The World Scout Jamboree Has an Odd Medical Requirement For the Hosting Country.
The group formerly known as the Boy Scouts has taken a lot of hits recently. They have lost their name in hopes of opening the doors to females and they have lost many scouts when the Mormons severed ties. But now they may also lose some additional members, as a rule, has come to light. Scout Jamborees must have condoms available for the scouts.
“The World Organization of Scout Movement handbook mandates that the group hosting the world jamboree “must ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants” on location.”
That’s an odd rule especially in light of the new change to the name and invitation of females into the ranks. Are they assuming there will be a need for them now that they have gender intermingling at camp or is the World Jamboree an exception to the rule?
“News of the condom requirement comes months after the Boy Scouts announced it would allow girls to become scouts.
Last year, the scouting organization also changed its policy to permit membership on the basis of gender identity, meaning girls who identified as boys could become scouts.
And in 2015 the Boy Scouts ended its blanket ban on openly gay troop leaders.
John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, an alternative scouting organization, said it is “not clear how far down the rabbit hole the Boy Scouts will continue to fall.”
So it turns out condoms will not be as accessible as some articles have suggested but instead be available if requested from Medical Centers. So it’s not a new Boy Scout of America rule as some sites seem to hint at. It is instead something the World Jamboree Scouts require of the hosting country.
Still, an awkward request as American scouts can be as young as 12 and are not supposed to be learning about sex. It almost seems like the Scouts are sabotaging themselves.