[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Boys will be boys. We’ve all heard that saying. It is used when describing how boys play. They roughhouse. They get loud. They run, tackle, and get dirty. On the other hand, little girls typically play a lot more quietly. They have pretend tea. They play store. They like to dress up dolls. You get the difference.
Or so it was.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Now, the Boy Scouts of America is changing the way that boys can play by regulating how scouts can play with water guns, as well as the size of water balloons.
Not that there aren’t elements of play that both boys and girl participate in. After all, girls can get pretty loud when they play, too. There are girls who play sports and those who describe themselves as tomboys, though in today’s political correct culture one would be attacked as a bigot for using such a word.
I myself grew up with 3 sisters and two brothers. I played with dolls, but I also liked catching lizards outside with my brother. But, there are some things that, at least used to be, associated with boys. Playing cowboys and Indians, another no-no in today’s overly politically correct world, and cops and robbers, something also now frowned upon, are two play-time activities of many boys through the ages.
Both of those play-time activities are now judged as a “no-no” because they are seen as politically incorrect not only by the ultra-sensitive leftist PC crowd, but also because at the center of such play are toy guns. Now, we see this fear-mongering about guns applied by the Boy Scouts of America with a banning of water guns.
Yes, the Boy Scouts of America have instituted a ban on water guns.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Not only that, they also think that water balloons, a super fun thing to play with when you grow up in a place that is extremely hot, must be regulated to a size limit. Any water balloon larger than a ping pong ball is off limits.
In recent years, we’ve seen children suspended from school for chewing a pop tart into the shape of a gun. We’ve seen kids punished at school for wearing a shirt with a gun on it. The fear-mongering when it comes to guns, meant no doubt to attack the Second Amendment by indoctrinating a future generation, is so out of control that now the Boy Scouts view water balloons and water guns as dangerous. In fact, they went further than that. Water guns are described as ‘simulated firearms’ and scouts are told that it is not nice to aim water guns at other people.
Talk about taking the fun out of childhood and working overtime to create a fear, and loathing, of guns and gun rights in our youth. I wonder how many families are now looking for an alternative to the Boy Scouts.
h/t Fox News