Skip to comments.Boy Scouts of America shows support for Black Lives Matter and will require some scouts to earn diversity badge
Posted on 06/17/2020 11:13:53 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
In a statement released in support of Black Lives Matter, the Boy Scouts of America said it will require Eagle Scouts to earn a diversity and inclusion badge. It'll examine its own role in perpetuating racism, too.
The organization, which also condemned the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, said it "has not been as brave as we should have been" when it comes to calling out racism.
"The Boy Scouts of America stands with Black families and the Black community because we believe that Black Lives Matter," the organization said in a letter on Scoutingwire, the organization's official blog. "This is not a political issue; it is a human rights issue and one we all have a duty to address."
Now, scouts must earn a diversity and inclusion merit badge to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts program. The new badge will build on existing programs that require scouts to "engage with other groups and cultures."
The organization said it's banned the Confederate flag for nearly 30 years, but it'll review property names, events and insignia to "ensure that symbols of oppression are not in use today or in the future."
"We will also continue to listen more, learn more and do more to promote a culture in which every person feels that they belong, are respected and are valued in Scouting, in their community and across America," the scouting organization said.
(Excerpt) Read more at actionnewsnow.com ...
Also from link... “Court testimony released last year shows that over 7,800 former scout leaders are accused of sexually abusing 12,000 scouts over 72 years.”
People still put their kids in Boy Scouts? What is WRONG with people?
I thought they were gone.
You may be in the wrong troop when part of your camping supplies includes KY jelly.
When my kids decided not to continue from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts last year I was relieved... the entire organization is a feminized mess
As if they needed to do more to kill the Child Molesters of America.
My son dropped out when they changed the Robert E. Lee Council name to Heart of Virginia Council.
That will leave
moral cowards and pussies
“Then, this year, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy, and the hundreds of lawsuits it was fielding about accounts of sexual assault within the program are now on hold.”
Even Johnny Mathis only contributed to the Boy’s Clubs of America. I once heard him say that on a talk show. Do THEY even exist anymore?
I thought they already had a diversity badge when they became the gay scouts.
Jeeze. My 1980’s Eagle Scout Diversity training was more like this:
250 hours community service
Civics and citizenship in your community
Start a fire and set up emergency shelter
Make a rabbit snare and fish for trout
Woodworking and carpentry skills
Welding and mechanics
First aid and CPR
Cooking and baking
It was diversity of life skills and active involvement in your community.
and the Merit badge for knitting will require a completed pink vagina hat.
Just go bankrupt and fold already, you’re embarrassing now.
Yes, they seem to have lost all sight of their mission statement.
I don’t know anyone with children still active in Scouts; they are just another decaying symbol of the America that was. We are watching “MGTOW” (men going their own way) evolve into “WPGTOW” (white people going their own way), and the institutions they built are disappearing or in serious trouble (civic clubs, religious organizations, even whole municipalities).
Let those who are inheriting the infrastructure we built can maintain it...
Not gone, just in bankruptcy. Make me ashamed of my having been an Eagle Scout (1963). It was a different organization, in a different world.
Didn’t they go bankrupt?
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