I have seven sons and all are Eagle Scouts, well we are DONE with the BSA for good. This is the most stupid thing that BSA could have ever done. So sorry for this decision. It just lets us know the end is near and the great program of the BSA is just another example that it is getting very close.
I feel it is important to remember that the BSA is only a program, not a doctrine. Church programs change over the years as needed, based on inspiration. Perhaps the church association with BSA will also change.I hope the BSA does change their name to Scouts of America. How many girls have "earned" the cub scout awards, due to their mothers being called as den leaders, but never got the awards and recognition the boys did? I know my daughter has. I fully support the church leaders looking at these programs with a critical eye to determine if they will meet the needs of the rising generation of the church throughout the world. If we need to separate, so be it. However, in this particular regard, I do not fault the BSA for recognizing that the values and skills they are trying to teach are not gender specific. Also they are not violating their own oath and law in this instance as being a girl is not morally wrong.
There seems to be some fascination with getting out of the BSA. This change will hardly be noticed, just like the last two changes. This will not affect LDS units at all except possibly at summer camps or larger gatherings where there are already many female participants.
President Faust in 1995 stated that political correctness comes from Satan. We are seeing just another "fruit" of this in the Biy Scouts.
So much for Boy Scouts being the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood. This should be the final nail in the coffin for Church participation in the BSA. Now it will have to change its name to Scouts of America. So sad how our society has taken a great thing and turned it upside down to be “inclusive”. Political correctness is one of Satan’s tools to confuse Good from evil, right from wrong!
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