Scout Leaders are told to avoid referring to youngsters as boys & girls so transgender members are not offended

Scout leaders have been told to avoid referring to children as ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ to ensure transgender members are not offended, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Official guidelines instruct leaders to use ‘gender-neutral’ phrases such as ‘hello, everybody’ when addressing Scout troops.

They also say the phrase ‘hello gentlemen’ should be avoided and warns against calling female Scouts ‘ladies’.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    As a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout, Scouting is dead to me.

    • mobuyus

      It’s a good thing you were prepared.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        It really depends on what troop you are with.
        In hindsight my Boy Scout Troop 627 was basically worthless.

        • Clausewitz

          Back in the Day, around 1970, the 2nd Burnhamthorpe Troop spent every weekend camping at the Forks of the Credit, and two two week canoe trips per year. When I went looking for a group for my son so he could have those same experiences, there were none to be found.

        • mobuyus

          I’ve often been surrounded by sad sack losers, they have no effect on my preparedness.

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            I guess that’s good, but Scouts is where you are supposed to learn those lessons and some are better than others.
            It’s not like were were disaster prepping for a nuke war, I just wanted to get some merit badges and the adults were mostly worthless.

          • mobuyus

            I had combat veterans for scout leaders. I was prepared for anything from shooting and skinning a rabbit to nuclear war.

    • Clausewitz

      Same here. Once upon a time Scouting was paramilitary, re: the history of where Baden Powell came up with the concept of scouting, today it’s just a farce.

      • tom_billesley

        All traces of toxic masculinity have been eradicated.

      • A Hamilton Guy

        Never was a scout, learned on my own in the Red Hill Valley before the city screwed it up. Environmental training with the Military reenforced it. Probably know more than the so called leaders of any sjw controlled group. I hope my great grandson takes up wrestling with his cousin’s group.No bullshit there.

    • Clink9

      It sounds like hell.

  • Martin B

    Evil freaks, who would be locked away under heavy sedation in a sane world, are dictating to us all.

    • Dave

      Very well said.

  • Observer

    When did they announce their merger with NAMBLA?

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      A wholly owned subsidiary it seems.

  • BillyHW

    Within 10 years boys will be banned from the boy scouts.

  • Why would people send their kids to these groups?

    • dukestreet

      They used to be good for kids. My family has been involved in Canadian Scouting and it was good then. AS soon as they started taking God out of it, the Salvation Army quit being involved completely. I used to miss it but, since they’ve become SJWs, I’m not interested at all.

      • I’ve never been one for these sorts of groups but now, they are far more sinister.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Do they still do scouting or are they just the language police?

    • bargogx1

      I imagine they’re involved in a lot of SJW activities.

  • canminuteman

    Because offending the other 99.99 percent of the population is just fine.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Public education, along with the majority of public institutions like Scouts, Girl Guides, etc. are completely useless today if not outright dangerous to your kids’ moral and ethical fibre. Stay away! Spend time with your kids yourself doing things. It really is a lot more fun that way, and your kids don’t turn out to be strangers you want to smack in the face.

  • bargogx1

    Time for parents to get their children the hell out of that organization.

  • dukestreet

    The Salvation Army got out of Guiding when they took God out of everything. I am pretty sure the Salvation Army Scouts will do something as well.

  • Carlos_Perera

    As a former Boy Scout, and the father of an Eagle Scout, I, too, am aghast at the present perversion of Lord Baden-Powell’s original concept. Luckily, organizations have sprung up to give boys a wholesome alternative to the Formerly-Boy-Now-Rainbow Scouts. Fraternis and Trail Life USA spring to mind right away.

    On a positive note, lest we give way to despair, I should point out that some other countries’ Scouting movements have retained Baden-Powell’s ethos. In 2014, my wife and I participated in the three-day Chartres Pilgrimage, which involves walking between Notre Dame de Paris and Notre Dame de Chartres. A large percentage of the participants were French (Boy) Scouts and (Girl) Guides. These youngsters were up to Baden-Powell’s vision of outdoors-hardy Scouts. After walking an average of 24 miles per day (not counting the sprinting back-and-forth between Scout groups that was constantly going on), the boys still had the energy to play rugby at day’s end, and the girls to do gymnastics and folk dances; then, late into the night, one would hear them singing hymns. So Baden-Powell’s spirit lives on, just, unfortunately, not in the U. S. (or Canada, based on other comments) at the moment.

  • Clausewitz

    I was one of the last Queen’s Scouts back before they went over to the 5 star system. I’m guessing the concept of the Queen’s Scout has totally changed meaning from back in my day.