The Boy Scout organization announced it would drop the word “Boy” from its name now that gender no longer matters in its membership process.  Last year, they decided to allow girls admission into the 108 year old organization.  I guess it stands to reason that they’d further suck the life out of the Girl Scouts by changing the name and making it official.

This is a sad time for America.  The Hill reports:

The parent organization will continue being called Boy Scouts of America, even though the scouting group’s name is changing.

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said the association considered many other “incredibly fun” names before settling on a decision, according to the AP.

“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” Surbaugh said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”

I wish I knew what some of those “fun” new names were.  I wonder if one of them was “Making the Girl Scouts Obsolete?”   Or was it “How to Sacrifice a Good Thing to the gods of Identity Politics?”  This move, of course, completely ignores the fact that little girls and boys never really wanted to mix much.  (Trust me, it will come soon enough.)  To prove my point, check out these photos from the Little Rascals:

Of course, that show would never be allowed to air these days.

Boys are in trouble in this country, and the loss of this institution doesn’t help.

From primary education to college, boys and men are doing worse than girls and women.  The number of women attending college and even graduate programs far outstrips the number of men. Men and boys are facing a crisis in America, and the left intends to deepen that crisis by pretending that it doesn’t exist.

Here are some good takes on Twitter:

Hat Tip: The Hill

Image Credit: The two millionth Eagle Scout Anthony Thomas addresses an audience of more than 45,000 during the Boy Scouts of America 2010 National Scout Jamboree on Fort AP Hill, Va., July 28, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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