Keep Cub Scouts single gender for the betterment of boys and girls

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Co-ed Cub Scouting is a slight to both boys and girls by taking from them the opportunity to have programs specifically dedicated to each of their needs and replacing them with a single program that doesn't address each individually. 
The move to make Cub Scouts co-ed is counterproductive to the growth and instruction of both boys AND girls. Both deserve a quality youth program to teach them leadership and provide them with the opportunity to learn citizenship in service of their communities. Boys and Girls at this age are different, learn differently, and react in groups differently, and one of the most important things is for each to learn who they are, to be secure in their own identity, and grow into the best individuals they can be without distraction or complexities.
Making the program co-ed would not benefit boys or girls more since it would no longer be specifically tailored to either. It would give both less of an opportunity than what they currently have since it would be tailored to neither, but be a hodgepodge compromise between the two.
While Venturing is an example of a great coeducation Scouting program, the ages involved make it capable of the higher success that it has delivered to our youth. To do so at younger ages will just cheat both boys and girls of the best scenario for each.
The argument seems to hinge on complaints about shortcomings in the program offered by the Girl Scouts. To this, the best suggestion is for those dissatisfied with what their daughters are receiving is to become more involved as volunteer leaders and create the opportunities themselves just as has been done in the BSA. The wrong solution is to force fundamental changes on the BSA programs which will only provide an equality through a dilution of the program and a far less fulfilling and beneficial program for everyone.
Keep the Boy Scouts of America the BOY scouts of America. Neither should be held back by not being able to just be themselves as either boys or girls simply because some adults believe it's beneficial since they only have to drive to one meeting. Our kids are worth more than just a consideration of travel time and gas. They're worth the best. 
However, one of the first, and the move to make Cub Scouts co-ed is counterproductive to the growth and instruction of both boys AND girls. Both deserve a quality youth program to teach them leadership and provide them with the opportunity to learn citizenship in service of their communities.
However, one of the first, and most important things, is for each to learn who they are, to be secure in their own identity, and grow into the best individuals they can be without distraction or complexities.
Making the program co-ed would not benefit boys or girls more since it would no longer be specifically tailored to either. It would give both less of an opportunity than what they currently have since it would be tailored to neither, but be a hodgepodge compromise between the two.
While Venturing is an example of a great coeducation Scouting program, the ages involved make it capable of the higher success that it has delivered to our youth. To do so at younger ages will just cheat both boys and girls of the best scenario for each.
The argument seems to hinge on complaints about shortcomings in the program offered by the Girl Scouts. To this, the best suggestion is for those dissatisfied with what their daughters are receiving is to become more involved as volunteer leaders and create the opportunities themselves just as has been done in the BSA. The wrong solution is to force fundamental changes on the BSA programs which will only provide an equality through a dilution of the program and a far less fulfilling and beneficial program for everyone.
Keep the Boy Scouts of America the BOY scouts of America.
Making the program co-ed would not benefit boys or girls more since it would no longer be specifically tailored to either. It would give both less of an opportunity than what they currently have since it would be neither a program that teaches boys to be upstanding young men nor girls to be exception young women, but be a hodgepodge compromise between the two which only teaches them how to earn a patch. 
While Venturing is an example of a great co-educational Scouting program, the ages involved make it capable of the higher success that it has delivered to our youth due to the maturity level of those involved and the fact that they're already secure in themselves and are experiencing a master’s class in leadership. To do so at younger ages will just cheat both boys and girls of the best scenario for each. 
The argument seems to hinge on complaints about shortcomings in the program offered by the Girl Scouts. To this, the best suggestion is for those dissatisfied with what their daughters are receiving to become more involved as volunteer leaders and create the opportunities themselves just as has been done in the BSA.
The primary reason for the successes of the BSA is the dedication of the adults who volunteer their time, money, and hearts in service to youth. Great programs aren't made from the sidelines, they're made from the trenches of service from joyful and committed hearts who care about creating the best opportunities.
The wrong solution is to force fundamental changes on the BSA programs, which will only provide an equality through a dilution of the program and a far less fulfilling and beneficial program for everyone. All our youth deserve the quality program and opportunities that Scouting provides, but each has specific and different needs as they grow into the examples of great citizen servant leaders we all know Scouting provides. But even more, each deserves a program created for them and their needs. To do less and combine them cheats them both out of the opportunity to be the absolute best they can be.
Keep the Boy Scouts of America the BOY scouts of America, don't cheat our daughters out of getting to be girls in a girls program designed for the needs of girls. 



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