Robert Baden-Powell, President William Taft, and James Bryce (British Ambassador to the US) review the Boy Scouts from the portico of the White House
While Scouting today still retains a modicum of the skills and goals of the past, the organization is not the same one of the past hundred years. They still give allegiance to the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, but the idea of men training boys has been drastically modified. Mommies have been leading since the 1970s, and, according to recent articles and news reports, the Scouts and Scout leaders can now be openly or avowed homosexuals. Even the definition of “boy” has changed, for the gates have been thrown open to girls who pretend they are boys and to girls who are girls but want to compete in the same program with boys. (Lots of litigation has attended the changes — even the Girl Scouts have sued the Boy Scouts in the traditional American response to “change you can believe in.”) Finally, they have altered the name of the organization to Scouts BSA. The purposes for which the BOY Scouts came into existence seem to have been sacrificed on the altar of feminism, moral depravity and political correctness. Substitute “person” for “man” in the achievements, two paragraphs above. While many troops have not changed at all, time will tell how quickly the slippery slope wrecks them all. Boy Scouts U.S.A. happy anniversary, RIP.
Modern-Day Boy Scouts
* From Paul Fussell, Essay in the Boys Scout Handbook, and Other Observations, 1983