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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by gospeltangents » 12 Oct 2017, 12:41

I think it was the opposite effect. The church pulling out of Boy Scouts caused big financial distress, and to counteract that loss of financial support, the Boy Scouts needed to attract new members somehow, and hey, half the population is female!
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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by Roy » 12 Oct 2017, 14:44

Just to state clearly, the chartering organization would still have the decision on how to proceed. Nobody is forcing individual troops to accept girls.
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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by LookingHard » 12 Oct 2017, 16:45

Roy wrote:
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Just to state clearly, the chartering organization would still have the decision on how to proceed. Nobody is forcing individual troops to accept girls.
True. In fact the same is true today (and has been for 15+ years) in the Venturing part of scouts (what the 16/17 year olds participate in). Each group decides if they are male only, female only, and mixed. I even know a member of the church that went to a all-girls venturing post (nothing to do with the church - but several girls from the stake were in it).

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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by hawkgrrrl » 12 Oct 2017, 20:33

Well, here's an analogy in Mormon terms. It's as if the Priesthood was going broke when it lost a big donor, and it realized that the Relief Society was an untapped wellspring of money and had fundraising capabilities, so they Correlated them under the Priesthood umbrella.

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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by dande48 » 13 Oct 2017, 12:05

I was going to say, "Boy Scouts is a non-profit organization. They're not concerned about profit!" Then I looked it up...

Their CEO, Roy Williams, brings in $1.6mil a year. That makes him the 5th highest paid non-profit CEO in the world. :P Wish I could could make me some non-profits.
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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by Reflexzero » 15 Oct 2017, 07:49

Girl Scouts requires that females are in the administration.

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Post by Curt Sunshine » 16 Oct 2017, 18:02

It is purely financial - and a direct result of losing the LDS Church as the biggest financial contributor. They had to try to replace the Mormon boys with someone, and girls was the only demographic that was large enough to do so.

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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by SilentDawning » 16 Oct 2017, 19:32

I think it's funny they have no intention of changing the name of Boy Scouts of America now that there are girls in it.

Could they just call it Scouts of America? Or Best Scouts of America to keep the BSA acronym?

Why have they lost so much church membership? Was it due to the inclusion of gay men as leaders?
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Re: Boy Scouts allow Girls now

Post by LookingHard » 16 Oct 2017, 20:45

SilentDawning wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 19:32
I think it's funny they have no intention of changing the name of Boy Scouts of America now that there are girls in it.

Could they just call it Scouts of America? Or Best Scouts of America to keep the BSA acronym?

Why have they lost so much church membership? Was it due to the inclusion of gay men as leaders?
Boys were just losing interest WAY before they started talking about allowing gay people in. It is a trend for quite a while.

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