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Because being male is toxic, overtly aggressive, dominant, and socially unacceptable.  The goal of equality is to make everyone the same i.e. feminine.  That's been the agenda now for 50 years.  The rise in ADD, ADHD being a male problem attests to the attempt to medicate the problem away.  Careers for all and paid child raising industry have become the new norm.  The traditional nuclear family has gone the way of the dinosaurs. 

 

Ever notice that all the ills we face today as a society have their root cause in the maleness of our culture?  Why would the BSA not be a target of disdain in that it promotes the male side of the human species.

Stosh,

 

I could not say it better.   A woman was complaining to a male friend of mine about her not finding a good male that not soft.  He told her he was glad to hear it.  Society and women like her has been pushing for the softer or feminine Male.  Now what are we seeing more young men more and more staying in their parents house jobless.   Connection I would say so. 

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My school has a co-ed Outdoor Education program.  Our security/safety procedures in OE are very different from those in our Boy Scout unit.  The kids in OE are never without adult supervision.  We even have a couple of adults stay up all night to do "guard duty" in the kid's camp.  

 

I can't imagine that my CO would allow a co-ed scout unit to operate under the same rules/policies that our current scout unit enjoys.  We would have to become more like the Outdoor Education program.

 

Assuming that the CO will continue to charter a Boy Scout unit, which is not at all certain, this is probably the end of the semi-autonomous boy-led program.  It will have to be an adult-run, adult-supervised, and adult-led program.

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Out of interested why did a few 'scouting' babies cost the BSA dearly ? 

Somebody or somebodies sued. He didn't say who.

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Because being male is toxic, overtly aggressive, dominant, and socially unacceptable.  The goal of equality is to make everyone the same i.e. feminine.  That's been the agenda now for 50 years.  The rise in ADD, ADHD being a male problem attests to the attempt to medicate the problem away.  Careers for all and paid child raising industry have become the new norm.  The traditional nuclear family has gone the way of the dinosaurs. 

 

Ever notice that all the ills we face today as a society have their root cause in the maleness of our culture?  Why would the BSA not be a target of disdain in that it promotes the male side of the human species.

 

So true.

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What is the Girl Scouts' position on serving transgender youth?  Girl Scouts is proud to be the premiere leadership organization for girls in the country. Placement of transgender youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority. That said, if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe.

 

How does Girl Scouts' position on serving transgender youth apply to situations involving camping or volunteers? These situations are rare and are considered individually with the best interests of all families in mind. Should any girl requiring special accommodations wish to camp, GSUSA recommends that the local council makes similar accommodation that schools across the country follow in regard to changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities. With respect to volunteers, Girl Scouts welcomes both male and female adult volunteers and has developed appropriate safeguards regarding roles and responsibilities to ensure that girls receive the proper supervision and support.

 

Cut/paste from their site.  I was curious how they handled things.  Like them, I would like to see the placement handled within BSA like it states above - with the members of not only the individuals but also the pack/troop/group in question a top priority.  We, as a CO, should have the option of accepting/rejecting a transgender member.  Also - interesting they state "...if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl ... "

 

For the second FAQ - I'd love to know how this actually takes place/works out in their camps.  One thing they state, "With respect to volunteers, Girl Scouts welcomes both male and female adult volunteers ... "  While they state this, the many Girl Scout leaders and dads I have spoke to state this isn't the case.  Dad's are not welcome.

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This is a reactive and likely interim decision. The BSA should have allowed local units the "option" to remove gender identity from membership requirements. In a week, there will be another lawsuit arguing that if a transgender (biological) girl can join then a biological girl should as well.

 

David CO makes a good point about requiring female leaders in units.

 

One person tents next.

 

Agreed that it is going to be here eventually.  It will happen.  BSA should get out of the membership selection business and let units set their membership to reflect the values of their charter org.

 

"one person tents" ... I would not be against it.  My experience is that scouts behave better when there are fewer in the tent.  I always cringe if someone brings a cabin tent.

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Why? What do you think would happen?

 

Well, as a man, I would have no idea how to advise, etc., a girl having her first period. Since the pretense is that this girl is actually  a "boy" there is no requirement for a female leader to be on the trip.  I just think it would make for a lot of complications.  The YPT implications are enormous. 

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I imagine no different than all boy units with female SM/ASMs.  Regardless, BSA is asexual in my opinion.  Our unit has never had husband/wife leader team before but it has been discussed.  The Troop would insist on separate tents for even a married couple.

An all boy  unit has to have a male present on all campouts. A TG "boy" would not be required to have  a female present, because then it would imply that she was a girl, and she does not want to be treated as one.  My guess is that in the future, Boy Scout Troops will have to have coed leadership present on all campouts.

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I think some of you underestimate the potential for hypocrisy at BSA headquarters.  BSA will say that the girls can register as boys, and then they will require that female scout leaders be at all their activities.

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An all boy  unit has to have a male present on all campouts. A TG "boy" would not be required to have  a female present, because then it would imply that she was a girl, and she does not want to be treated as one.  My guess is that in the future, Boy Scout Troops will have to have coed leadership present on all campouts.

There goes majority of the campouts.   I had a hard time getting an Adult of any sex to come on troop campouts.  The best way would if you want your TG to come camping you need to come with.  

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1. Would female leaders be "required" for outings (like the Venturing policy).  I think not.  The whole (technical to transgender) point here is that that child, for ALL intents and purposes is supposed to be treated as if they were (in this case) a boy.  To have female leadership, only for this reason defeats that purpose, and make it that the child is being treated differently which is exactly what they do not want.  Current YPT rules for leaders still apply - two deep leadership, no one-on-one.  This will cover the leaders' behaviors.  As for youth on youth - see #3 below.

 

 

Adult Supervision/Coed Activities

Male and female adult leaders must be present for all overnight coed Scouting trips and outings, even those including parent and child. Both male and female adult leaders must be 21 years of age or older, and one must be a registered member of the BSA.  (http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx)

The issue is what's going to go down in the court of law when something unfortunate does happen here.  Even if the person identifies as a male, they are still a female (i.e., female identifying as a male), so did you do your due diligence to protect this person?  

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Even if the person identifies as a male, they are still a female (i.e., female identifying as a male),

 

While I completely agree with you, I have to ask if that matters.  Is it worth a law suit to ensure that they're protected as a female if they insist that they aren't?  Personally I feel like if they make it such a big issue and want to be "boys" treat them like boys.  Let them camp with the real boys, shower with the real boys, etc.  It's like women in the military.  If they're going to make such a big deal about it, fine, put them in the front lines just like the men.  If you start treating them differently, you're open to all kinds of legal issues.

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While I completely agree with you, I have to ask if that matters.  Is it worth a law suit to ensure that they're protected as a female if they insist that they aren't?  Personally I feel like if they make it such a big issue and want to be "boys" treat them like boys.  Let them camp with the real boys, shower with the real boys, etc.  It's like women in the military.  If they're going to make such a big deal about it, fine, put them in the front lines just like the men.  If you start treating them differently, you're open to all kinds of legal issues.

 

My CO would never go for that.  We would not put a child in danger in order to make a political statement.  We would also not put a child in danger because BSA wants to make a political statement.

 

Yes, it does matter.  It is worth a lawsuit to protect a child from an unreasonable risk of harm.  The real question for CO's will be, "Is it worth a lawsuit to have a Boy Scout troop?"

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What I REALLY want to know does this mean I need to attend an additional training course and if so how much of time will it take.

 

 

Oh, I would say that that's almost a given.

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