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Published On: Tue, May 22nd, 2018

Boy Scouts to make condoms and consumption of alcohol available at World Jamboree

The World Organization of the Scout Movement promotes the use of condoms and alcohol for attendees in its health and safety guidelines for next year’s 24th World Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
The guidelines require that host organizations, who in this case include the Scouts BSA, formerly Boy Scouts of America, “… 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.) The guidelines also have “exceptions,” allowances and instructions for the consumption of alcohol in “confined areas” at the 12-day camping event.
This announcement comes after the BSA recently changed its membership policy to allow girls to fully participate in local programs and changed its official name to remove the word “boy” to transform into the new “genderless” Scouts BSA.

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The 2019 World Jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the 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.” More than 160 national scout organizations representing more than 200 nations and territories are expected to participate in this massive camping event, which based on recent membership policy changes, will now include girls, as well as boys, adults and scout leaders who are LGBT.
“Churches that are chartering Boy Scout Troops to the World Jamboree event should be outraged that it is encouraging minors to participate in sexual conduct and consume alcohol,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “These guidelines which include condoms and alcohol are completely irresponsible. I can’t imagine any parents who want to send their children to a campout that promotes this kind of outrageous and dangerous behavior. Every church should consider partnering with Trail Life USA, which encourages Christian values, and immediately dissociate with the Boy Scouts,” said Staver.

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  1. CJ says:

    Not exactly earth shattering if you know anything about World Jamboree’s. I went to Australia World Jamboree in 1988, you could get condoms at the first aid centers and adult areas had alcohol for special groups.

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