional organizations are *vastly* superior to Girl Scouts. The unit support, training, materials, etc., are incomparably better. 4) American Heritage Girls are not an option for many people. Not enough troops. They are frankly too religious for many people's tastes. Boy Scouts expect faithful kids, but aren't in your face about it like AHG. 5) Lots of girls *want* to do stuff like camp, shoot guns, climb trees, tie knots, canoe, hike, etc. *Some* GSA troops do that stuff, but not all. Some girls don't want to spend all year selling cookies and talking about their feelings. 6) Will it be tricky to manage the hormones? Yeah, it may well be. So what? Boy Scouts are supposed to be good citizens and respect people, so what's the big deal expecting the boys (and girls) to live up to that and keep it in their pants? 4H manages it. So do most other youth organizations, and even Scouts do with Explorers, Venture Scouts, STEM Scouts, and Sea Scouts which are co-ed. This is a red herring argument.

Posted by: Guy in Texas at October 12, 2017 03:10 PM (PcITQ)

494
I assume they're trying to shore up their membership #s. More than a few Christians yanked their kids out and put them into alternatives when they let teh gheys in. Why not cannibalize the Girl Scout membership?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at October 12, 2017 03:13 PM (wPVDQ)

495 Ace I'm surprised to see you give this a kind of pass. You think they will stop at separate dens for boys and girls? Cmon. Within 24 months there will be court case brought against them for discriminating and ... voila. Co-ed scouting.

This just seems so obvious.

Posted by: Edmund C at October 12, 2017 03:40 PM (PUP8K)

496 Given how left wing the Girl Scouts have become, I'm scoring this as a culture war win, for now.

Posted by: Greg Q at October 12, 2017 03:44 PM (BuiC1)

497
Posted by: Guy in Texas at October 12, 2017 03:10 PM (PcITQ)


Testify

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 12, 2017 03:50 PM (pNxlR)

498 I'm an Eagle Scout. My daughter is 10, and really wanted to join Girl Scouts. I really hesitated with it, because I hate the lefty org GSA has become, especially fully embracing Komen, etal. I made the compromise that I would let her do it, but I wouldn't get involved myself.

I would have her in a girls only den under the BSA in a heartbeat. I got over the initial shock, and thought about it, and if it hurts the GSA, I'm for it.

Posted by: VuLaw2003 at October 12, 2017 04:12 PM (h+uBJ)

499 This is only half of the story. The Girl Scouts are not happy about this. Presumably, they see the potential for a severe drop in membership. It won't be long until the same mouthbreathers that argued for the admission for girls into the "Boy" Scouts will start whining about the decline of the all empowering Girl Scouts.

I love how these jackasses don't even give a thought to consequences. We've seen the same premise with the admission transgenders into the female athletic competitions. Immediate gratification wrapped up in self-importance and feelings is freakin hilarious when the bottom drops out.

Posted by: Orson at October 12, 2017 04:21 PM (6yiof)

500 They already admit girls who think they're boys, so why not admit mentally healthy girls too?

Posted by: Stephen at October 12, 2017 04:35 PM (OuJeg)

501 This is no different from the situation that existed in NINETEEN OH NINE. As authorised and approved BY LORD BADEN-POWELL HIMSELF.

Stop whining.

Posted by: perturbed at October 12, 2017 05:35 PM (H/7ko)

502 That would have made Boy Scout camping a lot more interesting back in the 50s.

Posted by: Viator at October 12, 2017 05:56 PM (Ueq18)

503 440 Is it just me or do any of you guys also still have a crush on your 2nd grade teacher?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead) at October 12, 2017 02:35 PM (FggAv)

The memory is a very powerful thing. I still debate on who my first crush could be (narrowed down to three women).

Posted by: CatchThirtyThr33 at October 12, 2017 07:03 PM (54jWf)

504 I run a cub scouts in the UK, and we've been admitting girls in mixed packs for a while. My own daughter goes, and to be honest, I think they find it a heck of a lot more fun than being in brownies or guides. Obviously, as a moron, I plan on raising my daughter to be capable and this is one way I get to do it.

We even do mixed camps here. When possible, girls should be separated for sleeping, but if we can't, they get to sleep in the big tent with the lads. We designate a bathroom for girls, and one for boys.

In the US (I ran a pack over there), camping was pretty much each cub bringing a parent and them staying in a tent each. Obviously, with girls it won't be much different, but it doesn't appear they are doing mixed packs there.

What does bug me is that guides and brownies here don't have to allow boys in. Not that they would want to join, but isn't that the crux of the problem? Seems girls want to do boy stuff because we do the cool stuff.

However, why not start a girls version of scouts which is like brownies but more badass. Camping, shooting, archery etc. No, we still have to change all the male institution.

Iowahawks quote is very true in the sense that the left don't have any good institutions to lose. Name one thing a (probably white) male would want from any institution on the left? Stuff we do is awesome and that is what they can't stand, and rather than do their own version of it, they have to jump on the same bandwagon.


Posted by: delphi_pa at October 12, 2017 07:20 PM (HPHHZ)

505 Maybe the Girl Scouts could re-organize as the 'Junior Anti-Sex League.'

I wonder what Junior Anti-Sex League Cookies will taste like.

Posted by: RNB at October 12, 2017 09:51 PM (DjjZJ)

506 Folks, the Girl Scouts long ago got taken over by the Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.

I went to a jobs fair a few years ago, and as a Girl Scout from the 1960s (when it was still about archery, canoing, primitive camping in the mountains, and adventure, and a BLAST), I was interested in the GSA booth.

Two grim-looking lesbian hags were running it. When I started to reminisce about the glory days, they gave me the Lesbo Basilisk Glare of Doom. Seriously, they just about vibed me out of the conference hall.

I looked online later, and sure enough: my beloved Girl Scouts has become all SJW bullshit, heavily into sexual perversion, all the time. No more of this patriotism, clean mind and sound body, wholesome outdoor activities led by the more adventurous moms as the leaders.

God, I hate, hate, hate, hate leftists. They really are demonic. They destroy absolutely everything that is good and pure about life.

Posted by: Beverly at October 13, 2017 02:23 AM (jnQCl)

507 When the Boy Scouts "leadership" (I'm looking at you, Rex Tillerson) decided to let sodomites into the troops AND take the boys on camping trips in the woods -- WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? -- I knew those cowards had also gone over to the Devil.

They've been a dead group walking ever since.

Posted by: Beverly at October 13, 2017 02:25 AM (jnQCl)

508 You people really are a bunch of sad maladjusted losers aren't you

Posted by: Sucks to be you at October 13, 2017 02:32 AM (46n2O)

509 They already have teh GIRL SCOUTS for this.

The BSA decided to let Gay scoutmasters the money train dried up. Now what we are seeing is DESPERATION.

Posted by: Fisht at October 13, 2017 07:35 AM (zOqbT)

510 I have to disagree with many of the posts on here. I am a loyal AOSHQ reader and have been for years. While this may be about caving into the left at the national level, this is not about that at the local level. Here in west of the Mississippi, the Girl Scouts are about diversity, cookies, and story telling. They are run by soccer moms, who are (more often than not) uninformed liberals by virtue of tuning into Oprah and The View. a typical, girl scout outing around here is camping in cabins within 20 miles of a mall. By contrast, the Boy Scouts, and their co-ed program Venturing, is about self-sufficiency, wilderness-based skills and leadership. When my son joined BSA, my daughter, seeing how cool it was left GSA and joined BSA's coed Venturing. This is one of the few orgs left that teaches unabashed Americanism. Does the left hate it?
Of course they do. They hate everything that derives from traditional American values. That said, with the exception of 4H, there is NOTHING for girls that even approaches the life skills and leadership experience in BSA. And yeah, they will prolly change the name from Boy Scouts to Scouts. So what? Big deal. This organization is 85% All-American (there are a few pinkos, particularly on the coasts, but not many). We should support that. Girls are already in BSA Venturing -- letting them earn Eagle is good for them, good for BSA and damn good for the USA.

Posted by: Harry Flashman at October 13, 2017 02:02 PM (w+yFC)

511 I was once in the Boy Scouts, but I got kicked out for eating Brownies!!!

Posted by: Hangtown Bob at October 15, 2017 09:52 AM (uiIpX)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.08, elapsed 0.072 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0139 seconds, 520 records returned.
Page size 261 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat