Boy Scouts

Liberalism Bankrupts the Boy Scouts

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What did it profit the Boy Scouts to gain the PC world and lose its soul? According to press reports, the Boy Scouts organization, reeling from costly homosexual abuse lawsuits, is “considering” bankruptcy. As once-great institutions teeter under the weight of failed liberalism, you would have to be dumb as a rock to stake their “survival” on even more of it. And yet that is often the counsel given by everyone from Gates and Tillerson to Pope Francis and his hapless bishops. If history has taught us anything, it is that liberalism is not an agent of expansion but an acid that burns through everything it touches.

No, We’re Not All the Same

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Much good has come of breaking down no-longer-relevant barriers. The prime ministership of Margaret Thatcher comes instantly to mind. But does eradication of dated distinctions argue for the eradication of “inequalities” wherever they exist, insofar as law and politics are up to the task? I wouldn’t say so for a minute. I’d say instead the reverse. It’s time for distinction-makers of every kind to come out of the closet and affirm that we’re not all the same. No democracy worth its salt should say otherwise. Alas!

Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born a girl named Jodi Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how he "made them male and female." In today's culture, the secular left lets man overrule God. This cowardly shell of an organization should just scrap the references to God, and every God-respecting church should jettison their Boy Scout units to the nearest secular gathering place.

Boy Scouts to Welcome Gay Youth on Jan. 1

Associated Press Staff

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

Christian Alternative to the Boy Scouts of America "Trail Life USA" Launched

The name and visual branding for "Trail Life USA" were unveiled publicly on Friday, September 6, to the excitement of those gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, to launch a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America. Trail Life USA will be an outdoor scouting-like program designed for boys ages 5-17 which will focus on adventure, character and leadership.

Stemberger and Green Announce New Scouting-Like Organization For Young Men

The mission of the new organization is simple and clear: to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. The inaugural national convention of the new organization will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, 2013. At the convention, the organization's name, logo and branding program will be unveiled along with other program details.