bOY/gIRL/zE sCOUTS ???

How do you call it the “Boy” Scouts? I assume the “Girl” Scouts (if that is what they are still known as) have or will have the same policy.

Then, why are there two separate “Scout” organizations?

Seems more efficient, and hopefully satisfying to LGBTQ enthusiasts…at least until they come up with something else to agitate for.

To me it seems the BSA has lost whatever credibility it might have had in its quest to be more politically correct than thou. I believe this is an organization that has lost its relevancy and should go the way of Ringling Brothers before it becomes a laughing stock. It is certainly on its way to becoming a circus.    DLH

DALLAS — Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs   (various AP reports).

The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate.

Rebecca Rausch, a spokeswoman for the organization, emailed a statement Monday. She said the organization’s leadership had considered a recent case in Secaucus, New Jersey, where an 8-year-old transgender child had been asked to leave his Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender, but the change was made because of the larger conversation about gender identity going on around the country.

“For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs,” the statement said. “However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”

Rausch said the enrollment decision goes into effect immediately.

“Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child,” the statement said.

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