I really hate to admit that this has been a long time coming, but it undoubtedly has in this world of rampant equalization over equality, spurred by an amalgam of competing liberal narratives.
In America, you can be whatever you want to be, right? I mean, the “pursuit of happiness” is completely ingrained in our DNA. We literally guaranteed ourselves the right to be happy. No one else really gets to say that. One could easily argue that the Founding Fathers created “the party nation”…say whatever you want, do what makes you happy, tell the Monarchy to take a hike. Not going to lie; the whole concept was a very much the 1770’s equivalent of punk rock.
And in this pursuit of happiness, we have seen a great number of converging and diverging interests in our nation, specifically as it pertains to cultural and gender-based norms. As the women’s rights movement came to the forefront to challenge the “men” in “all men are created equal”, the nation came to realize that the modern world was changing the dynamic of what we believed 200-some years ago.
Not to disparage those Americans who paved the way for us, but if you told Thomas Jefferson that we’d have a serious female contender for the White House, you’d be likely to hear something cringe-worthy in return. It’s not Jefferson’s fault, however. If you had tried expelling the iPhone to him, you would be in for a similarly perplexing series of statements.
Heck, even going back just a few decades, telling a southern man in the 70’s that we’d have a professional female NASCAR driver would have made some heads explode.
So, when the Boy Scouts erupted on the scene in 1910, it didn’t take long for the nation’s young women to get a hankering for a similar outfit. In fact, it was only two years later that the Girl Scouts arrived in America, giving young women a place to hone their skills, learn about the importance of preparedness, and sell me the most delicious darned cookies in existence.
Now, 106 years later, the liberal left has taken the women’s lib movement into Bizzaro-World, attempting to erase the inherent differences between men and women, and in doing so, have created mass confusion for our nation’s youngsters.
After 108 years, the Boy Scouts program is set to drop the gender from its name and re-emerge as “Scouts BSA,” a more “inclusive” group that will also soon welcome girls in its ranks.
Boy Scouts of America, the parent organization of the Boy Scouts program, made the announcement Wednesday. Though the decision to toss “Boy” aside was considered controversial by some, Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said the new name came about after an “incredibly fun” deliberation.
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” he said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”
The name change is expected to take effect next February. Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts will keep their titles. Cub Scouts – the program for 7- to 10-year-olds – has already started to admit girls.
The 11- to 17-year-olds who join Scouts BSA will likely start referring to themselves as scouts without a gender modifier, Surbaugh said.
If this means that there will be less young women out there to sell me Samoas, we’re going to have a serious problem on our hands.