A Message for Scout Parents: Guard Your Children

The Apostasy of the Boy Scouts vs. the Faithfulness of Trail Life USA

The Proprietor

Theocratic conservative blogger, cultural evangelist, and political provocateur Trey Mays is a Christian Reformist — because culture needs fundamental reform, not revolutionary change. He is a fighter for a multi-party, decentralized Constitutional Confederacy of small Christian republics based on the standards of God's Law of Liberty.

The Boy Scouts of America (Boy Scouts) was founded as a Christian youth organization explicitly for boys to train them into Godly men of good Christian character.  It was a Christian youth ministry built on a foundation firmly believing in the Truth of the Christian Scriptures.  If it weren’t clear with the acceptance of homosexual scout leaders, it should become abundantly clear that the Boy Scouts are now unworthy of your support as Christian parents.

The Boy Scouts are apostate.  They are in rebellion against God Almighty, while mocking His Moral Law.  You cannot claim a belief in Jesus Christ on the one hand, but by your actions on the other rebel against all that He commanded.  As Paul reminds us in Galatians 6:7 that God will not be mocked, “for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”  A youth organization cannot claim to be teaching the grace of Jesus to children if said youth organization has rejected the biblical differences between boys and girls, according to the commands of Jesus.

Therefore, parents, you’re only recourse now is to do the right thing and guard the hearts of your children.  You should be pulling your sons out of the Boy Scouts.  Yesterday.  Do not reward the ungodliness of the apostasy of the Boy Scouts by convincing yourself that you can reform them from the inside.  They must hit rock bottom and come humbly before God repenting of their sins and ask for forgiveness from the only One who can grant forgiveness.

If you have a son who is almost getting his Eagle Scout, pull him out.  You’re still his parent and are still charged with protecting his heart from unrighteousness.  He’s old enough to understand, but you have to be willing to teach him what is right and what is wrong and teach him there are in fact differences between boys and girls.  Do not compromise with him; teach him why leaving an apostate organization is the biblically right thing to do (even when he is so close to finishing).

And parents, after you have pulled your kids out of the Scouts, you should go humbly before God in prayer and search the Scriptures to thoughtfully pen a letter to the Boy Scouts.  You should scripturally, and thoughtfully, plead with them to repent of their sins and apostasy and ask God for forgiveness.  I say to search the Scriptures and write this letter with a humble heart of prayer because if you write in anger towards their actions, you will be sinning with your resentment and malice.  Your letter should be in the Spirit of bringing your brothers in Christ back into the fold of God, not to maliciously demand something from them.

After you have humbled yourself before God and penned your letter to them, you should gather your Christian friends, particularly any of the parents of other kids in your son’s troop, and pray for the Boy Scouts.  They are sinning.  They are broken.  And they are fully indulging that sin.  They need the Church praying for them and asking God to restore them back to Him.

In the meantime, there appears to be a legitimate alternative to the Boy Scouts called Trail Life USA.  They are entirely separate and distinct from the Boy Scouts, but they claim to have a process to transfer your son’s previous achievements to be recognized by Trail Life USA.  And they appear to still believe in the righteous Truth of the Christian Scriptures.

Train up your sons and shepherd his heart as he grows into authentic manhood (Proverbs 22:6).

The Proprietor

Theocratic conservative blogger, cultural evangelist, and political provocateur Trey Mays is a Christian Reformist — because culture needs fundamental reform, not revolutionary change. He is a fighter for a multi-party, decentralized Constitutional Confederacy of small Christian republics based on the standards of God's Law of Liberty.