Far above sports letters and trophies much of what I learned from scouting translated into real world use and value.
But it looks like what once was will now change.
I didn't know any gay kids growing up, and I have no reason to suspect that the few neighborhood kids who didn't join the scouts were turned down because they were gay.
While I understand the plight of gays in America, I grew up with patrols that had names like Bear, Lion and Wolf, so somehow Unicorn just seems so wrong.
I suspect there will be dozens of new merit badges, besides the traditional, hiking, swimming and kayaking, the all inclusive Boy Scouts will offer, flower arranging, fashion design, hair styling and cat fighting.