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stricken
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Scout Who's

Postby stricken » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 am

Maybe I'm just old and think backwards but why is the name Boy Scouts??? and Girl Scouts of America??? And before I'm taken wrong and gnashed amongst the usual suspects let me say I believe in equality for all. But if we continue to beat the gender horse and definition then I'm afraid we all will be standing in one big restroom one day and I kinda get nightmares about that one.

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Re: Scout Who's

Postby alilfurther » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:24 pm

I agree what girl wants to be in the boy scouts weird. just wierd

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Re: Scout Who's

Postby rippleish20 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:27 pm

My guess is that the Boy Scouts continue to see declining numbers. The inclusion of girls is probably an effort to help the Boy Scouts survive...


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/boy ... bsofficial

The new plan: Starting next year, the Boy Scouts will create separate boys and girls Cub Scout dens, its smallest unit. Those dens can be combined to create Cub Scout packs. Older girls may enter a new program as early as 2019 which will qualify them for the Eagle Scout rank.

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Re: Scout Who's

Postby rippleish20 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 pm

alilfurther wrote:I agree what girl wants to be in the boy scouts weird. just wierd



https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/23/us/g ... .html?_r=1

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Re: Scout Who's

Postby dr bakes » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:56 am

rippleish20 wrote:
alilfurther wrote:I agree what girl wants to be in the boy scouts weird. just wierd



https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/23/us/g ... .html?_r=1

I have always thought that you don't tell women or girls what they can and can't do.
I'd like to find the proper potion
That's gonna capture your emotion

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Re: Scout Who's

Postby AaronK » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:49 am

Maybe I'm just old and think backwards but why is the name Boy Scouts??? and Girl Scouts of America??? And before I'm taken wrong and gnashed amongst the usual suspects let me say I believe in equality for all. But if we continue to beat the gender horse and definition then I'm afraid we all will be standing in one big restroom one day and I kinda get nightmares about that one.


Well, do you want the long answer or the short answer?
I've been a scout and leader since 1979 and both my children are in the program, so I have some insider perspective on an answer.


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