boy scouts will begin accepting girls next year?

boy scouts will begin accepting girls next year?

boy scouts will begin accepting girls next year?

The Boy Scouts announced plans to admit girls starting next year, and establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan, Cub Scout dens will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger packs will have the option to welcome both genders if they choose. The program for older girls is expected to start in 2019 and will enable girls to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

Boy Scout leaders say the change is needed to provide more options for parents. “The values of Scouting—trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example—are important for both young men and women,” says BSA’s Chief Scout Executive. The Girl Scouts organization has criticized the initiative, saying it strains the century-old bond between the two groups. (Scouting Newsroom)

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