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Girls allowed to join Boy Scouts
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http://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bsa-expands-programs-welcome-girls-cub-scouts-highest-rank-eagle-scout/

http://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bsa-expands-programs-welcome-girls-cub-scouts-highest-rank-eagle-scout/
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pro tip: join boy scouts for exxxtra pussy game

pro tip: join boy scouts for exxxtra pussy game
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cp_granary_pro
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wow such an amazing day for gender diversity

wow such an amazing day for gender diversity
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is it really boy scouts now? I guess its just scouts

is it really boy scouts now? I guess its just scouts
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that's pretty cool, i don't think there's a significant downside

that's pretty cool, i don't think there's a significant downside
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Usually shit like this is silly but you have to realize that Eagle Scout is actually a really big honor and achievement and I don't think there was an alternative for girls.

Usually shit like this is silly but you have to realize that Eagle Scout is actually a really big honor and achievement and I don't think there was an alternative for girls.
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wait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit

wait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit
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http://ageofempires.wikia.com/wiki/Eagle_Scout

http://ageofempires.wikia.com/wiki/Eagle_Scout
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messiahwait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit

i dont appreciate much what happened but in all fairness girl scouts is pretty shitty compared to boy scouts

[quote=messiah]wait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit[/quote]
i dont appreciate much what happened but in all fairness girl scouts is pretty shitty compared to boy scouts
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so are they changing their name from boy scouts orrrr

so are they changing their name from boy scouts orrrr
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so can boys join the girl scouts?

so can boys join the girl scouts?
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my favorite girl scout cookies are the savannah smiles

my favorite girl scout cookies are the savannah smiles
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samoas all day or thin mints

samoas all day or thin mints
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die white girls

die white girls
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why don't they just have 'youth scouts' for California

why don't they just have 'youth scouts' for California
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this thread can only go well

this thread can only go well
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toads_tfmessiahwait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit
i dont appreciate much what happened but in all fairness girl scouts is pretty shitty compared to boy scouts

So instead of trying to change the girl scouts to be more modern and less "we're still stuck in the 50s selling cookies" they put girls in the boy scouts. Nice logic.

[quote=toads_tf][quote=messiah]wait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit[/quote]
i dont appreciate much what happened but in all fairness girl scouts is pretty shitty compared to boy scouts[/quote]
So instead of trying to change the girl scouts to be more modern and less "we're still stuck in the 50s selling cookies" they put girls in the boy scouts. Nice logic.
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Who cares

Who cares
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This makes sense in a lot of areas as the scouts are having a lot of trouble recruiting - they already do mixed boy/girl scouts here because there simply aren't enough scouts to have separate organizations or trained/willing leaders for each.

This makes sense in a lot of areas as the scouts are having a lot of trouble recruiting - they already do mixed boy/girl scouts here because there simply aren't enough scouts to have separate organizations or trained/willing leaders for each.
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There's a sub-set of the Boy Scouts known as the Venture Crew which has been co-ed for many years. Nice to see that the unique programs offered by Boy Scouts will now be available to all girls.

There's a sub-set of the Boy Scouts known as the Venture Crew which has been co-ed for many years. Nice to see that the unique programs offered by Boy Scouts will now be available to all girls.
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jetzzzzzis it really boy scouts now? I guess its just scouts

scout is best class

[quote=jetzzzzz]is it really boy scouts now? I guess its just scouts[/quote]
scout is best class
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so wats gonna happen to girl scouts

so wats gonna happen to girl scouts
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What's the point of Venturing now with this change? They should have made the Venturing program better if they wanted to have a co-ed scouting group and let Boy Scouts be Boy Scouts.

What's the point of Venturing now with this change? They should have made the Venturing program better if they wanted to have a co-ed scouting group and let Boy Scouts be Boy Scouts.
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ReeroUsually shit like this is silly but you have to realize that Eagle Scout is actually a really big honor and achievement and I don't think there was an alternative for girls.

Gold Award, not as well known as being an Eagle Scout but is similar

messiahwait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit

99% of girl scout troops don't do even close to the most basic stuff boy scouts do. They pretty much only sell cookies, they barely have any outings comparable to boy scout ones, no summer camps and it's just less interactive with hands on stuff in general

rowrowThere's a sub-set of the Boy Scouts known as the Venture Crew which has been co-ed for many years. Nice to see that the unique programs offered by Boy Scouts will now be available to all girls.

Venture Crew isn't the same as boy scouts though nor is it the same as girl scouts.

tsarWhat's the point of Venturing now with this change? They should have made the Venturing program better if they wanted to have a co-ed scouting group and let Boy Scouts be Boy Scouts.

Venture scouts tend to be even more outdoorsy and hands on than even boyscouts are

[quote=Reero]Usually shit like this is silly but you have to realize that Eagle Scout is actually a really big honor and achievement and I don't think there was an alternative for girls.[/quote]

Gold Award, not as well known as being an Eagle Scout but is similar

[quote=messiah]wait isnt there already girl scouts what the fuck is the point of this
or do they really only fucking sell cookies holy shit[/quote]

99% of girl scout troops don't do even close to the most basic stuff boy scouts do. They pretty much only sell cookies, they barely have any outings comparable to boy scout ones, no summer camps and it's just less interactive with hands on stuff in general

[quote=rowrow]There's a sub-set of the Boy Scouts known as the Venture Crew which has been co-ed for many years. Nice to see that the unique programs offered by Boy Scouts will now be available to all girls.[/quote]

Venture Crew isn't the same as boy scouts though nor is it the same as girl scouts.

[quote=tsar]What's the point of Venturing now with this change? They should have made the Venturing program better if they wanted to have a co-ed scouting group and let Boy Scouts be Boy Scouts.[/quote]

Venture scouts tend to be even more outdoorsy and hands on than even boyscouts are
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As someone whose coming-of-age was decently influenced by Boy Scouts, I have to say that I welcome this change, so long as the Boy Scout program and the new Girl Scout program stay sufficiently separated.

Scouts was in-part a great experience for me because of the male-bonding and what it taught me about manhood, maturity, fraternity, and masculinity. It was great in other ways too, teaching me about leadership, unity, communication, responsibility, discipline, appreciation for nature, values, duties, and obligations. I don't see a reason why there shouldn't be a program for girls that aims to do the exact same thing with womanhood, sisterhood, and femininity.

I was never in Cub Scouts, so I can't speak to that as much, but it does seem to me that Cub Scouts is much more of a fun activity for your kids to participate in while the parents take turns chaperoning than an actual character-building program. The already-existing program, while they don't *just* sell cookies, their program is very watered down and fluffy compared to Boy Scouts. Again, it seems more like just some extra-curricular activity than anything that could really build strong character. Also, it's a different organization, so BSA can't just change the program because it's not their program. As for Venture Scouts, I never did that either, but not only does it seem to serve a different purpose, but it's co-ed meaning boys and girls together in the same group.

And just a little disclaimer: I had a much better experience in Boy Scouts than most. My troop was extremely well led and well organized by some really smart people and great leaders. Unfortunately, after about four years there was a changing of the guard, and from there on out the experience was much more lackluster experience more akin to what most people have. While I recognize that many people who try scouting will not have the experience that scouting should be, that doesn't change how I feel about the opportunities that girls could have to have a similar experience.

As someone whose coming-of-age was decently influenced by Boy Scouts, I have to say that I welcome this change, so long as the Boy Scout program and the new Girl Scout program stay sufficiently separated.

Scouts was in-part a great experience for me because of the male-bonding and what it taught me about manhood, maturity, fraternity, and masculinity. It was great in other ways too, teaching me about leadership, unity, communication, responsibility, discipline, appreciation for nature, values, duties, and obligations. I don't see a reason why there shouldn't be a program for girls that aims to do the exact same thing with womanhood, sisterhood, and femininity.

I was never in Cub Scouts, so I can't speak to that as much, but it does seem to me that Cub Scouts is much more of a fun activity for your kids to participate in while the parents take turns chaperoning than an actual character-building program. The already-existing program, while they don't *just* sell cookies, their program is very watered down and fluffy compared to Boy Scouts. Again, it seems more like just some extra-curricular activity than anything that could really build strong character. Also, it's a different organization, so BSA can't just change the program because it's not their program. As for Venture Scouts, I never did that either, but not only does it seem to serve a different purpose, but it's co-ed meaning boys and girls together in the same group.

And just a little disclaimer: I had a much better experience in Boy Scouts than most. My troop was extremely well led and well organized by some really smart people and great leaders. Unfortunately, after about four years there was a changing of the guard, and from there on out the experience was much more lackluster experience more akin to what most people have. While I recognize that many people who try scouting will not have the experience that scouting should be, that doesn't change how I feel about the opportunities that girls could have to have a similar experience.
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kawaWho cares

Because the stereotype that girl scouts only sell cookies is not that far off from the truth. Because being able to interact with both genders like a normal person is a valuable life skill, regardless of the situation. Because being able to put "Eagle Scout" on your resume is a huge deal.

I see that other people have already said this, but it actually matters.

[quote=kawa]Who cares[/quote]
Because the stereotype that girl scouts only sell cookies is not that far off from the truth. Because being able to interact with both genders like a normal person is a valuable life skill, regardless of the situation. Because being able to put "Eagle Scout" on your resume is a huge deal.

I see that other people have already said this, but it actually matters.
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i like thin mints

i like thin mints
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fabulous.

there are massive issues with gender equality besides girls being able to join "boy scouts" and this community is a prime example of why this change won't help much at all

[quote=fabulous].[/quote]

there are massive issues with gender equality besides girls being able to join "boy scouts" and this community is a prime example of why this change won't help much at all
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seedsthis thread can only go well

Oh Boy Guys A New Controversial Thread Just Got made.... time to post "tis can olny go welll :D" to remind everyone that i have no fucking backbone and i live for upfrags

[quote=seeds]this thread can only go well[/quote]
Oh Boy Guys A New Controversial Thread Just Got made.... time to post "tis can olny go welll :D" to remind everyone that i have no fucking backbone and i live for upfrags
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