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First giant religious group announces break up with new boy scouts

First giant religious group announces break up with new boy scouts

The Mormon church and the Boy Scouts of America have announced that they are ending their relationship, after more than 100 years of close ties.

Furthermore, the church also prefers to enrol boys and girls into separate youth programmes and so is believed to be unhappy with a recent decision to allow girls to join the Boy Scouts.

The Mormon church said the move is part of a push to grow its worldwide reach and create a "uniform" and global youth leadership and development program.

Girl Scouts, however, has remained true to its mission and developed a national, strategic initiative to expand the depth of its programs to meet the needs of girls today and in the future, offering new opportunities for girls to explore the outdoors, build technology skills and encourage entrepreneurship. In the last five years, the Boy Scouts began admitting gay and transgender Scouts, and ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders.

In his statement, Abp. Naumann asked pastors "to begin the process of transitioning away from the hosting of parish Girl Scout troops" and recommended the American Heritage Girls (AHG) instead.

Others lambasted controversial histories of the Mormon Church, such as its opposition to same-sex marriage, and its patriarchal roots asserting dominance over Mormon women.

The Mormon church is parting ways with the Boy Scouts of America after more than a century.

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"The church is wedded very much to traditional gender roles and they see the Boy Scouts of America increasingly move away from that", he said.

"It's reprehensible that the Boy Scouts of America has hired lobbyists to kill legislation that would help the adult survivors of child sexual abuse, " said Brad Hoylman, a Democratic state senator in NY who sponsored such a bill.

The move is important because Mormons make up a major part of the Boy Scouts membership.

And so, "effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world". "These Girl Scout programs have consisted of community Take Action projects, journey Take Action projects, Service to Girl Scouting bar, Community Service Bar and the GSSI Trifecta Award".

Girl Scouts has worked closely with girls, volunteers, and staff to ensure its programs are what girls want and need.

The church has long spent more money on Boy Scouts than the internal girls program and given more recognition to boys who earn Eagle Scout than girls who earn the highest medallion in their program, they said. The church reportedly paid the same annual lump sum it paid to the BSA in 2017 to boring the impact of such a major loss of revenue, Deseret News reported.

Mary Catherine has watched her older brothers participate in Cub Scouts and was excited to wear her T-shirt denoting she was joining the youngest rank, for kindergartners.

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