Be Prepared: The Boy Scouts Motto
A warning for parents
My son was a rough and tumble kid. He loved the outdoors and hiking and backpacking. He only had friends who were boys. When he left elementary school he still did not know any of the girls in his class, even though he’d been in school with them for six years. In middle school, he wondered how he would date girls because he couldn’t imagine having anything in common with a girl. I told him he it would work itself out one day and not to worry. He thanked me for this advice.
In 6th grade, my son wanted to join the Boy Scouts. I did not want him to join because I had gotten a bad feeling about it. Call it mother’s intuition. But my son begged. My gut warned me against it but my husband and son wanted it badly, so I gave in. In Boy Scouts the troop is run by the older boys and my son stepped up like I never had seen before. I was relieved and thought my instincts were wrong.
He loved all the hiking and backpacking. He made friends. In high school he became friends with another scout from a different school. Together they decided they were both “trans”. My son declared his new girl name and pronouns to his troop. I wrote to the troop leader to express my concerns, and also to point out that, because there were many autistic boys in the troop, I did not want my son celebrated, and have him potentially influence other vulnerable boys.
The troop leader sent my letter to the pastor of the church where the meetings were held, a gay man who had known my son for years. To my shock, he said we need to support our trans child. My son quit the troop soon after this because he did not like what scouts represented. The church that hosts the Boy Scout troop now flies the progressive pride flag, and sports a large banner reading “Trans rights are human rights”.
This troop played Magic: the gathering cards on all the backpacking trips. I’ve since learned this is another trans gateway drug similar to anime. My husband reported that they would play the game rather than hike and the troop leaders allowed it. They also allowed electronics which seemed to defeat the purpose of being in the woods. Did any of this contribute? Who knows, but it certainly didn’t help, and it was not what I thought my son was up to on his scouting trips.
My instincts were right then about Boy Scouts just as they were when my vulnerable boy declared he was trans and female. I knew nothing about transgender at the time but I soon learned what a crock of shit the whole gender ideology is. I couldn’t understand why everyone was buying into it then, and I have no further insights now. I regret my son joining this troop so much. I will always wonder if he had not joined, would he have been influenced to thinking he was “trans”.
We have managed to keep our son off hormones but unfortunately his friend from scouts and his family have fully embraced gender drugs.
None of our institutions are safe for kids anymore. Just like Boy Scouts from the past unveiled in controversy about pedophilia, we are now adopting the notion that boy scouts might not even be boys. Where will boys be safe? Where are the institutions to help boys become men?