By Southern Door High School Correspondent Delilah Rose
With the recent name change for The Scouts of America, Southern Door’s Scouts address the subject head-on. The Scout organization of America have adjusted their Boy Scouts to the name of Scouts, having the name change officialized in February of 2019. This name change provides a gender-free club for youth from 11 to 17 who participate. The Scout organization has had a 108-year history of representing the name of Boy Scouts, thus has made leaps and bounds to comply with this centuries non-assumption on gender. Southern Door’s Scouts are embracing the transition to this new concept.
Southern Door High School has a few students who are involved with the Scout program who shared their side of the story and what this new name change means for Southern Door.
The school’s Senior Patrol Leader, Trae Kluth, and 8 years standing Scout member shared that the past separation of boys and girls created conflicts outside of the clubs. Trae is a Sophomore and is soon to be moving on from the Scout program. In Trae’s opinion, he has mixed feelings about this name change and said that the integration could result in a variation of ways.
The School’s Junior Scoutmaster and recent Eagle Scout, Alex Quigley, with 9 years standing of his Scout membership, feels that this change is a definite stand out for the many that he has experienced while in Scouts. He is sure that this will be a hot topic of Southern Doors Scout’s upcoming meetings. Alex agrees with the set-up of this change and thinks that it will be good for youth to be themselves around the opposite gender. Schools all over America, just like Southern Door, are experiencing this recent Scout update and are taking their own actions.