Chalk one up for the inclusive Scouts
A little over a year ago the Boy Scouts started allowing girls into their organization, and this decision was met by many as the downfall of our civilization. Well … My daughter heard stories from her brother about his experiences in scouting. He told her about Camp Lassen, campfires, hiking, and adventures in nature. She wanted to experience these things for herself, so she joined the BSA as soon as she was allowed.
Now … 16 months later I want to share my experience of what the downfall of our community looks like. In that time my daughter has done over 30 hours of community service, spent about three weeks camping, learned about world governments, financial management, the US Constitution, various knots, outdoor cooking, archery, conservation, and water sports. Most importantly, she did these things with a group of girls that 15 months ago were strangers, but today are more like a family than friends. If this is what the burning of a civilization looks like, I'll bring the marshmallows.
— Nathan Methvin-Terry,