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Boy Scouts Embrace Elimination of Gender, now Unisex Scouts

Hot Air and other publications report the latest liberal social engineering by the "Boy Scouts of America"

"Gender integration has breached the walls of yet another institution of American life - only this time, the combatants have switched sides. The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they will fully integrate girls into Cub Scout dens, and build a parallel program for older girls:

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization's highest honor.

"We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts. &"

One might expect feminists and progressives to rejoice in this seeming capitulation. The latter have targeted BSA for decades on such issues as the religious requirements and accessibility for both Scouts and adult leaders based on sexual orientation. The Left has largely won those fights, and at first blush, this appears to be yet another concession to social-justice activists.

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