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Boy Scouts to open ranks to girls starting next year

By DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

This article was published October 12, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts salute during a Memorial Day ceremony on May 29 in Linden, Mich. On Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program.



The Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.



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TravisBickle says... October 12, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.

Swell.

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LR1955 says... October 12, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.

"a terrible idea"

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PopulistMom says... October 12, 2017 at 3:40 p.m.

Now the scout leaders can abuse children of both sexes. (Calm down people....It's just a joke.)

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Packman says... October 12, 2017 at 5:13 p.m.

Hey Pop - With Harvey Weinstein's serial predation currently in the news that's a really, really, really inappropriate joke.
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The Boy Scouts set the stage for this when they succumbed to political correctness and allowed little girls acting like little boys to join (transgender) and little boys that act like little girls (gay). Allowing actual little girls in is therefore prudent and reasonable.

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gohogs17 says... October 12, 2017 at 6:19 p.m.

I was a scout in my youth, loved it, the camping trips, the challenges of merit badges, everything about it, lots of great memories. We honored both God and country and respected all people, from older adults to young kids and those in authority. We vowed in our pledge to keep ourselves MORALLY straight among many other things. It's sad to see them now corrupted having not only "gay" scouts but leaders as well. And now admitting girls, why on earth are they thinking that will improve the scouting experience? We were BOY scouts, not some conglomerate of "mixed up" individuals.

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PopulistMom says... October 12, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.

gohogs,

Girls are not "mixed up." We have the Girl Scouts, thank you. Neither gays nor transgenders are "mixed up" either--just different. With so many people who are hungry and ill, aren't there more important things to worry about?

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gohogs17 says... October 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Did I say girls were mixed up? No, m'mam, I didn't. So, why don't girls just join the GIRL Scouts? But for the BSA to admit "gays" goes against everything the Scouts stood for, at least when I was in them. And, yes, they are "different", from normal gendered people.

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23cal says... October 12, 2017 at 8:25 p.m.

Once again, Gohogs gets my vote for poster child for Christianity.
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I like the way that it is the fastest declining religious demographic in the USA, and the Nones are the fastest growing religious demographic.
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People like Gohogs are the reason for this. Who would want to associate with that kind of animus and backward homophobia?
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Keep up the good work, Gohogs.

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gohogs17 says... October 12, 2017 at 8:40 p.m.

Glad to help, 23cal. Anything I can do to expose crap like you I'm thrilled to do it.

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PopulistMom says... October 12, 2017 at 8:48 p.m.

gohogs,

Jesus was so not about calling people crap or persecuting minorities.

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