BREAKING: “Boy Scout” Policy Requires Condoms to be “Readily and Easily Accessible to All Participants” and Makes Exceptions for Alcohol Consumption at World Jamboree Scouting Event 

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May 21, 2018

“Boy Scout” Policy Requires Condoms to be “Readily and Easily Accessible to All Participants” and Makes Exceptions for Alcohol Consumption at World Jamboree Scouting Event
 
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Photo Credit: Scouts Canada, World Scout Jamboree

(Orlando, FL) The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) released its health and safety guidelines for the World Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 22 through August 2, 2019.

The guidelines require that host organizations, who in this case include the former Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA),

“… ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [staff] at a number of locations on the site. Heads of Contingent must be informed in advance and made aware of their responsibility in communicating this policy to their Participants, Unit Leaders, Contingent Staff, and IST in an appropriate way.” (See Guideline 7.3 on page 10 of the document.) 

Stunningly, the World Jamboree Guideline 7.3 also has “exceptions,” allowances and instructions for the consumption of alcohol in “confined areas” at the 12-day camping event. (It appears the Jamboree guidelines were drafted after the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan in preparation for the 2019 event and were just recently released in an email.)

The 2019 World Jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA). The theme for the 24th Jamboree will be to “Unlock a New World” and promotional materials claim the event will be “a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the BSA changing its membership policy earlier this month to allow girls to fully participate in local Boy Scout Troop programs and their official name change to remove the word “boy” to transform into the new genderless “Scouts BSA.”

The change to allow girls into the BSA provoked a blistering response from the national Girl Scouts of America organization last year when they issued the following statement:

“The Boy Scouts’ house is on fire. Instead of addressing systemic issues of continuing sexual assault, financial mismanagement and deficient programming, BSA’s senior management wants to add an accelerant to the house fire by recruiting girls.”

Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger, who also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Christian scouting movement Trail Life USA issued the following statement:

“In light of the mandatory condom policy, it is not clear how far down the rabbit hole the Boy Scouts will continue to fall. With the addition of condoms and alcohol, the World Jamboree is starting to sound more like a 1960s Woodstock festival rather than a campout that parents would want to send their children to! All of this should be deeply disturbing to the churches that are chartering Boy Scout Troops. These policies present a clear youth protection problem that the BSA absolutely refuses to recognize. The fact that they are requiring that  condoms be ‘readily accessible’ and are communicating this to everyone– including youth participants–shows that the BSA is both anticipating and facilitating sexual conduct between minors at this event. These policies are both outrageous and completely irresponsible.”

More than 160 national scout organizations representing more than 200 nations and territories are expected to participate in this massive West Virginia 12-day camping event, which based on recent membership policy changes should include openly-gay boys, openly-gay adult scout leaders, transgendered boys and adults and now also girls.

Trail Life LogoTrail Life USA has over 739 local troops chartered with various churches and school organizations in 48 states. For more information on joining a troop or starting a troop with this Christ-centered, boy focused, high adventure program see www.TrailLifeUSA.com. More on the history of the launch of Trail Life USA can be found here.

The Florida Family Policy Council is one of 40 other state-based policy organizations associated with Focus on the Family and the Family Policy Alliance.

For more information, contact
Shirley Warren at 407-251-5130
or email Media@FLfamily.org.

27 thoughts on “BREAKING: “Boy Scout” Policy Requires Condoms to be “Readily and Easily Accessible to All Participants” and Makes Exceptions for Alcohol Consumption at World Jamboree Scouting Event 

  1. I was boy scout in my day.. enjoyed every minute of it. now 65 yrs of age and would not encourage my grans to join. this world going crazy.blame it on democrats.

  2. These policies degrade the Eagle Scout Awards earned by my two grandsons! What a sad state of affairs. We are well educated, fairly progressive grandparents who recognize and accept many of the changes invtoday’s World but not this. It is deplorable. I can hardly believe that parents, especially parents of faith, will in any way support this. I agree this is more like s Woodstock than a scout camp!

  3. As a leader of Girl Scouts, i am appalled, disgusted, in shock, and disbelief that any leader could possibly allow this

  4. I spent over 20 years in Scouting and have held just about every position possible including Camp Master at Summer Camp. I view all these changes as weakening the program as a whole. Mixing boys and girls from ages 11 through 17 together will cause too many challenges for tis to be successful. As a former scout leader I will categorically state that I would have quit scouting before taking on the additional responsibility of coed scouting. Generally speaking, it seems that most are against this change…if so why are they doing it ???

  5. ALCOHOL? ? WHEN YOUR TRYING TO TEACH AND BE MENTORS TO CHILDREN? CODOMS? CONSENSUAL SEX DOESN’T START TILL 18…. WRONG!!!!

  6. This event should be canceled it is wrong and Boy Scouts should be back to the way it was I am ashamed to be an Eagle Scout and I am stopping any donations and I plan on getting all of my local troops to boycott this event

  7. Interesting that this comes out now. We all have to understand that the rest of the worlds social structure is not the same as ours. This being said, in ANY country their standards of their own youth will differ from ours. It does not matter it its condoms beer firearms or driving each country has its own rules and social acceptance for those rules. As for girls in Boy Scouts if they had it available for my daughter I would have had her in the BSA and not the GSA. So for me it I see more benefits going forward.

  8. John Stemberger’s reference to alcohol seems an over-reaction. Unlike with condoms, the policy seems pretty strongly against alcohol, and while the BSA is permitted to make some exceptions, it is not required to do so.

    “The use of alcohol shall not be permitted on the Jamboree site. Some exceptions may be made for Adults in confined areas, in accordance with the host country’s habits. Alcohol consumption may not affect the ability of any adult onsite to carry out their assigned role. Adults may not interact with Participants when affected by alcohol.”

  9. First off they are still the Boy Scouts of America. The organization name is not changing next time check ur facts

  10. This is disgusting and certainly not what the BoyScouts was set up to teach young boys! My grandsons are Boy Scouts but it is looking quite dim that they will remain in the Scouts! This isn’t how our family wants them taught to be a good man and citizen.

  11. Why do you feel the need to use such a misleading headline? Sure you put parenthesis around Boy Scouts but you already know that It was not the Boy Scouts of America that issued this and that It was the World Organization of Scout Movement which represents a variety of organizations include those such as Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, from over 200 nations and territories. Unfortunately, most will read your headline and move one without delving into the truth. That, i.e., accurate reporting is your job.

  12. haha my child wont be attending. hope you have good lawyers with girls in big law suits .

  13. Are you kidding me you are destroying American’s youth .This is a disgrace to all common sense. Your allowing Alcohol and requiring condoms but also encourage gay boys , gay scout leaders , transgender and young girls . You people need a reality check !

  14. The Boy Scouts of America has turned it’s back on good moral conduct and has perverted the ideas of what the Boy Scouts Of America is suppose to represent. It started going downhill when they allowed gays to be scout leaders. Then trans genders etc.etc. etc. Personally I would not put my Son in that perverted environment, and my son were already in the scouts before it began, I would have pulled him out at the first Godless attempt to allow such pervertedness..

  15. The parents who would send their BOYS to the BOY Scouts believe in the values it stood for I can’t believe they would send them to an organization that stands against those values. Parents of girls I hope will send the where they belong to the girl scouts. I hope parents of boys break off ties with this progressive version of the boy scouts until the current leaders step down & people with sense restore it to hold the values it use to.

  16. The Scouting program was always upfront and proper and never had to worry about sending our boys to a Jamboree. Now the whole name of the Boy Scouts of America has become the biggest mess of all time. They took away the whole idea of what it means to be a Boy Scout, and turned it into a place where boys can drink and think about having sex, and then you add the girls into this nasty mess? Who are you trying to kid, not the American people who trusted the scouting program all these years. This is definitely a Leftist program with Communism written all over it. No Thank You !!!!!!!

  17. What is this world becoming? I as well as two of my Sons are Eagle scouts. I use to hold this honor high but no longer.They have taken God and morals out of scouting and sunk to all time lows.

  18. How very sad, this it not surprising in light of all that has transpired. So very sad, indeed.

  19. Once upon a time, the Boy Scouts of America knew what gender they all belonged to and most Scout Masters at least claimed to be on a mission to insure these boys grew into morally guided men. I never belonged to the Boy Scouts but did have access to a second hand manual back in the 1960s. Back then, They wanted Boys to grow into well mannered men. Things have gone wrong.

  20. Well just as the left wants. They have destroyed Boys Scouts. Another American Icon they destroyed. I would not let my son or daughter be a scout now. I was a Girl scout leader for 5 yrs. It was a perfect organization for girls. This is just an invitation for boys and girls to go into the woods and come out pregnant.. This is insanity. No parents who have a daughter that are in their right mind would allow a daughter to go on a camping trip today.. It is a dangerous situation to put boys and girls together in such an atmosphere.. This should never have happened but it makes the NWO people happy because they have taken down yet another American ICON in their efforts to take down this country for their agenda of the NWO. I am sad . We had such a perfect country. A perfect recipe for happiness and peace then the liberal left and NWO agenda that has brainwashed people too destroy a once great nation. Go back to the 60’s and till now and recall they have taken down. Recent effort to destroy the NFL another Icon. Our history and Statues. Our amendment rights. Killing our kids for that effort. If america does not unite against this agenda we will no longer be america.. LETS GO BACK TO BEING AMERICA AND REVERSE THIS INSANITY THAT HAS COME TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY FOR THE LIBERAL AGENDA AND NWO. IF NOT THE END RESULTS WILL BE HORRIBLE.

  21. The World Scout Jamboree is a scouting jamboree of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) of which the Boy Scouts of America is a part of. Typically it is attended by several tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world and each country’s national scouting affiliate is authorized a set number of participants who may attend.

    The Boy Scouts of America, as an organizational member, has input on this jamboree however the ultimate decision on rules, regulations and restrictions are determined by the world movement’s leadership, consistent with the host location’s laws in effect

    Ultimately The Boy Scouts of America is able to provide it’s opinion however the world’s decision may trump BSA standards for those scouts attending from other countries.

    The BSA’s policy on alcohol and sexual interaction is long-standing and unquestionable. BSA members attending the World Jamboree are required to adhere to BSA standards which are more strict than WOSM standards.

    When you pined this issue on the BSA you clearly didn’t know what you were talking about or you purposely distorted the facts in order to advance your agenda.

  22. The boys scout of America have fallen from grace !I will never encourage any young person to join! It seems the world is trying to change the morals of our youth!