The September-October issue of Scouting Magazine makes it clear that BSA is betting the farm on girls.
Cover photo: Family Scouting
Letter from CSE: Justifying girls in Scouting with claims that it was all in response to popular demand (his lies just never stop)
Commissioner's Corner: How to welcome girls into Scouting
Recruiting Article: How to get more girls in Scouting with Scout Me In
Order of the Arrow Article: Welcoming girls into OA staring February 2019
Roundtable Article: Welcoming girls into a pack
Scouting FAQ: Uniform Q&A with feature photo of a girl Cub Scout
Cub Scout Corner: How to balance busy lives with a big feature photo of a girl
Ethics Article: Cell phone story focused on a teen girl
Main Article #1: Welcome to the Family - 8 page spread focused on girls
Main Article #2: A New Era of Scouting - 4 page spread about girls in Cubs
New Leader Guide: Feature photo of a female leader
Now tell me why boys should not feel they have lost their Scouting program? I predict BSA will lose more boys than girls gained for a net loss of overall membership. Faced with this reality, they'll change to program to make it even more girl-friendly. Boys are the failing segment of our society right now, and nobody cares - nobody.
Thank you @DeanRx
I regret my assault on Surbaugh being a liar only because it diverted discussion away from my main point - that boys have now lost one of the few remaining programs tailored specifically for their needs.
Schools judge boy behavior by the girl standard. Boys are treated like defective girls. Result: Boys earn lower grades, fewer honors, and are far less likely to go to college. Boys account for 70 percent of school suspensions. If these statistics applied to girls it would be seen as a societal crisis, but nobody cares because it is boys. With boys dropping out and girls racing ahead, just who will be the partners of our daughters to build the next generation? As boys fail, so does our collective future.
I cheer on the opportunities and achievements of my three daughters, but it's my son who occupies most of my concern. He already struggles in navigating the world of women - at home (with his three sisters) and at school (with almost all female teachers). Scouting was his refuge to be a boy among boys, but no more starting February 2019. All of that is now sacrificed on the altar of inclusivity. It's terribly sad for me to see.