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Boy Scouts will begin admitting young girls

Boy Scouts will begin admitting young girls

"Scouting, we're all into change", Jennifer Walter said.

On Wednesday the Boy Scouts announced that next year girls could be admitted into the Cub Scouts, and in 2019 a program for older girls will allow them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

"So I get how parents would say how or why can't my girl join?"

Their journey may lead to an Eagle Scout rank, but Troop 43 takes many journeys along the way.

The co-ed programs have been offered by the Boy Scouts since 1971.

As of 2016 there were 2.3 million boy scouts throughout the U.S. As of 2015 there were 1.8 million girl scouts.

On the other hand Scout Master Joel Wilkins says girls have been working with the boy scouts for a while, and this just makes it official. The change allows local packs to create an all-girl den of cub scouts.

Starting in 2018, families can choose to sign their sons and daughters up for Cub Scouts.

It's a change Eagle Scout Greg Meyer can't contain his excitement for.




At a Cub Scout meeting in Kirkland Wednesday evening, den leader Paige Watson asked a group of fifth-grade boys to repeat after him. Communication specialist for the Girl scouts of Michigan Nalee Xiong does not think it will hinder their participation, but thinks they are better suited to be leading girls.

The organization is expanding programming to include girls.

"Bottom line is Girl Scouts have been around for more than a century".

"Scouting has been recognized as the leader in youth character education and lifelong skills, [so] why should turning our youth into responsible, high-valued citizens only refer to boys?"

"I think it would be funner because they do a lot of like stuff with the environment", said Girl Scout Makayla McAndrew of Scranton.

Girls have had the opportunity to be scouts in the past, but with the Girl Scouts of course. "Many of our Scouting families already brought along their daughters; now they can benefit as actual members". "I think that it's important to let them explore whichever aspect that they want to and encourage them to seek different ways", said Paula Peterson, Parent.

"My immediate thought was why?" says Laice Reid, a Boy Scout mother from Gladwin County.

"I formally request that your organization stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not now participating in Boy Scouts. and not consider expanding to recruit girls", wrote GSUSA President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan in a letter to the BSA's president, AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson.


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