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    Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Bobby Montoya is a 7-year-old boy from Denver. Unlike a lot of young boys, Bobby has no desire to join the Boy Scouts. Instead, he wants to be a Girl Scout.
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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    No and Girls shouldnt be allowed to join Boy Scouts.


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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    I don't think so.


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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    I would never had wanted to be in the Girl Scouts. At that age, girls have cooties.




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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Lord no. What next, a woman on the PGA Tour?



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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    He must love cookies.



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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Lord no. What next, a woman on the PGA Tour?
    There was some guy that got a sex change and then attempted to compete for the Olympics in women's sports.



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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Absolutely not.



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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Maybe this kid is a genius.



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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    I'm a girl that joined the Boy Scouts.

    I was a teenager in the 80's (yah - my age is starting to rival that of dirt) and thought I wanted to be a journalist. Via a Boy Scout program at the time, open to both sexes, you could work at a newspaper or community TV station for fun/experience. I think there was also a ride-along law enforcement program too, but it didn't interest me so I don't know much about it. I explored both the print and TV option, and ultimately worked on a weekly community show on a local cable access channel in NE Iowa. Great experience! And yes, I was actually issued a Boy Scouts of America membership card.

    With that said, both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts strive to teach life skills. I think the notion that only boys should learn to light a fire by rubbing two sticks together, and only girls should bake cookies, is ridiculous.

    Everyone is a participant in LIFE and thus should have LIFE SKILLS. My Dad is 82 and can't boil water because back in the day, men shouldn't bother themselves with such ridiculous tasks. If my Mom passes away first he's either going to eat cold cereal everyday for the rest of his life (if he can get the bowl + milk concept down pat) or live with us - - where BOTH my husband and I can cook for him.

    But what do I know, I'm just a stupid girl who now works in a male-dominated field, currently supervising and providing technical expertise to 13 men and 4 women.


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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    I was going to make some generic gender-based joke attempting to emasculate the young man wanting to join the girl scouts. Then I remembered that the boy scouts aren't exactly the paradigm of "masculinity".



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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    With that said, both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts strive to teach life skills. I think the notion that only boys should learn to light a fire by rubbing two sticks together, and only girls should bake cookies, is ridiculous.
    You're a fool if you truly believe if that's what these two organizations teach (and all they teach) to the respective genders.




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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    You're a fool if you truly believe if that's what these two organizations teach (and all they teach) to the respective genders.
    Okay, I'm a fool. Please, do tell me what they teach?


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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    Okay, I'm a fool. Please, do tell me what they teach?
    I can't answer that question as I have never been involved in the Girl Scouts in any way. However, based on their mission statement to "...builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place," I doubt they're doing that by teaching them how to bake cookies.




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    Re: Should boys be allowed to join the Girl Scouts?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    I'm a girl that joined the Boy Scouts.

    I was a teenager in the 80's (yah - my age is starting to rival that of dirt) and thought I wanted to be a journalist. Via a Boy Scout program at the time, open to both sexes, you could work at a newspaper or community TV station for fun/experience. I think there was also a ride-along law enforcement program too, but it didn't interest me so I don't know much about it. I explored both the print and TV option, and ultimately worked on a weekly community show on a local cable access channel in NE Iowa. Great experience! And yes, I was actually issued a Boy Scouts of America membership card.

    With that said, both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts strive to teach life skills. I think the notion that only boys should learn to light a fire by rubbing two sticks together, and only girls should bake cookies, is ridiculous.

    Everyone is a participant in LIFE and thus should have LIFE SKILLS. My Dad is 82 and can't boil water because back in the day, men shouldn't bother themselves with such ridiculous tasks. If my Mom passes away first he's either going to eat cold cereal everyday for the rest of his life (if he can get the bowl + milk concept down pat) or live with us - - where BOTH my husband and I can cook for him.

    But what do I know, I'm just a stupid girl who now works in a male-dominated field, currently supervising and providing technical expertise to 13 men and 4 women.
    Please tell me if this is an exaggeration. If not that's truly pathetic.



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