Since we are no longer allowed to celebrate the differences between males and females, the Boy Scouts are set to admit girls into their organization, and with the new moronic confusion between “equality” and “sameness” comes a brand new politically correct name: Scouts BSA.
The Boy Scouts of America announced the new name on Wednesday, adding that the change will take effect in February.
“Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and ‘incredibly fun’ deliberations before the new name was chosen,” reports The New York Post, adding, “Surbaugh predicted that both boys and girls in Scouts BSA would refer to themselves simply as scouts, rather than adding ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ as a modifier.”
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” he said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”
Parent organization Boy Scouts of America, though, will keep their name; same as the Cub Scouts.
The Cub Scouts have already been accepting girls in their traditionally boys-only units, seeing around 3,000 girls sign up thus far. The “Scouts BSA” will accept girls by next year.
Surbaugh noted that there will be separate units for boys and girls within Scouts BSA.
“If the best fit for your girl is the Girl Scouts, that’s fantastic,” he said. “If it’s not them, it might be us.”
But not everyone is pleased about the gender-blind change, namely the Girl Scouts organization, which has recently seen dramatic drops in membership.
“Girl Scout leaders said they were blindsided by the move, and they are gearing up an aggressive campaign to recruit and retain girls as members,” notes the Post.
“Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls,” said Girl Scouts’ CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “We are, and will remain, the first choice for girls and parents who want to provide their girls opportunities to build new skills … and grow into happy, successful, civically engaged adults.”
Fiona Cummings, a regional leader for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, blasted Scouts BSA’s decision to include girls. “How do you manage these strategic tensions?” asked Cummings. “We both need to increase our membership numbers.”