Yes, you read the headline correctly, and who would ever have thought that condoms would someday enter into the Boy Scout survival kit? But there you go, it’s 2018, and now condoms are almost a focal point of acceptance and concern, after this year, when they broke the over 100 year old tradition of which the name suggests “Boy Scouts” being solely for boys, to now accept girls into the Boy Scouts, in the name of inclusivity.
The age of participation trophies, liberalism, Democratic socialism, political correctness and gender equality, is already upon us, plus now with plenty of condoms, of course, in the name of future Scout Jamboree events.
But, luckily the Boy Scout ethos hasn’t changed, even though girls can join the Boy Scouts, but boys can’t join the Girl Scouts and so on and so forth. But upon the decision to let girls into the Boy Scout club earlier this year, Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh said this in a statement at the time, “The values of Scouting—trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example—are important for both young men and women.”
“We strive to bring what our organization does best—developing character and leadership for young people—to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders.”
What it means and teaches to be a Scout, many people still hold dear to their hearts, with even our parents and grandparents generation upholding the tradition of being Scouts, but now with girls allowed to enter into the club, some people still don’t agree that this aligns with the tradition.
In fact, some would say it’s a double standard that boys can’t join the Girl Scouts whilst girls can join the Boy Scouts. However, condoms are now an essential protective measure to given out at big Boy Scout events, in order to prevent teenage pregnancy, amongst other things.
Organisers of World Scout Jamboree’s need to provide condoms during events, with the condom policy needing to be communicated to all “participants, unit leaders, staff”, with the next Jamboree to take place in the mountains of West Virginia in July 2019, which will be hosted by the following, Boy Scouts, Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México.
By the early sounds of it, sex education will most definitely come into play, and one wonders if the tomboys, boys, girls and the gender confused, will understand that the condoms are merely a risk assessment measure, rather than something condoned by the Jamboree?
The Boy Scouts will ensure that condoms will be made “readily and easily accessible” at its global gathering this summer, which sounds like a whole different kind of Jamboree or party, than previous generations would remember.
Let’s also reiterate that everyone in the Boy Scouts, are significantly underage for sexual activity, making this a fine line of risk assessment and a liberal derangement precaution, or is it?
Yes, condoms will be provided to staff and participants at these summer events in the woods or mountains, with the mandate requiring their policy to be revealed to “participants, unit leaders, and contingent staff.”
Furthermore, this will be the first time that the LGBTQI (what’s the QI for?) will be able to attend the event for Boy Scouts of America. Surely they had something to do with this, in the 100 year old tradition being changed to accept girls and all people, even though the decision of a condom policy was said to have come in 2016, after the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan, making all of this debatable.
A World Jamboree happens every four years, sort of like a Boy Scouts World Cup, but guidelines have been amended for 2019, with “half of all participants” attending the 2019 World Scout Jamboree now expected to be girls. So perhaps these condoms will now be entirely necessary?
Specific guidelines and special “consideration shall be given to the various cultures and beliefs present” making us believe that they won’t be grilling any pork at the camp fire from now on either, but these rules pertain more to the distributing of information on site, about condom safety, safe sex, underage sex and as all the other informative factors are concerned.
Unsurprisingly, despite the condoms, drugs – including marijuana, cocaine, opiates, and other ‘psychoactive substances’ – are banned from the event. Which should be a relief to hear for parents. Plus, alcohol is also a banned vice at the 2019 event, with Andy Chapman, Vice Chairperson of the World Scout Committee stating on their Facebook page:
‘The World Scout Jamboree is meant to be a ‘celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.’
The 2019 theme for the Jamboree is ‘Unlock a New World’, which has been implemented to reflect the “new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the event.”
May we step in and just say that this event sounds far from the Boy Scouts tradition of old, and one wonders whether sexual predators will also be screened before attending future events?
Anyway, this new age of inclusivity was announced just weeks ago, meaning girls, as well as the newly named LGBTQI community would be able to join the Boy Scouts. Furthermore, the Boy Scouts will change its name from February of next year, to Scouts BSA.
Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many names had been considered in ‘incredibly fun’ deliberations that had been on-going for months. He said, “We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward. We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”
The Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts will retain the name for 7-10 year olds, but from 11 years old to 17-years old, ‘Scouts BSA’ will be their new name, and for that reason, condoms have become a paramount precaution in the next year’s World Scout Jamboree.
However, the programs within the competition of gaining badges, will be segregated between older boys and girls, and along gender lines, despite earning the same merit badges and even the chance at winning the coveted Eagle Scout Award for both sexes.
Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said that this decision would help to alleviate concerns that girls would be at a disadvantage in seeking leadership opportunities when competing against boys.
Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts have not been too pleased by the Boy Scouts move to invite girls in, so they’re aggressively recruiting and retaining more girls into their age old organisation than ever before. The Girl Scouts also sell delicious cookies amongst other great things that they do.
Yes, the Girl Scouts are not happy with the news of the Scouts BSA idea, and they told NBC news, “The Boy Scouts’ house is on fire.”
Sylvia Acevedo, the Girl Scouts’ CEO said, “Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls. We are, and will remain, the first choice for girls and parents who want to provide their girls opportunities to build new skills.. .and grow into happy, successful, civically engaged adults.”
So there you have it! The battle between the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts is happening, with girls and LGBTQI inclusivity all encompassed into the new Boy Scouts, resulting in a physical and social stand-off of the sexes. A curious case of war between boys and girls, where it seems that the Boy Scouts (now Scouts BSA) will now instead become beta male feminists or a rainbow group, whilst the Girl Scouts will be left to pick up the pieces on original gender norms and age old traditions.
What does BSA even mean or stand for anyway? Well, we’ve had a look around and we cannot seem to find the answer anywhere… If you happen to know what it stands for, then please enlighten us in the comments section down below and do also let us know if you think the Boy Scouts did the right thing here?
Story by The Narrator
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