Boy Scouts Under Pressure to Allow Girls to Join
A handful of girls in California want to join the Boy Scouts and they’re using recent progressive developments as evidence that they should be allowed into the group.
The Boy Scouts are allowed by Federal Title IX law to exclude girls from their ranks. No one knows how long that will last, but the pressure is on.
A group of five girls in northern California are pressuring local leaders to let them join.
The girls tried the Girls Scouts but said it was boring, something that rankled local Girl Scout leaders who insist their members do lots of outdoors work. The girls say gay marriage, boys being allowed to pee in the girl’s bathroom, and gays in the Boy Scouts all point to changing attitudes and policies leaning their way.
The girls organized themselves into a group they call The Unicorns and their uniform bears a striking resemblance to the Boy Scouts’ uniform. In recent months they’ve been allowed to participate in Boy Scout camporees and claim to have come in second in a recent competition.
“We can do the same things boys can do..there’s no really ‘girl things’ or ‘boy things’,” one of the revolutionaries said.
It was just a matter of time.