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Maybe I am crazy, but wasn’t the point of allowing girls into the boy scouts to integrate the troops? To make it more inclusive?
I don’t understand why we are getting excited about all girl troops in the boy scouts. I don’t understand why this is even a thing. Why aren’t we integrating these troops?
Wasn’t that the point of all this?
Why can’t the boy scouts and the girl scouts come together and just like… make one big “scouts?” They could pool their resources, share camps, etc.
Think of all the learning possibilities and opportunities that would be available to both programs.
In a world where we are constantly struggling and growing to teach our kids to be more inclusive, to worry less about gender norms and more about being good people– why would we be excited about an all girl troop joining the scouts?
I mean, why wouldn’t the all girls troop just be girl scouts? This isn’t making a ton of sense to me.
We should be excited when the existing boys start welcoming the girls with open arms. When they can coexist side-by-side and not independent of each other.
Look I get it. Sleepovers and camp outs are going to be an issue. I am not blind to this problem. I know this is going to change some things.
I know that putting boys and girls together can cause a whole mess of problems that a lot of troop leaders aren’t ready to deal with. But, this is happening, so it might be time to get on board with it.
Just, don’t take two steps back when we just took a giant leap forward. Include EVERYONE in the troops.
No more all boys. No more all girls. K?