There's a difference in a Scout and his/her parents making an informed decision about an event and its rules vs. the BSA endorsing a set of rules in contravention of its own policies.
The G2SS very clearly says, No Alcohol, No Sexual Activity allowed at scout events. There's no asterisk. "WOSM made me do it" is weak tea.
One more log on the fire is a better analogy.
Rather than blame the messenger (media outlets), why not blame (and change) the WOSM policy that makes Scouting a vulnerable target for criticism? And some blame should be appropriately focused on BSA for acting as if they have no leverage over WOSM on the issue.
I don't disagree with you at all. In fact, prior to national's decision, my argument to women and those who felt Girl Scouts inadequate and their top award not the same as Eagle, was that the Gold Award was every bit as prestigious and in recent years much more prestigious than Eagle Scout and the Girls scouts should be doing a better job of promoting and advertising how much of an achievement it is to earn the Gold Award. My post was commentary against National and against those families that lamented their girls not being able to earn Eagle and having to be relegated to the lesser "Gold award".
From the Girls I know that got the Gold award and being part of that process, I hold that award higher than Eagle. The requirements are much more involved. I have seen many paper Eagles. Those Eagles are the one undermining the Eagle rank.