Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced it will admit girls into its scouting program beginning in 2018.
The decision has met with harsh criticism — particularly from the Girl Scouts.
Over the past few years, the Boy Scouts of America seems to have lost its way. This latest move is just one more in a long line of foolish mistakes the BSA has made since its 2013 decision to allow openly gay boys into its scouting program.
America needs productive men and women who know how to lead. That’s what has made organizations like the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts so valuable for more than a century. We need organizations who understand and cater to the differences between boys and girls. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts’ decision simply sows more confusion about gender into our culture.
Once upon a time the Boy Scouts of America helped boys grow up to become men. Sadly, today it seems the BSA has sacrificed its identity for the sake of political correctness.
Photo Credit: By Rennett Stowe from USA (Boy Scout on Memorial Day) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.