Boy Scouts Become Latest Casualty in War on Masculinity

The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that they have changed their organization’s male-only policy to now include female membership in the scouts. Starting in 2018, the Cub Scouts — an organization traditionally reserved for young boys and affiliate of the Boy Scouts — will be open to girls, with a program for older females expected to be rolled out in 2019. As of now, this change will affect the overall organization but will not alter the single-sex nature of scout troops, the smallest and most intimate groups in the Boy Scouts. This shift also is not the first

Gay Rights Groups Slam Boy Scouts for Permitting Religious Groups to Exclude Gay Scout Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America voted earlier this week to end the ban on gay Scout leaders, permitting local groups to make their own rules.  Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary, told the Boy Scout board litigation threats would bankrupt the organization if they did not eliminate the ban. But the Boy Scouts will continue to let local religiously affiliated troops implement their own rules for leaders.  The Human Rights Campaign is not celebrating. Instead, consistent with gay rights leaders’ hatred of almost all religious exemptions, HRC president Chad Griffin thunderingly denounced the Boy Scouts new policy: “Half measures are unacceptable