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Boy Scouts To Accept Girls, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Boy Scouts To Accept Girls, But Not Everyone Is Happy

However, the Boy Scout's historic decision to allow girls to join isn't necessarily a good thing, at least, not according to Kenya Yarbrough, the Director of Marketing and Advocacy for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

The Boy Scouts at the national level announced this week that Cub Scout dens will remain single-gender, but the larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to accept both boys and girls.

A successful camping event requires all participants to pitch in, and Lindrose said he would expect the same if girls are included.

The Boy Scouts say the move is something families have asked about for years.

Else said programming is decided among councils and troops, and that plenty of troops offer opportunities for camping and outdoors activities.

Under the plan, Cub Scout dens will be single gender, either all-boys or all-girls, and a new program expected to start in 2019 would allow older girls to pursue a path toward the rank of Eagle Scout using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Will a Boy Scouts' program meant to introduce girls to public service, for example, take the same careful steps to make sure young women meet female elected officials, like one in which I participated as a Girl Scout in high school? They worry the move will create unnecessary competition and will hurt their own membership.

"The need for female leadership has never been clearer or more urgent than it is today - and only Girl Scouts has the expertise to give girls and young women the tools they need for success", the statement says.

The Boy Scouts of San Diego did not respond to multiple 10News requests for an interview. On Wednesday, the organization announced that it would accept girls into the Cub Scouts.




For some, the Boy Scouts of America is abandoning a century of tradition.

"All young people, all families can benefit from the Scout Oath and Law", Franks said. For years, she has watched her daughters, now 14, 16, and 21, participate in the local program, with her oldest earning the "Ranger" award, the highest ranking a woman can achieve.

CNN reported that the Boy Scouts' national membership has been declining in recent years, going from 2.8 million in 2012 to 2.3 million in 2016. "I'm not sending her out in the woods with 30 boys". He expressed desire that his daughter, 17-year-old Eva, could have been fully included in the Boy Scout programming like his son Will, who is on track to earn the Eagle rank. Stone said they've been pushing for full inclusion.

"We'll make sure those environments are protected", he said.

"The girls got little to no actual camp experience except sleeping in a platform tent that was set up for them before they got to camp", she said.

Ruby Jenco, Girl Scout ambassador from Troop 8709, is working toward her gold award and thinks the achievement deserves more recognition, like the Eagle Scout rank. "In our program there has been sister tag-alongs, they do everything but don't get the badges", Smith said.

"Nationally, we found that it's harder and harder on the families to have several programs for the kids to be involved in, and some of the parents have been pushing us to have something where the whole family can be involved", he said. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Neil Armstrong and Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates are just a few notable men who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Les Callette said it's not just about the awards, however. Or do "boys need time to be boys and girls need time to be girls"?