If the former-Boy Scouts of America ever needed a sign that allowing girls into Boy Scout troops might have been a bad idea, the mandatory issuance of condoms at Jamborees may be a good place to start.
Hosting the World Jamboree event in August of 2019, Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America) have been ordered by the World Organization of the Scout Movement to 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.”
The 12-day camping event also has “exceptions,” allowances and instructions for alcohol consumption in “confined areas.”
An international variant of the US National Scout Jamboree, the 2019 World Jamboree is being hosted by Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México and the Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA).
According to Charisma News, the theme for the 2019 event has a rather globalist flavor to it, known as “Unlock a New World,” with promotional materials claiming the event will be “a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.”
Many scout advocates -including Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger- aren’t on board with the new changes.
“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.”
Scouts from over 200 nations and 160 organizations a are expected to attend the event.
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