Will Gender-Inclusive Boy Scouts Sell Cookies?

 A Boy Scout statue titled "Trail to Manhood" stands outside the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.
A Boy Scout statue titled "Trail to Manhood" stands outside the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. ( REUTERS/Michael Prengler/File Photo)

The Boy Scouts dropped a bombshell announcement Wednesday: They are going gender inclusive. The BSA is about to open its tents to girls—from Cub Scouts to Eagle Scouts.

"This decision is true to the BSA's mission and core values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. The values of scouting—trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example—are important for both young men and women," said Michael Surbaugh, the BSA's Chief Scout Executive. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children."

The move is expected to result in yet another mass exodus of boys from the once-heralded scouting organization.

 "When you lose your moral compass the next thing to go is the courage and conviction to navigate in contrary times," Trail Life USA's Mark Hancock told "The Todd Starnes Show."

Trail Life USA is a Christian scouting organization that was founded after the Boy Scouts were conquered by a vocal group of LGBT activists. Trail Life now has more than 28,000 active members in nearly every state. Hancock warned the Boy Scout's decision was one more example of a "war on boys."

"Boys are losing out because we are focusing on them. We are not celebrating with them the wildness, the daring," he said.

Leaders with American Heritage Girls, a faith-based, all-girls program, say it's important for girls to have their own programs.

"American Heritage Girls is committed to its girl focus and will not acquiesce its dedication to girls due to enrollment decline or political correctness," Patti Garibay said.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins also joined "The Todd Starnes Show"—wondering if the Boy Scouts will have to drop the word "boy" from its title.

"This is the slippery slope. Where does it stop? It doesn't stop until the Boy Scouts is a mere shadow of what it once was. They want the symbolism without the substance, and that's where we are headed," Perkins said.

He tells me he's not terribly surprised by the decision—also calling it a war on boys. So don't be surprised if you see the Boy Scouts marching in the next Nasty Woman protest, wearing pink neckerchiefs and matching knit hats.

Soon, a new generation of gender-inclusive scouts will earn Emasculation Badges and social justice pins and volunteer for community service hours at the local Planned Parenthood abortion mill.

I wonder if the Boy Scouts are going to start selling cookies?

Todd Starnes is host of "Fox News & Commentary," heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again.

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