Well, it’s official: nothing matters anymore. History is chucked out the window. Words are no longer defined as they used to be. And by all means, forget all about what distinguishes us as individuals. This is America 2017 and in that America, girls can officially be Boy Scouts.
It was announced on Wednesday that girls will be allowed to join the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as Cub Scouts and eventually earn their way up to Eagle Scout, the BSA’s top honor. It was a unanimous decision to completely reverse the entire premise of the century-old organization. And coincidentally, the announcement fell on International Day of the Girl, which serves to promote gender equality and justice for girls around the world.
"We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Chief Executive Michale Surbaugh.
As NBC News explains some of the details:
Starting next year, young girls can join Cub Scout units, known as dens. Local scouting organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys. "Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls," the organization said in a statement.
A separate program for older girls will be available in 2019, BSA said, enabling them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
The Boy Scouts said the moves reflect the changing nature of American life, adding to the appeal of a scouting program that can serve the entire family.
BSA states that it conducted two national surveys in order to make this decision. The organization claims non-scouts parents had “high interest” in their daughters becoming Boy Scouts. But there was also plenty of pressure from leftist organizations like the National Organization for Women, which has long suggested the admission of girls.
One teenager from New York also pushed for the change because she wanted to become an Eagle Scout just like her older brother.
"I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do — earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," Sydney Ireland said. "The Girl Scouts is a great organization, but it's just not the program that I want to be part of. I think girls should just have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender."
The Girl Scouts aren’t a fan of this decision. Just last month, the organization sent a strongly worded letter to the BSA to back off from this “covert campaign” to leech members into their club which is suffering from a decline in boys. With all the talk of inclusivity from the Left, the Girl Scouts don’t want to mingle genders.
But too bad! It’s happening anyway, because the Left is winning the culture war.