Back on August 24th, the Girls Scouts of America were quite upset
October 12, 2017 11:50pm CST
I wrote about this fuss back then. They were right! Today, the Boy Scouts of America announced that, 'due to demand' they are now opening their ranks to girls. I would not be surprised to see the Girl Scouts file suit for alienation of affection or something. Some say that the Boy Scouts are doing this because they are losing members and fear for their survival. I would not be surprised if this is true. I voiced the opinion, back in August, that they should leave well enough alone. Girls thrive in non-competitive situations and the boys try to take over. Now, the Boy Scouts have admitted they are after the girls too. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Were you a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout? I was neither. May the best Scout win!
11 people like this
• Gainesville, Florida
I wondering if there can be an amicable way to resolve this in a way that both come out winners and ensure their survival. Why don't they merge together into one organization, and just call it Scouting or Scouts or something like that. Then they can both keep their individual troops, but meet together on the same nights for group activities before splitting off into boys and girls to do separate activities. On weekend adventures, boys can partake in girls adventures and girls can partake in boys adventures. Or something like that. If both sides truly want what's best for their organization, they will find a way to work closely together as one unit.
• United States
I was a girl scout for many years and enjoyed my time there. I think it's crazy that the Boy Scouts are now accepting girls and wonder why it has become such an issue that everything has to be open to both boys and girls these days.
• Melbourne, Florida
I was a Girl Scout and a Brownie. For those of you that do not know what a Brownie is, it is the younger version of the Girl Scout. After a certain age the Brownie can "fly up" and become a Girl Scout. I was a Brownie leader when my daughter was old enough to be in the Brownies and I had a great time. I had about 24 girls in my troop and we had so much fun. I did have a friend be my assistant and her daughter was in the troop also. When I was the right age my mom became a Brownie leader to and that was the start of many years of fun and learning new things and enjoying girls of all races and ages.