‘Dismissing the Boy Scouts’
American Conservative article The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been the subject of several complaints, with the most recent, a letter to the Scouts’ president from the Boy Scout Council, asking the organization to “dismiss the Boy Scouting movement.”
The letter was published Tuesday in the Chicago Tribune, and was addressed to a member of the Boy Scans’ executive committee.
“The Boy Scouts, through its corporate board, is not responsible for the Boy’s Scouts of the USA, nor should it be,” the letter reads.
“In fact, it has actively promoted the Boy to the top of the list of organizations that it should not be associated with.
We respectfully ask you to immediately disavow the Boy and its members.”
The Boy Scout Oath of Allegiance, signed by more than 100,000 Boy Scouts across the country, reads: “I do solemnly swear that I will uphold the Boy Boy Scout oath to keep the Scout Promise, which I have faithfully and faithfully kept as a Boy Scout.”
The BSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The letter came after a petition calling for the BSA to be “discredited” and “rebranded” was signed by almost 4 million people, according to the Washington Post.
The BSPE, the Boy Stamps Association, the American Legion, and other organizations have also filed lawsuits against the BSP.
Last week, the BScA announced that it had formed a new “leadership council” to investigate the allegations.
“This council is committed to conducting thorough and independent investigations into the allegations,” the BSCA said in a statement.
“If it finds that there are any violations of the B.S.A. charter, we will take appropriate action.”
The petition also noted that the BSSA’s executive board had “no knowledge” of the accusations, and said the organization’s corporate board “has done nothing to address the allegations.”
The American Council of Boy Scouts has not commented.