On Wednesday, the International Day of the Girl, Boy Scouts of America announced they will be admitting girls into their program as Cub Scouts with the potential to work their way up to Eagle Scout. As you’d guess, this is not a decision without controversy.
An letter sent from Girl Scouts of the USA on Monday to the Boy Scouts of America has revealed a brewing feud between the organizations that comes with so many pointed comments you might poke your eye out reading it.
“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” Donald Trump asked the crowd that had gathered to hear his speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The question was rhetorical, instead of offering the traditional, non-partisan speech that presidents have given the group…
On Monday, January 30, the Boy Scouts of America released a historic and heartening announcement: transgender children who identify as boys are officially welcomed into their ranks.
An 8-year-old from Secaucus, New Jersey has been banned from the Cub Scouts for being is transgender. Currently, the Boy Scouts of America’s policy is to only accept children whose sex is categorized as male on their birth certificate and currently the organization—known for its conservatism—declines to comment on if…
A group of girls in Santa Rosa, California are fighting to become official members of the Boy Scouts of America. The girls, who have dubbed themselves, “The Unicorns,” expressed interest in joining the organization after participating in Learning for Life, a co-ed subsidiary of the Boy Scouts that helps develop skills…
On Monday the Boy Scouts of America is expected to end its ban on gay scouts leaders. The New York Times reports that the decision—one that’s been in the works for some time—will be limited in scope:
Gov. Scott Walker said on Wednesday that he doesn’t think children need to be protected from gay scoutmasters — he thinks they need to be protected from the debate surrounding the ban on gay scoutmasters. Obviously!
Scott Walker—presidential candidate, governor of Wisconsin, and noted hot ham enthusiast—has spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America’s recent push to allow gay troop leaders. “I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout…
Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where the politically minded among the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today (because it’s a very big and special day for the former Arkansas Governor), we’re recalling that time Mike Huckabee’s loser son David killed a dog…
Wanna see the STEM gender gap illustrated so starkly that Marie Curie may very well rise from her grave to gnash her teeth? The Carnegie Science Center offers one workshop explicitly for Girl Scouts, and it's about the science of beauty products.
Discrimination against gays by the Boy Scouts is a big deal because a) it's otherwise one of the best organizations for youth and b) helps define what being a "man" means. This new TV show will tackle the issue head on.
On January 1 of this year, the Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to openly gay scouts. But, it still bars gay adult leaders. We talked about this issue with the organization's National Commissioner and asked him if Scouting considers gays pedophiles.
Attorney General Eric Holder came down hard on the Boy Scouts' ban on gay troop leaders, declaring their policy promotes "the worst kind of stereotypes" about the LGBT community.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is the new head of the Boys Scouts of America organisation, and despite shepherding the US Armed Forces through the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and voicing his previous support of gay adults in scouting, he refuses to change the policy banning the same adults.
Lately mentions of "Boy Scouts" in headlines usually precede articles about how homophobic adults are ruining a fun club for kids by freaking out about gays. But this time, it's the sort of heroics that seem ripped right from the campy illustrations of a 1950's survival handbook.
The Boy Scouts of America organisation has revoked the charter of a Seattle area church after it refused to remove a scoutmaster for being gay.
Disney is dumping the Boy Scouts.
The Boy Scouts are going to have a way more inclusive year in 2014. Starting Jan. 1, the Scouts will begin accepting openly gay youths.
On Monday, a District Judge ruled that Utah's ban against same sex marriage is invalid, despite state lawyers filing for a stay over the weekend. This decision means Utah remains the 18th state where gay couples can marry, along with the District of Columbia. However local conservatives won't let the constitution stop…