Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join

Boy Scouts of America to let girls join

"Little sister has been tagging along with big brother, participating in a lot of these Cub Scout activities, now she has the benefit of being able to actually join officially", said Mead. One former Boy Scout said he feels girls should not be included in the organization.

"There are Cub Scout packs with boys now registered and involved that are actually involving their sisters", Carman said.

Under the plan, Cub Scout dens - the smallest unit - will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls.

"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.

As a local Cub Scout Master, John Jung approves allowing girls into the 107-year-old institution.

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it would allow girls to enroll in Cub Scouts and rise to the rank of Eagle Scouts alongside boys. "But, we know and have the research that shows that girl-led programming is what they really need to flourish in our society". "What are they gonna change it to just Scouts now?" he said.

Wycoff says, if anything, she thinks the changes will help bring more girls to their troops. "But now if I have girls in there, I may not be comfortable to talk to my leader about that", Crump said. "We're simply responding to the needs and demands of today's families". "It doesn't say boys, it says young people".

"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. "In the USA, 90 percent of female astronauts, 80 percent of female tech leaders, 75 percent of current senators, and 50 percent of female business owners are Girl Scout alumnae".


Do you think girls should be allowed in Boy Scouts? The local charter partners will choose whether to establish single gender or co-ed packs.

In 2016, the Sequoyah Council bestowed him with the Silver Buffalo Award, the highest commendation given by the Boy Scouts of America.

"She gets excited about going into the woods and nature and camping and swimming and hiking and we do all those things so I will be anxious for her to get involved in scouting just like I did", Meyer says.

After the announcement, the Girl Scouts issued a statement that did not mention the Boy Scouts or its move to include girls. Proud to be a Girl Scout!

"What national has said is it will be a boy den program and a girl den program", explained Darin Steindl.

Girls will be able to start enrolling in Boy Scouts in 2018.

"I think it's a great idea", he said.

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