With a daughter crossing into Juniors this year, I am happy to see Girl Scouts teaches, encourages and allows girls to be anything. This next year, our focus is on STEM activities, outings and lessons. Voted on BY the girls. Love seeing girls realize they are GOOD at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Yay, Girl Scouts!
As the paren't of an Eagle Scout and a Life Scout, I am proud to have allowed BSA to help mold, craft and develop my young men. At no time did my boys ever feel they were being taught hate or intolerance. They know the rules of BSA and abide by them. The expect the adults to do the same. Ask them today (especially the 21 year old) and he will tell you he is appalled at the backlash BSA receives for their policies. This coming from the 21-year old young man who has many LGBT good friends. He is tolerant. He is accepting. And has his own opinions on what the BSA policies should be. But like all organizations, there is no perfect answer. BSA does an OUTSTANDING job building young men we can look forward to leading us in the future. Outstanding. We would do it all again in a heartbeat! There are no words for the number of ways BSA has positively influences our lives--the boys AND the parents!