In October, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it will soon allow girls to become Cub Scounts, and even to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout – the organization’s highest honor. “We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children,” the Boy Scouts chief executive said.
The board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since it’s inception over 100 years ago. The local dens will remain single-gendered, however. “Cub Scout dens will be single-gender – all boys or all girls,” said the organization in a statement. A separate program for older girls will be made available in 2019, reports say. Although the smallest unit of Scouts known as dens will be single-gender, larger bodies within the structure and camps will be co-ed.
Phyllis Schlafly would surely have much to say on this story, as the feminist agenda seems to have torn down another structure that recognized inherent differences in boys and girls and how they best learn. Even the Girl Scouts organization has been uninviting to allowing boys to join their ranks, citing research that showed many girls learn best in all-female environments. Where’s the pressure for them to now accept boys in their programs?
We have discussed this one-sided pressure often, particularly in recent attacks on all-male sports programs in schools across the country. Phyllis was quick to remind us that the Feminist Agenda isn’t about helping young women or even creating equality at all! The goals of radical feminism have always been to tear down social structures that promote masculinity, husbandhood, and fatherhood – or simply to deconstruct the recognition that there are two distinct genders to begin with!
It’s sad to see another prominent organization change its most basic qualifications to accommodate what they see as “the changing nature” of American life. The traditional family unit, and recognition of unique differences between men and women, is a cornerstone of our American society. Phyllis reminded us in her book, Who Killed the American Family, “When the nuclear family disappears, the government steps in as the provider and decider.”