To most of my on-line readers who have commented anonymously at the newspaper’s site, and also sent me personal emails, I’m a genius and they love this. The others . . . not so much (and that’s putting it mildly). I have heard from several high ranking military officials who have agreed that boys these days are lacking real men in their lives to help guide them. The reaction not just with my story, but across the nation has been fascinating. – As always, thanks for reading!
My youngest son just completed his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He’s a member of Troop 47, which is the oldest continuously operating troop in the state of Alabama. He, along with most other scouts feel the decision by the National Council to allow girls the option of joining Boy Scouts is ridiculous, and I agree.
First of all, if girls can join Boy Scouts of America or BSA, can boys join Girl Scouts? Will you think it’s a good idea when three 16 year old boys who shave twice a week want to camp with your daughters? After eating all the cookies while sitting around the campfire burping, scratching and talking about teenage boy things, the girls could really get an education. There would be new Girl Scout badges for “shock and awe” and “grossed out.”
Any girl who wants to be an Eagle Scout is probably being pushed by her parents to make a statement of some sort, because to be a girl amongst a throng of silly, smelly boys may be fun for about thirty minutes, after a while, when the TV cameras are gone, . . . click HERE to finish the story at AL.com – thanks for reading and sharing!