Local Boy Scout supporters react to organization's name change

04 May, 2018, 14:24 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • With Boy Scouts Lost in Woods of Political Correctness, Compass for the Masculine Journey Desperately Needed

After more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America are giving in to political correctness and changing the name of their flagship program.

The name of the overall organisation will remain Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts of America also unveiled its "Scout Me In" program on Wednesday that welcomes girls to the organization while also revealing that more than 3,000 girls nationwide are already participating in Cub Scouts ahead of the full launch later this year.

"It's an opportunity for us to have a name that both young men and young women can identify with", Glacier's Edge Council Scout Executive and CEO Alex Tyms said. Girls will not only be able to join the BSA's Cub Scout program, but will have a clear path to join the organization's highest rank of Eagle Scout. Younger children (ages 7-10) will still be known as Cub Scouts.

News 18 spoke with the Chippewa Valley scouts about the "Scout Me In" campaign, and how the shift will do good for the organization. "But also new boys are joining because they are not just looking at it as boys scouts but scouts were in this together", said Meier. A former Boy Scout and father of two Girl Scouts doesn't like the idea of combining genders.

"In this day and age, with the way things are changing, I think it was only natural that it was going to happen", Weise said.

While it is a historic change, Adams said they see their message of character development, citizenship training and mental and physical fitness as gender neutral.

Much like the parent organization, Gillick said he does not expect the local councils to change their name, only the name of the Boy Scouts program.

For now, girls will not yet be officially allowed to become Scouts.

"We are best prepared and best positioned to serve today's families, which don't look anything like they did fifty years ago", says Hawkins, "New millennial families are looking for a family program".

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report. Wright said that the boy scouts and girls scouts are different, noting that the girl scouts "are focused on how girls learn and develop". "And it will have all of the same program requirements, the same advancement requirements and all of the same activities that boys do", said Boy Scouts of America spokesman Charles Mead.


  • Amazon makes bid to spoil Walmart-Flipkart deal

    Amazon makes bid to spoil Walmart-Flipkart deal

    Tech giant Google's parent company Alphabet Inc would also tag along with Walmart for an investment in Flipkart . Sachin Bansal, 36 and Binny Bansal 35, who became friends as colleagues in Amazon had started Flipkart in 2007.
    Vet accused of smuggling heroin in puppies' bellies

    Vet accused of smuggling heroin in puppies' bellies

    Donna, a basset hound, is one of the dogs that was saved by a National Police of Colombia (CNP) officer and his family. According to the New York Post , Elorza's arrest was in connection with a raid of a vet clinic he ran in Colombia.
    Steph Curry to return for Game 2 against Pelicans

    Steph Curry to return for Game 2 against Pelicans

    The Golden State Warriors have officially listed Curry as probable to play in game 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans . In the Western Conference, the Warriors and Rockets remain the top teams to beat in the odds and on the court.
  • Patriots considered trading up to draft Baker Mayfield

    Patriots considered trading up to draft Baker Mayfield

    He's not our "most likely to succeed", because, let's be honest: It will take a miracle to make Cleveland good again. So, while many don't agree with or understand the Browns' plan, it sounds like they at least do have a plan.
    Vikings exercise CB Waynes' 5th-year option

    Vikings exercise CB Waynes' 5th-year option

    The nickel corner, who can also play some safety, played in all 16 games for Minnesota last season and started in seven of those. They took Mike Hughes out of UCF in the first round (No. 30 overall) and also added Holton Hill as an undrafted free agent.
    New poll: millennials losing interest in the Democratic Party

    New poll: millennials losing interest in the Democratic Party

    What did the poll find out? "I've been through an impeachment, and they're not pleasant", Reid said (via Politico ). Millennials aren't fixed to a spot on the political spectrum, as the 2016 presidential election showed.
  • Eagles draft tracker: CB Maddox, DE Sweat join flock in fourth round

    Eagles draft tracker: CB Maddox, DE Sweat join flock in fourth round

    The Eagles needed to get a good tight end in this draft after losing Trey Burton , and Goedert is an effortless playmaker. They also grabbed an Australian NRL rugby player in OT Jordan Mailata in the seventh round as a flier.
    Donald Trump To Meet With Occupents Of Deadly Southwest Airlines Flight

    Donald Trump To Meet With Occupents Of Deadly Southwest Airlines Flight

    She was the first passenger death on a US airline since 2009 - and the first ever in Southwest Airlines' history. Mr Trump welcomed the five-person crew and five passengers of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to the White House.
    Cowboys acquire WR Tavon Austin in deal with Rams

    Cowboys acquire WR Tavon Austin in deal with Rams

    He also recorded 1,238 rushing yards for nine touchdowns, and scored three punts returned for touchdowns. The gadget player goes from one of the most crowded receiver corps in the league to arguably the least.
  • May benefits from Ukip collapse in London elections

    May benefits from Ukip collapse in London elections

    Labour's Ellie Emberson, 19, made history when she won Minster ward, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the council. For UKIP , the highs of 2014 seem in the very distant past, with the party losing 84 seats by 6.30am and retaining just two.
    Jay-Z Issued Subpoena in SEC Investigation

    Jay-Z Issued Subpoena in SEC Investigation

    It mentioned: "The fee seeks Carter's testimony to inquire about, amongst different issues, Carter's joint ventures with Iconix ". The SEC has been attempting to get Jay-Z to testify since November of a year ago in connection with its Iconix investigation.
    Death toll from India storms now at 97

    Death toll from India storms now at 97

    Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was cancelling his birthday celebration on Thursday. Sharma said the department had issued warnings in the last couple of days about a dust storm in Rajasthan.


Trump orders Pentagon to consider reducing USA troops in South Korea
However, they said stationing of the US forces in the South may not be necessary if a peace treaty is signed between the Koreas. Kim, a South Korean-born USA citizen, has been held the longest. "But from the perspective of the U.S".

Drake And Kendrick Perkins Almost Fought At Cavs, Raptors Game
The argument continued after the game was over, with the two continuing to yell at each other and Drake having to be held back. It's unclear what caused the fight, but many speculated that the Toronto rapper said something which offended Perkins.

Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize for his Korea efforts: Moon Jae
There is also some question as to what North Korea will want in return for giving up its nuclear program and its missile testing. They want to be the Switzerland of Asia, they want to be seen as a partner that can have good ties with everybody", Gibson said.

Tesla's Elon Musk to take question from YouTube channel owner
The company said it ended the quarter with $3.2 billion in cash after spending $655.7 million in quarterly capital expenses. In response to the proposal, the company's board recommended not to vote for replacing Musk with an independent director.

TN Republicans among those seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Trump
But backers occasionally reveal their choice of nomination for the award, as is the case with Trump's 2019 recommendation. Beyond Obama, three other U.S. presidents have received the award: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.

Mookie Betts delivers second three-homer game of season
Ted Williams only did that three times in his major league career, so sole possession of the Red Sox record now belongs to Betts. Cleveland scored nine runs in the first two innings and never looked back as Edwin Encarnacion belted three homers in the win.

UN SG exhorts leaders to strengthen press freedom, protect journalists
Somali journalists have often been shot dead by militants operating in parts of the Horn of Africa nation. The CMFR called on other journalists to unite, in order to keep press freedom alive.

Vector-borne diseases more than triple in US, CDC says
The most common tick-borne diseases in 2016 were Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis, a serious illness that infects white blood cells. CDC officials said the United States is unprepared for a rise in illnesses caused by the bites of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.

LeBron James has owned Raptors but they have defensive options
Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Love appear to be playing through bruises that are affecting their games. DeMar DeRozan is their man, and in Game 2 against the Wizards he scored a playoff career high 37.

New royal baby named; how do you pronounce prince's name?
'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs, ' read a statement from the royal family. For one thing, one of Prince William's middle names is Louis - Prince William Arthur Philip Louis.