- Sep 26, 2011
To the best of my knowledge, both organizations are private clubs. They are not public (government) organizations.
The liberals somehow managed to force the Boy Scouts to start accepting females. Now the Girl Scouts are complaining they cant compete, recruitment-wise. I have no idea what the problem is, maybe the Boy Scouts make a better sales pitch. They had one club for each of the sexes and for over a hundred years there were no problems. Then liberals decided everything had to be supposedly equal and now they're causing more issues than they fixed.
On top of which there are a great many private clubs in America that accept both both and girls and go out camping not to mention traditional summer camps so its not like people were desperate for options.
I'm in Scouting.
Scouting internationally - > COED for a long time. US is the oddball
Boy Scouts or America - > Had Venturing which was coed.
Girls have been part of Boy Scouts for years. From coed Troops overseas to Venturing and Leadership in the US.
Since I got involved, girls have always been present and women serve in all sorts of roles from Scoutmasters to "executive".
Girls had tried to get into the Boy Scouts core program for a long time.
I still recall these folks - https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/North-Bay-girls-who-want-to-be-Boy-Scouts-get-6630950.php
Let me recap - Girls have been part of Boy Scouts of America for quite some time.
BSA ended gender\sex discrimination and stop putting up roadblocks for girls who wanted to do the core program.
So Girl Scouts is now pissed that BSA no longer discriminates based on sex or gender. Wonderful
As for "Liberals" influence on scouting, they also ended the bullshit against LGBT.
They also worked their ass off to put in policies to prevent the old creepy Christian conservative white men from molesting children.
Girls Scouts is pissed because cookie revenue took a dump this year