A reader sends:
The Long March to destroy American bastions of traditional values continues. Boy Scouts of America has announced (to great media fanfare) that it will now allow “transgender” children to join Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs. But that isn’t the whole story. Read the announcement and see for yourself. Instead of going by which gender is marked on the birth certificate, BSA now says it will go by what gender is marked on the Boy Scout/Cub Scout application.
This means girls can now join Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs simply by checking the “BOY” box on the application. Think about the implications of that, particularly for Boy Scout Troops.
–Youth Protection Training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee members, and other assorted Scouters currently does not address biological females in the Troop. Who will the biological female Boy Scouts share tents with? Where will their latrine facilities be established in the field? How will they be housed and showered at summer camp?
–Putting young females into a Troop of 11yo-18yo boys in puberty means Troop camaraderie, teamwork, and cohesion will be savagely impacted by the biological drive at that age to impress females and seek their attention (and their affection). How will that impact a Troop’s ability to perform its mission of instilling virtues and values into young boys so they will be virtuous young men?
–What effect will this have on recruiting, morale, and retention as Boy Scout Troop activities become tailored to accommodate females? Are there enough “biological females who consider themselves male” to make up for the inevitable exodus of Boy Scouts and adult leaders?
–In that same vein, what happens when backpacking, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities are adjudged to be “too strenuous” for the girls in the Troop? At what point does a Scoutmaster throw up his hands and let the female parents say, “a 5 mile hike is too much for Chris/Pat/whatever. She — I mean, he cannot keep up with the other boys!” (Admit it — you know this will be far more common than the tough tomboy who can keep up the pace). Does that enhance or detract from the Boy Scout Troops’ mission of instilling mental toughness and physical stamina in the young boys who seek to become virtuous young men?
–Currently, BSA Youth Protection Training relies heavily upon what is called “Two-Deep Leadership.” A Boy Scout Troop event cannot take place without two adult leaders present. With the introduction of biological females (aka “girls” regardless of their gender identity) into the Boy Scout Troop as fully-fledged Boy Scouts, will Troops now REQUIRE that a troop with a “transgender” Scout have a female Assistant Scoutmaster present at all Troop activities?
–Men know what it was like to be a boy between ages 11 and 18, particularly that constant blast of hormones which affect behavior, and they more fully understand how to manage & direct the boys’ behavior back toward virtue and values. Women simply do not, any more than a man can know what it’s like to menstruate or be pregnant. This is not to discount the value of women, but it is like hiring a mechanical engineer to do a civil engineer’s job: Both are experts in their field, but a mechanical engineer will never understand grading, subsurface soil conditions, or water-flow direction like his civil engineering counterpart. Especially in this age when feminists view boys as “defective girls.”
–This BSA headquarters-directed policy took effect Jan 30, 2017. Two days later, local Boy Scout Councils have not issued guidance to individual Troops on how to implement this policy. Supposing a cute, girly, 15yo cheerleader-type girl announces she wants to join your son’s Troop, and marks the BOY box on her application. She doesn’t appear to be transgender. (You know this is coming as The Left continues to push the boundaries to destroy classic American-values-based institutions.) What to do? Troops are currently directionless. Does your Troop’s adult leadership reject her application because she doesn’t seem to really think she’s a “boy?” If so, does BSA HQ punish your Troop once it hits the press and receives negative attention?
–A truly “transgender” biological female child at age 11-18 is more likely to be a pawn of their parent’s or parents’ political-sexual virtue signaling than to have made a conscious decision to be a male. If this “biological female who identifies as male” is admitted into a Troop, that then injects the parents’ political-sexual virtue-signaling politics into the Troop dynamic. The Boy Scouts in the Troop have enough demands on their time with part-time jobs, marching band, sports, JROTC, dating, etc. to interfere with earning merit badges and attaining rank. Now BSA HQ is formally welcoming gender-identity politics into this mix? I thought parents encouraged their boys to join a Boy Scout Troop to avoid that stuff, not become embroiled in it.
–If BSA HQ thought gender-confused girls so badly need what a Boy Scout Troop can offer, wouldn’t they have been better off to buy out the sad husk of what was once a noble institution, Girl Scouts of America, and replace GSA’s tenets with the Boy Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Slogan, Scout Motto, merit badges, and ranks?
Inevitably, this new BSA HQ policy of “allow girls to join Boy Scout Troops as long as they check the ‘I’m a Boy!’ box on the application” is the final step toward simply making Boy Scout Troops fully co-educational. For Boy Scout Troops made up of 11-18yo boys in the throes of puberty, this is a mission distractor, not a mission enhancer.
This is a huge symptom of The Left’s clear intention to destroy any American institution which preserves Western Civilization’s cardinal values of Reason, Science, Liberty, and Individual Rights. Destroying the intact family was not enough.
And they will not stop until the rest of America is destroyed.