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The Boy Scout Gender Controversy
The Boy Scouts are right in allowing girls into their program.
It opens up opportunities to girls that have previously remained excluded from them.
The BSA becomes a family activity. It unites families under the Scouting program instead of dividing them.
Gender neutral programming offers opportunities for children that don't fit traditional gender types.
Individual girls can choose to join either BSA or GSUSA, in order to which will benefit them the most to their specific gender requirements.
Integrating girls into BSA teaches boys and girls that the type of outdoor and civic activities in scouting are not male gendered in nature.
Girls deserve access to the character building skills boys have.
Male Scout troops and female Scout troops are designed to remain separate.
Boy Scouts have had girls in its programs for a while now.
This is starting to break down the institution of "safe spaces": places where boys can bond with other boys and girls can bond with other girls, without the distractions and problems that come along with the other sex.
The BSA has already been subject to
numerous sexual harassment and abuse cases
among young boys and adult leaders. By bringing in young girls they open themselves to dangers they haven't encountered yet.
Male only institutions are still a necessary part of society.
The BSA is abandoning its foundational morals, and this is just another indication of the BSA's continuing "cultural retreat."
It is detrimental to the Girl Scouts.
The BSA is suffering in membership and is seeking to steal members from the Girl Scout fan base.
The BSA has served only the male population for over a century and is unqualified to serve the female population.
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