Since its founding in 1910, millions of boys in the United States have been part of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Boy Scouts were founded to train young men on how to be good citizens of strong character, and how to rely on themselves by learning outdoors skills like camping and hiking.
But the BSA has strayed from its roots and has become increasingly progressive in recent years, much to the disappointment of many of its members.
In 2013 for example, the Scouts repealed its ban on gay members, which caused many parents to pull their children out of the organization in protest.
Now it appears the BSA’s decision to allow girls to become Scouts has caused further outrage with one of their oldest partners.
“Just one week after the announcement of the change, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to cut all ties to the organization.
‘We have jointly determined that, effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world,’ its statement said.
‘While the Church will no longer be a chartered partner of BSA or sponsor Scouting units after December 31, 2019, it continues to support the goals and values reflected in the Scout Oath and Scout Law and expresses its profound desire for Scouting’s continuing and growing success in the years ahead,’ it concluded.”
The Mormon Church accounts for nearly 20 percent of the Boy Scout’s overall membership, but the Church will be encouraging their young male members to participate in a “gospel-focused youth program” in the future.
The Boy Scouts likely foresaw some of their members leaving over this decision, but they may not be overly concerned.
The admission of girls into their ranks will significantly boost their numbers, which is part of the reason why the Girl Scouts are also upset over this decision.
The Girl Scouts stated that the leaders of the Boy Scouts never even discussed that they would be changing their membership guidelines, and that this has weakened their once strong relationship.
At the core of this conflict is the fundamental truth that boys and girls need separate spaces in order to comfortably learn without feeling intimidated by the opposite sex.
Many conservative parents believe the Boy Scouts are caving to the left’s anti-male agenda. Liberals often promote ideas like “toxic masculinity”, “mansplaining”, and “patriarchy”, all of which belittle men and encourage them to not embrace the rugged aspects of their gender.
With the loss of the Boy in Boy Scouts, we’ve lost another beloved institution to the left’s PC obsession.