Following the somewhat stunning 'grand virtue signaling' decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join the ranks of its Cub Scout program, as well as create a Scouting program for older girls, the Girl Scouts of the USA has issued a blistering rebuke.
"The Boy Scouts' house is on fire," Girl Scouts told ABC News in a statement today.
"Instead of addressing systemic issues of continuing sexual assault, financial mismanagement and deficient programming, BSA's senior management wants to add an accelerant to the house fire by recruiting girls."
The Girl Scouts initially responded Wednesday to the Boy Scouts' decision with a blog post citing what it said is the power of the "single-gender environment."
"Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership organization in the world, created with and for girls," the organization wrote in the post.
"We believe strongly in the importance of the all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment that Girl Scouts provides, which creates a free space for girls to learn and thrive."
It continued, "The benefit of the single-gender environment has been well-documented by educators, scholars, other girl- and youth-serving organizations, and Girl Scouts and their families. Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind experience for girls with a program tailored specifically to their unique developmental needs."
In the past, the Girl Scouts have been cool to the idea of admitting girls into the Boy Scouts, citing research that showed many girls learn best in an all-female environment.
"We are unparalleled in our ability to build great female leaders who contribute to society at every level," said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, a psychologist who helps guide the Girl Scouts.
The Girl Scouts organization, founded in 1912, has a membership of 1.8 million girls led by 800,000 adults, according to its website. The organization generates nearly $1 billion, half of its annual revenue, in sales from the famous Girl Scouts cookies.
So how long before Girl Scouts are denigrated by the left for not accepting boys? Not long we suspect.