The Girls Scouts are politely, professionally pissed, baby, and righteously so. This is a devaluing of girls, and I'm pissed as hell, and hoping this concept crashes and burns hard and fast, as I think it will. Girl Scouts are about girls, and the organization has evolved into a really cool 21st century organization that offers badges in stuff like cybersecurity, and has a social conscience. There is absolutely nothing girls can get from the BSA that they can't get from their own, existing scouting organization, except that preparation for playing second fiddle to the boys. So I'm annoyed with the BSA's move, but anticipate it failing quietly and being abandoned in a year. But I'm offended by the idea that the BSA thought this was something the public was clamoring for, because at the heart of this vote is the concept that the Boy Scouts are THE official face of Scouting, and Girl Scouts are second class, and basically, it just doesn't get more blatantly misogynist than that.
And my daughter has followed her mother's path as Seriously Overscheduled Working Mom Willing to Be Troop Leader for Delaney's Daisy troop, and their first meeting is this Saturday.
And Grandma/former Daisy leader is going to do the security check so I can tag along on field trips if
Thanks to Kimmen for this Girls, Don't Become Boy Scouts. What she said.