I remember being in boy scouts. I remember doing a couple of cool things, a couple of lame things, I haven't retained any of the skills I learned, the troop I was in last was more of a babysitting service for unruly boys (my dad really wanted me in a scout troop but didn't realize that that particular one wasn't good), and honestly I think mixing boys and girls would be a good thing. In cultures where boys and girls are encouraged to spend time together as kids, there is more mutual respect between genders as adults (go figure). Also, we can cut out the lame badges on both sides and stick to the cool stuff, like cooking and archery.
@SimonPetrikov, i got up to wolf scouts and quit sh!t was boring barely did anything.
@SimonPetrikov, I mean, I think if they’re going to a public school they don’t lack any interaction with girls. I like the concept of Boy Scouts, and maybe at one time it was good, but it seems nowadays they don’t really do anything but the occasional camping trip and few adults are really into it so it doesn’t end up being a useful experience for the kids. So maybe at one point separating the girls and the boys and just letting them focus on learning scouting shït and not letting their hormones get in the way was a good thing but I don’t think it much matters anymore.
@SimonPetrikov, I completely agree. I was in girl scouts as a kid and I always thought we got shafted when I heard about all the “cool stuff” the boys were doing. However, I found out later that girl scouts taught us a couple of really practical things that tbh both genders need to learn, like how to properly hem pants. I just would’ve rather done some cool archery stuff along with it.
@dandyhandy, And I would have learned to have hemmed pants! Makes much more sense to just mix the two.
People act like women took over the boy scouts recently...nah women have been in the boy scouts since the 1990s they just made it so that they can get eagle scout along with the other boys recently.